Royals vs. Twins Prediction

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins, 7/11/18 Prediction & Odds

Will the Kansas City Royals see an uptick in offense again this afternoon when they take on the Minnesota Twins at 1:10PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

915 Kansas City Royals vs. 916 Minnesota Twins

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

1:10PM ET – Target Field

TV: ESPN+

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers, the Twins are favored at home today, as they are getting odds of -205 to win. The Royals are listed with a money line of +185 to win, while the over/under total for the contest has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently is split right down the middle. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Royals end skid

The Royals finally put a stop to their 10-game losing streak on Tuesday night with an 9-4 win over the Twins on Tuesday night. Kansas City is 26-65 overall and 15-30 on the road. KC is putting up 3.46 runs per game on offense while allowing 5.54 per contest.

Burch Smith gets the start for the Royals this afternoon. Smith has not made a start this year, but has appeared in 24 games. He has a 5.40 ERA with a 1.54 WHIP. Smith has pitched a total of 38.1 innings and has 39 strikeouts with 21 walks.

Twins snap win streak

The Twins saw their 5-game win streak ended in Tuesday’s loss, surprisingly giving up 9 runs to a poor KC hitting team. Minnesota is now 40-49 overall and 25-21 at home. Minnesota is scoring just 4.31 runs per game this season while allowing 4.52 per contest.

Lance Lynn gets the start for the Twins this afternoon. He has pitched in 17 games this year and has a 6-7 record. Lynn has a 5.21 ERA and a 1.66 WHIP. He has logged a total of 86.1 innings and has 85 strikeouts and 52 walks.

MLB Betting Trends

Kansas City

The Royals are just 11-44 in their last 55 games against a right-handed starter and 1-6 in their last seven against a team with a losing record.

Minnesota

The Twins have won six of their last seven at home and four Lynn’s last five starts at home.

Prediction:

Lynn hasn’t been great, but he is a regular starter and still has a better offense behind him. Smith is making his first start and likely won’t get deep into the game. KC doesn’t have a bullpen to count on and you can’t expect the sort of offensive output the team got on Tuesday night. Look for Minnesota to bounce back.

 

The Pick: Minnesota Twins -205

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