Twins vs. Royals Prediction
Can the Minnesota Twins inch closer to the .500 mark when they go on the road to face the Kansas City Royals tonight at 8:15PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, July 20, 2018
8:15PM ET – Kauffman Stadium
TV: FSKC (KC); FSN (Min)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Twins are the slight favorite on the road, as they are getting odds of -125 to win tonight. Kansas City is getting a money line of +105 to prevail, while the over/under total for the contest has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 68 percent going on Minnesota on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Twins inching forward
The Twins won four of their last five entering the break to inch closer to becoming a .500 team. Minnesota is now 44-50 overall and 15-28 on the road. The Twins are putting up 4.51 runs per game this season while allowing 4.76 per contest.
Kyle Gibson is getting the start for the Twins this evening. Gibson has started 19 games this season and he is 4-6 on the year with a 3.42 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP. Gibson has pitched a total of 115.2 innings this year and has 114 strikeouts with 46 walks.
Royals worst in MLB
The Royals entered the All-Star Break with the worst record in all of baseball. They lost eight of their last 10 and are 27-68 overall and 11-35 at home. The Royals are scoring just 3.55 runs per game this season while giving up 5.58 per contest.
Danny Duffy gets the start for the Royals on Friday night. Duffy has started 20 games this season and has a 5-8 record with a 4.59 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP. He has pitched a total of 113.2 innings this year and has 103 strikeouts with 53 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Twins are 9-2 in their last 11 games overall and they have won six of Gibson’s last seven Friday starts. However, they are 5-17 in their last 22 road games.
The Royals are 1-7 in their last eight Friday games and 1-7 in Duffy’s last eight home starts.
Duffy has pitched pretty well as of late, but has struggled with run support. That includes six scoreless innings against the Twins in which KC still lost. Gibson has been able to pitch pretty well most of the season and should have a good start against this awful KC batting order. The Royals are a team that just can’t win consistently. Go with the Twins on the road.
The Pick: Minnesota Twins -125