Twins vs. Royals Prediction
Can the Minnesota Twins let themselves lose to the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. Will they avoid another upset on Saturday at 7:15PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, July 21, 2018
7:15PM 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 -140 to win tonight. Kansas City is getting a money line of +125 to prevail, while the over/under total for the contest has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 83 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 fall in opener
The Twins had a chance to move closer to being a winning team on Friday, but suffered a 6-5 loss in the opener of the weekend series. Minnesota is now 44-51 overall and 15-29 on the road. The Twins are putting up 4.52 runs per game this season while allowing 4.77 per contest.
Lance Lynn will take the mound for the Twins this evening. He is making his 19th start of the season and comes into this game at 7-7 with a 5.22 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP. Lynn has pitched a total of 91.1 innings and has 91 strikeouts with 55 walks.
Royals get rare win at home
The Royals grinded out the win at home on Monday for just their 12th victory ay home on the season. KC is now 28-68 overall and 12-35 at home. The Royals are scoring just 3.57 runs per game this season while giving up 5.57 per contest.
Jakob Junis gets the call for Kansas City this evening. He is 5-10 on the season through 17 starts and carries a 5.13 ERA with a 1.29 WHIP. Junis has pitched 101.2 innings this season and has 92 strikeouts with 28 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Twins have still won nine of their last 12 coming into today’s game despite being 7-19 in their last 26 road games.
The Royals are 14-47 in their last 61 games against a right-handed pitcher and 3-9 in their last 12 against a team with a losing record.
The Royals got the win on Friday, but they have lost Junis’ last seven starts. He has given up 34 earned runs over those seven starts and I don’t see Kansas City being able to put up a lot of runs over Minnesota tonight. Lynn isn’t great, but the Royals haven’t been able to show much consistency at the plate this season. I think the Twins light up Junis and cruise to a win.
The Pick: Minnesota Twins -140