Twins vs. Royals Prediction

Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals, 7/22/18 Prediction & Odds

Can the Kansas City Royals finish off a possible sweep of the Minnesota Twins when the two wrap up their weekend series today at 2:15PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

917 Minnesota Twins at 918 Kansas City Royals

Sunday, July 22, 2018

2:15PM 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 9.5 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 drop another

The Twins really have blown a big chance, losing the first two games in this series to lowly Kansas City. Minnesota is now 44-52 overall and 15-30 on the road. The Twins are putting up 4.49 runs per game this season while allowing 4.76 per contest.

Jake Odorizzi takes the mound for the Twins this afternoon. He is making his 21st start of the season today and comes in with a 4-6 record. Odorizzi also has a 4.54 ERA with a 1.45 WHIP. He has pitched a total of 101.0 innings this year and has 105 strikeouts with 45 walks.

Royals get rare win at home

The Royals have managed two wins to open this series, picking up a 4-2 victory on Saturday. KC is now 29-68 overall and 13-35 at home. The Royals are scoring just 3.58 runs per game this season while giving up 5.54 per contest.

Brad Keller will get the start for the Royals on Sunday. He has appeared in 29 games and started eight this year. He has a 2-4 record with a 3.13 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP. Keller has recorded 36 strikeouts and 27 walks over 63.1 innings.

MLB Betting Trends

Minnesota

The Twins have won five of their last seven Sunday games, but they are just 7-19 in their last 26 on the road.

Kansas City

The Royals have lost seven straight Sunday games and they are 1-6 in Keller’s last seven starts.

Prediction:

Neither team is very trustworthy, but I worry about Keller’s length on the mound today. He isn’t used to really having to go deep into a game, but he probably will have to if Kansas City is going to win. The Royals don’t have a bullpen to rely on and Odorizzi is someone capable of locking up the KC hitters. I have a hard time believing the Twins can’t win a single game in this series.

 

The Pick: Minnesota Twins -140

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