Royals vs. Twins Prediction
Will the Minnesota Twins avoid a big upset at home when they play host to the Kansas City Royals tonight at 8:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, August 3, 2018
8:10PM ET – Target Field
TV: FSN (Min); FSKC (KC)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Twins are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -185 to prevail at home. The Royals are listed with a money line of +165 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 81 percent of the wagers going on Minnesota at home. 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 win series at Chicago
The Royals are coming off a series win at Chicago this week, but lost the series finale 6-4. Kansas City is now 34-74 overall and 19-37 on the road. KC is putting up 3.72 runs per game on offense while allowing 5.49 per contest.
Heath Fillmyer gets the start for the Royals this evening. He has started three games this year and appeared in four others. Fillmyer has an 0-1 record with a 3.29 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP. Over 27.1 innings, he has 15 strikeouts with 12 walks.
The Twins had a chance to make up some ground in the AL Central, but lost two of three to the Indians. Minnesota has lost five of their last six. The Twins are 49-58 overall and 30-24 at home. Minnesota is putting up 4.44 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.68 per contest.
Jake Odorizzi gets the start for the Twins this evening. He has started 22 games this season and has a 4-7 record with a 4.58 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP. Odorizzi has pitched 112.0 innings this year and has 118 strikeouts with 47 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals are 16-37 in their last 53 series openers and 2-7 in their last 9 Friday games.
The Twins have won six of their last seven series openers and 11 of their last 15 home games.
The Twins did lose three games at Kansas City a few weeks ago, but the Twins are home this weekend and need the wins. The Twins still can hold out some hope in the AL Central race with the Indians not running away with it. I think Minnesota locks in and starts the series with a victory tonight.
The Pick: Minnesota Twins -185