Royals vs. Twins Prediction
The Minnesota Twins had to use their hitting power to find a way past the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. Will the Twins be able to get another win tonight at 7:10PM ET?
923 Kansas City Royals vs. 924 Minnesota Twins
Saturday, August 3, 2019
7:10PM ET – Target Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Twins are the favorite today, as they are getting odds of -225 to win. The Royals are listed with a money line of +180 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 10 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 79 percent 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 drop fourth straight
Kansas City has lost four straight following an 11-9 loss to the Twins on Friday night in Minnesota. They have lost seven of their last eight as well. The Royals are 40-71 overall, 17-36 on the road and 56-49 with the over. KC has Danny Duffy getting the start tonight. He is 5-5 on the season with a 4.42 ERA.
The Royals put up 15 hits on Friday night for nine runs, but their pitching couldn’t get the job done. Glenn Sparkman got the start and gave up six runs over 4.2 innings for a no-decision while the bullpen gave up another five runs. Richard Lovelady took the loss, allowing two runs over 1.1 innings of work. At the plate, KC had three home runs. Hunter Dozier had two solo shots to lead the Royals. Jorge Soler, Cheslor Cuthbert and Whit Merrifield each had three runs.
Twins take opener
Minnesota has won four of its last five and six of its last eight thanks to Friday’s win in the series opener. The Twins are 67-42 on the season, 32-21 at home and 55-48 with the over. Minnesota has Kyle Gibson on the mound today. He is 10-4 on the season with a 4.10 ERA.
The Twins put up 11 runs on 11 hits, making the most of their chances on Friday. Nelson Cruz had two doubles and his 27th home run, while driving in five runs in the win. Jorge Polanco and Max Kepler each had two hits and combined to score five runs. Martin Perez threw five innings and gave up five runs on seven hits. He didn’t get a decision. Trevor May got the win in relief while Sergio Romo earned his first save with the team.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals are 2-11 in their last 13 Saturday games and 1-5 in their last six division games.
The Twins are 16-5 in their last 21 Saturday games and 35-16 in their last 51 division contests.
The Twins had some unpredictably bad pitching all around on Friday. Today they have a veteran arm in Gibson, who has struggled as of late, but still manages to get wins. Duffy has been pretty consistent throughout the year, giving up a handful of runs in most starts. He is steady, but facing some dangerous bats on the road today. Gibson doesn’t have that same test. KC had a nice night on Friday, but that isn’t the norm for them.
MLB Prediction: Minnesota Twins -225