Royals vs. Twins Prediction
Will the Minnesota Twins be able to pick up another win at home over the Kansas City Royals when the two face off again at 7:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, August 4, 2018
7:10PM 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 -240 to prevail at home. The Royals are listed with a money line of +210 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 87 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 drop opener
The Royals dropped the series opener on Friday night, 6-4. It was their second straight 6-4 loss. Kansas City is now 34-75 overall and 19-38 on the road. KC is putting up 3.72 runs per game on offense while allowing 5.50 per contest.
Burch Smith makes the start for the Royals today. He is making his fifth start of the year, though he has appeared in a total of 28 games this season. Smith has a 1-2 record with a 6.00 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP. He also has 55 strikeouts and 27 walks over 54.0 innings.
Minnesota avoided a third consecutive loss at home on Friday with the 6-4 win over the Royals. The Twins are now 50-58 overall and 31-24 at home. Minnesota is putting up 4.45 runs per game on offense while allowing 4.68 per contest.
Jose Berrios gets the start for the Twins this evening. He is making his 22nd start of the season and comes into today with a 10-8 record, a 3.56 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP. Berrios has 142 strikeouts and 33 walks over 139.0 innings this year.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals are 1-9 in their last 10 games against a starter with a WHIP under 1.15. They are also just 13-38 in their last 51 overall.
The Twins are 12-4 in their last 16 home games and they are 11-1 in Berrios’ last 12 home starts against a team with a losing record.
Minnesota needs to really win the games in this series if it hopes to make any kind of last push in the AL Central. Berrios has been alternating good starts with bad lately and coming off a poor one. Now he faces a KC team that he dominated earlier this year. I think Berrios will be able to pitch well at home while the Twins beat up on Smith and the KC bullpen.
The Pick: Minnesota Twins -1.5 (-125)