Royals vs. Twins Prediction
The Minnesota Twins had an easier time with the Kansas City Royals on Saturday. Will the Twins cruise to a sweep when the two meet up today at 2:10PM ET?
967 Kansas City Royals vs. 968 Minnesota Twins
Sunday, August 4, 2019
2:10PM 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 -220 to win. The Royals are listed with a money line of +185 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 10.5 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 continue slide
Kansas City has extended its losing streak to five games after an 11-3 loss to the Twins on Saturday evening. They have lost eight of their last nine as well. The Royals are 40-72 overall, 17-37 on the road and 57-49 with the over. KC has Brad Keller getting the start today. He is 7-10 on the year with a 4.01 ERA.
Kansas City didn’t get much of a chance on Saturday, as the Twins put up seven runs over the first two innings. Danny Duffy was rocked for nine runs over 4.2 innings to fall to 5-6 on the year. At the plate, KC was led by Jorge Soler, who had his 29th home run and scored two runs. Meibrys Viloria added two RBI for the Royals.
Twins keep hitting
Minnesota has five of its last six and the first two games in this series with the Royals thanks to scoring 22 runs over the two contests. The Twins are 68-42 on the season, 33-21 at home and 56-48 with the over. Minnesota has Jake Odorizzi on the mound today. He is 12-5 on the year with a 3.73 ERA.
Kyle Gibson was given plenty of run support on Saturday. He improved to 11-4 on the year with a win. He threw 6.2 innings and gave up two earned runs while striking out six. The Twins had five home runs in the win. Nelson Cruz hit three on the day to give him 30 on the year. He finished with five RBI as well. C.J. Cron and Jorge Polanco each homered as well. Polanco finished with three RBI while Cron had two.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals are 1-6 in their last seven against a right-handed starter and 18-62 in their last 80 Game 3’s of a series.
The Twins are just 1-11 in their last 12 Game 3’s of a series, but they have won Odorizzi’s last five home starts against a losing team.
Keller has been a bright spot for the Royals most of the season. He has actually been quite solid against Minnesota as well, posting a 2.08 ERA over two starts. Odorizzi has had some shaky outings over the past few weeks, but still has impressive numbers for the season. However, he has struggled with KC, posting a 7.20 ERA over two starts. Given the splits, and the odd trend where Minnesota has struggled mightily in Game 3’s of a series, I am going to take my chances on the underdog.
MLB Prediction: Kansas City Royals +185