Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Minnesota vs Kansas City Royals Prediction 3/30/2024

The Minnesota Twins (1-0) travel to face off against the Kansas City Royals (0-1) on Saturday, March 30th. This game will be played at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City and televised on BSN. The Twins are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Royals are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Royals. First pitch is set for 4:10 ET.

Twins vs Royals

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The Twins took down the Royals in the last game of this series, winning by a score of 4-1. Heading into the game, the Twins were the favorite on the road at -126. The Royals’ only run came in the 1st inning, while the Twins’ offense didn’t get going until the 1st inning and added some insurance runs in the 9th.

Pablo Lopez and Cole Ragans both had quality starts in the game, but it was Lopez who got the win. Griffin Jax picked up the save for the Twins. Lopez went seven innings and gave up just one earned run, while Ragans gave up two runs on five hits. He also struck out nine Twins hitters.

Royce Lewis was a perfect 2/2 with a home run for the Twins, while Carlos Correa drove in two runs. Maikel Garcia’s only hit of the game was a home run for the Royals.

Joe Ryan Gets The Start For The Twins

Joe Ryan is coming off a season in which he made 29 starts and finished with a record of 11-10. His ERA for the season was 4.51, and he had a WHIP of 1.17. Ryan made two appearances against the Royals last season, going 1-0 with an ERA of 0.9. For the season, he finished with 14 quality starts, one complete game, and one shutout. Ryan’s strikeout-to-walk ratio for the season was 5.8, and he finished the season with 32 home runs allowed.

Twins Offense Breakdown

According to our projections, Royce Lewis is not only the Twins’ top hitter today, but he also has the 7th best odds in the league to hit a home run. Byron Buxton has the 2nd best odds on the team to go deep, and his chances are 11th best in the league. Edouard Julien is 2nd on the team in terms of total hits, and his odds to hit a home run are 12th in the league today.

Seth Lugo Gets The Start For The Royals

Seth Lugo is coming off a season in which he made 26 starts for the Royals. His record was 8-7, and he had a 3.57 ERA. Lugo’s WHIP was 1.20, and he allowed opponents to hit .243. He had a total of 17 quality starts and gave up 19 home runs. Lugo’s strikeout-to-walk ratio was 3.9, and he averaged 1.4 walks per game.

Royals Offense Breakdown

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For the Royals, Bobby Witt Jr. is not only our top projected hitter in terms of total hits, but he also has the best odds on the team to hit a home run. His home run projection is 9th best in the league today. Nelson Velázquez has the 2nd best odds on the team to hit a home run, and his home run projection is 10th best in today’s slate of games. Maikel Garcia is 2nd in terms of total hits projection for the Royals.


Twins vs Royals Prediction


Our pick for this Twins vs. Royals matchup is to go with the Royals on the money line at +107. We see this game ending with a final score of 6-5 in favor of the Royals. Offensively, we have the Twins finishing with the eighth-most runs in the league today.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Seth Lugo is projected to finish with five strikeouts, and we have him finishing with the 18th most among starters. As for Joe Ryan, he’s projected to finish with seven, which is good for fourth among starters.

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