Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Royals vs Minnesota Twins Prediction 5/30/2024

The Kansas City Royals (35-22) travel to face off against the Minnesota Twins (30-25) on Thursday, May 30th. This game will be played at Target Field in Minneapolis and televised on BSN. The Royals are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Twins are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Royals. First pitch is set for 12:10 CT.

Royals vs Twins

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Thanks to a four-run 3rd inning for the Royals’ offense, they cruised to an easy 6-1 win over the Twins in the most recent game of this series. Heading into the game, the Royals were at +111 on the money line.

The starting pitching matchup for this game featured Seth Lugo for the Royals, and he went six innings while giving up just one run and picked up a win. Bailey Ober got the start for the Twins and went five innings while giving up six runs and took the loss.

Kansas City got a huge performance from Nelson Velazquez, as he went 2/4 with two homers and three RBIs. Both Salvador Perez and Bobby Witt Jr. each drove in two for the Royals’ offense.

Kansas City is 35-22 overall this season, putting them 2nd in the AL Central, 2.5 games behind the Guardians for the division lead. The Royals will be on the road today, taking on the Twins, who are 6.5 games out of the division lead.

This season, the Royals have been good at home, going 21-8, and they are an even 14-14 on the road. Kansas City has been favored in 25 games, going 18-7 in those games. As the underdog, the Royals are 17-15 this year, and they have an overall series record of 10-7 this year.

When betting the run line this season, the Royals have been a solid option, going 37-20 overall. They have been especially good at home, where they are 20-9. On the road, they are 17-11. They have been a good bet as the underdog, going 22-10. Their average run margin in winning games is 4.1, while in losing games, it is -2.8. Their overall run margin this season is +1.4 runs per game.

The Kansas City Royals are on the road against the Minnesota Twins today, with the over/under line set at 7.5 runs. The Royals have a combined run average of 8.3 runs per game this season and have an over/under record of 23-32. Their games have averaged 8 runs per game, and when the line is set at 7.5 runs, they have gone under in 2 of 9 games. Overall, 75.4% of their games have had higher over/under lines than 7.5 runs, and their games have gone under in their last two contests.

Brady Singer Gets The Start For The Royals

Brady Singer is getting the start for the Royals today as he faces the Twins on the road. Through 11 starts, Singer has a record of 4-2 and an ERA of 2.63. His WHIP for the season is currently 1.12. In his 11 appearances, Singer has turned in four quality starts and is averaging 9.34 strikeouts per nine innings. The last time he took the mound, Singer finished with a no-decision, giving up one earned run in five innings of work. Before that, he had won two straight starts.

Royals Offense Breakdown

Salvador Perez has been the Royals’ top hitter this season, with a batting average of .325 and 10 home runs, which is 9th best in the league. Perez’s 41 RBIs are 7th best in the MLB. Bobby Witt Jr. has also been a key contributor for the Royals, batting .307 with 9 homers and 37 RBIs. Witt Jr. has gone 7/22 over his last five games.

As a team, the Royals are 6th in the league in scoring at 4.8 runs per game. They have been even better at home, averaging 5.5 runs per contest. Overall, they are one of the top home run hitting teams in the league and have the 6th best team batting average in the league.

Minnesota is 30-25 overall and 6.5 games behind the Guardians for the AL Central lead. The Twins are 3rd in the AL Central and have gone 14-11 against other teams in the division. As they take on the Royals today, the Twins are 2-1 in this series vs. the Royals and lead them by 2.5 games in the AL Central.

At home, the Twins are 15-13 this season, and they have gone 15-12 on the road. So far, they have been good as the favorite, going 24-13, and they are 6-12 as the underdog. Minnesota’s overall series record is 9-6-2, and they have won two straight series.

Minnesota has been a solid bet on the run line overall, going 26-29, but they have been better on the road at 15-12. The Twins have been favored in 37 games, going 17-20 on the run line, while they are 9-9 as an underdog. Minnesota’s average run margin in wins is +3.5, but it drops to -4.1 in losses.

Minnesota’s games have averaged 8.7 runs per game this season, but the Twins have trended toward lower-scoring contests of late, as they have gone under the total in their last two games. The over/under line for today’s game against the Royals is set at 7.5 runs, and Minnesota has a 7-7 record in games with that line this season. Overall, the Twins are 24-29 against the over/under this season.

Chris Paddack Gets The Start For The Twins

Right-hander Chris Paddack gets the start for the Twins today as he faces the Royals at home. Paddack has made 10 starts this year and has a record of 4-2 with an ERA of 4.39. Looking at his overall numbers, Paddack has a WHIP of 1.39 and opponents are batting .286 this year. One thing to note is that Paddack has turned in three quality starts this year and is averaging 8.13 strikeouts per nine innings. In his last outing, Paddack finished with a no-decision, giving up two earned runs in five innings of work. He only gave up one homer in that outing, but in the start before, he gave up two homers.

Twins Offense Breakdown

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Minnesota’s offense has been one of the better road teams in the league this season, averaging 5.1 runs per game away from home, which is the 4th best mark in the MLB. However, they have struggled at home, averaging just 3.7 runs per game. As a team, they are batting .233, which is 17th in the league, and are 8th in slugging percentage.

Ryan Jeffers has been the Twins most consistent power threat this season, as his 10 home runs are the best on the team and the 9th best mark in the MLB. He is also 14th in the league with 33 RBIs. Over his last four games, Alex Kirilloff has gone 4/11 with a home run and four RBIs. Jose Miranda is also swinging a hot bat, as he has gone 5/18 in his last five games and is currently on a three-game hitting streak.

Royals vs Twins Prediction

Our predicted final score for this one is 6-5 in favor of the Twins, giving us a good amount of value on the money line at -126. Offensively, we have the Twins finishing with nine hits compared to the Royals with nine.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Chris Paddack is projected to finish with six strikeouts compared to Brady Singer with five. If you’re looking for a parlay, you could look to pair the Twins with the over, as the line is sitting at 7.5 runs, and we have this one going over.

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