Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals 08/08/2020 – Yet again the 2020 MLB series has surprised its fans when Kansas City Royals defeated Minnesota Twins in their opening match last night. The Royals have increased their record to 5-10, but they are still at the last spot in the AL Central division. Minnesota Twins declined to 10-4 after their last defeat and they have nothing to worry about as they are two games ahead of the Chicago White Sox in the top spot. The baseball sports betting lines are out and the Twins look forward to bouncing back in this game. Minnesota will need to keep ahead of Chicago if they want to remain in the top spot.
Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals 08/08/2020
|When:||Saturday, August 8, 7:05 PM ET|
|Where:||Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri|
It was an unexpected defeat for Minnesota Twins in their last game when they surrendered three runs and scored just two from the plate. The team witnessed Marwin Gonzalez go deep from the plate when he contributed two for four with a solo homer. Byron Buxton was the other player to contribute a solo shot for the Twins while Jorge Polanco went two for four as well. Relieving pitcher Matt Wisler suffered the loss and declined to 0-1 on the season. Minnesota will turn in Jake Odorizzi to the mound as their starter in this game. Odorizzi is holding a 3-5 record against Kansas City with an ERA of 4.88.
Players to watch: J. Polanco SS (GP14, AB55, R7, H17, 2B1, 3B0, HR1, RBI5, TB21, BB3, SO5, SB1, AVG0.309, OBP0.345, SLG0.382, OPS0.727, WAR0), N. Cruz DH (GP14, AB52, R10, H19, 2B3, 3B0, HR3, RBI15, TB31, BB3, SO14, SB0, AVG0.365, OBP0.411, SLG0.596, OPS1.007, WAR0).
Kansas City Royals
Kansas City Royals were in desperate need of a victory in this game and they look forward to continuing their success. The Royals witnessed Ryan McBroom smash a solo homer for his team that helped in their victory. Two RBIs came off the plate from Nicky Lopez and Nick Heath. Relieving pitcher Greg Holland reaped the benefit and improved to 2-0 on the season. Kansas City will turn in Danny Duffy as their starting pitcher in this game against the Twins. Duffy is holding a 6-3 record with an ERA of 3.13 and 98 strikeouts against Minnesota Twins.
Players to watch: S. Perez C (GP15, AB62, R6, H18, 2B4, 3B0, HR2, RBI7, TB28, BB1, SO11, SB0, AVG0.29, OBP0.302, SLG0.452, OPS0.753, WAR0), W. Merrifield 2B (GP15, AB60, R11, H17, 2B3, 3B0, HR4, RBI11, TB32, BB2, SO8, SB2, AVG0.283, OBP0.338, SLG0.533, OPS0.872, WAR0).
Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Minnesota’s last 11 games.
Minnesota is 9-3 SU in their last 12 games.
Minnesota is 8-3 SU in their last 11 games against Kansas City.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 8 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Kansas City.
Kansas City Royals
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Kansas City’s last 18 games.
Kansas City is 2-6 SU in their last 8 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 5 games against Minnesota.
Kansas City is 4-11 SU in their last 15 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City’s last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota.
Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Betting Picks
The Twins will not surrender their second game to the Royals and the baseball betting picks are in favor of their victory. Back Minnesota to win and cover this game with ease.
Score Prediction: Minnesota Twins 7, Kansas City Royals 2.