Twins vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, April 29, 2023

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Twins vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, April 29, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Kansas City Royals (6-21) will try to end their three-game losing streak when they visit the Minnesota Twins (16-11) on Saturday at 2:10 PM ET on BSN. Sportsbooks consider the Twins to be -242 favorites for the contest, while the Royals are +198 underdogs looking for the upset.

Bailey Ober will get the ball for Minnesota while Kansas City will counter with Brad Keller.

Twins vs. Royals Odds

  • Twins odds to win: -242
  • Royals odds to win: +198
  • Spread: Twins -1.5
  • Total: 8 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023
  • Time: 2:10 PM ET
  • TV: BSN

Who Will Win Twins vs. Royals?

Twins and Royals Betting Trends

The Twins have won 77.8% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (14-4).

Minnesota has a 2-1 record (winning 66.7% of its games) when it has played as moneyline favorites of -242 or shorter.

The Royals have been underdogs in 26 games this season and won six (23.1%) of those contests.

Kansas City has been at least a +198 moneyline underdog four times this season, but was upset in all of those games.

The Twins have played in 27 games with an over/under set, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total 11 times (11-13-3).

The Royals’ games have gone over the total in 13 of their 27 chances.

Twins Stats & Insights

The Twins are the 11th-highest scoring team in baseball averaging 4.6 runs per game (124 total).

Minnesota averages 1.3 home runs per game to rank fifth in MLB action with 36 total home runs.

The Twins have the 21st-ranked batting average in the league (.234).

Minnesota strikes out 9.4 times per game, the third-worst average in the majors.

The 10 strikeouts per nine innings compiled by the Twins pitching staff ranks first in the majors.

Minnesota’s 3.52 team ERA ranks seventh among all MLB pitching staffs.

Royals Stats & Insights

The Royals have scored the 28th-most runs in the league this season with just 89 (3.3 per game).

Kansas City ranks 26th in Major League Baseball with just 20 home runs as a team.

The Royals rank 28th in MLB with a team batting average of just .219.

Kansas City is a team with a lot of swing and miss this season, ranking 26th with an average of 9.3 strikeouts per game.

The Royals strike out 8.6 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, 20th in MLB.

Kansas City has the 28th-ranked ERA (5.47) in the majors this season.

Twins Key Players to Watch

Ober starts for the first time this season for the Twins.

Joey Gallo is batting .245 this season with a team-high seven home runs.

Jose Miranda is batting .240 with an OBP of .301 and a slugging percentage of .356 this season.

Byron Buxton’s batting average of .247 leads all Minnesota hitters this season.

Trevor Larnach leads Minnesota in runs batted in with 18 while batting .241 with three homers.

Royals Key Players to Watch

The Royals’ Keller (2-2) will make his sixth start of the season.

Vinnie Pasquantino paces the Royals with five home runs while putting up a team-best batting average of .268.

Bobby Witt Jr. is hitting .241 with four doubles, two triples, four home runs and six walks.

Salvador Perez has racked up a team-best 12 runs batted in.

Edward Olivares has four doubles, two triples, two home runs and four walks while batting .276.

Twins and Royals Injuries

Twins: Kyle Farmer: 10 Day IL (Face), Alex Kirilloff: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Kenta Maeda: 15 Day IL (Tricep), Ronny Henriquez: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Royce Lewis: 60 Day IL (Knee), Gilberto Celestino: 60 Day IL (Thumb), Chris Paddack: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tyler Mahle: day-to-day (Elbow)

Royals: Drew Waters: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Kris Bubic: 15 Day IL (Flexor), Daniel Lynch: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Brentz: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Angel Zerpa: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Diego Hernandez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Twins vs. Royals Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Twins 3, Royals 2
  • Total Prediction: Under 8 runs
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