Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 27 (5/27): MLB

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 27 (5/27): MLB

Credit: photo by Jordan Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 8:10 p.m. EST
Royals money line +153
Royals run line +1.5 (-135)
Twins money line -185
Twins run line -1.5 (+115)
Over / under 8

 

Key stats

  Kansas City Royals Minnesota Twins
Record 15-28 27-18
Road / home record 7-13 15-10
Last 10 record 3-7 7-3
Streak W1 L2
Over / under record 22-19-2 18-24-3
Runs / game 3.71 4.25
Runs allowed / game 5.12 3.51

 

Preview

The Kansas City Royals and the Minnesota Twins will play the 2nd game of the series at the Target Field on Friday night. The Royals got the win 3-2 in the First of the series.

Kansas City Royals

The Royals get here with a 15-28 record and have lost 6 of their last 7 games. The team is averaging 3.71 runs and allowing 5.12 runs per game. Andrew Benitendi is batting for a .329 AVG. and 18 RBI while Salvador Perez has 6 home runs and 16 RBI.

Josh Staumont (2-1) worked a scoreless inning and picked up the win.

Probable Pitcher: Brad Keller (1-4, 3.20 ERA)

Keller will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Royals. Keller allowed four runs on five hits and three walks over seven innings to take the loss to the Twins on Saturday. He struck out four. In his last start against the Royals he allowed 4 runs across 7 innings.

Minnesota Twins

The Twins get here with a 27-18 record and have won 6 of their last 8 games. The team is averaging 4.25 runs per game and allowing 3.51 runs. Luis Arraez is batting for .347 AVG. Byron Buxton leads with 21 RBI and 11 home runs.

Devin Smeltzer pitched seven scoreless innings for the Twins before Tyler Duffey (2-3) let the lead slip away in the eighth.

Probable Pitcher:  Bailey Ober (1-1, 2.55 ERA)

Ober will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Twins. Ober allowed one run on three hits and a walk over five innings in Sunday's win over the Royals. He struck out four and did not factor in the decision. In his last start against the Royals he allowed only 1 run in 5 innings pitched.

BETTING TRENDS

Kansas City are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.

Kansas City are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Minnesota.

Minnesota are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home..

Prediction

The Royals ended their losing streak beating the Twins in the first of the series but are still 1-4 in their last 5 games against them. The Twins have struggled to score runs lately as they have scored 2 runs per game in their last 3 games so they shouldn't be so heavy favorites in my opinion. They're 10-15 ATS at home while the Royals are 10-10 ATS. With both offenses struggling I think the under is the play.

PICK: Under 8 (-110)

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