Twins vs Royals Prediction MLB Picks Today 4/27
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- Apr 27, 2023, 9:49:20 AM
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The Kansas City Royals (6-19) will take on the Minnesota Twins (14-11) in the first of a four-game series at Target Field. The Royals have struggled to find their footing this season, while the Twins are leading the AL Central division. Our experts at KingPin.pro are here to provide MLB predictions and free MLB picks for today's game.
Zack Greinke will take the mound for the Royals. He has struggled this season with an 0-3 record and a 4.61 ERA. Greinke has allowed 31 hits and five home runs in 27.1 innings pitched. On the other hand, Tyler Mahle will start for the Twins. He has been more consistent with a 1-2 record and a 3.32 ERA. Mahle has given up 20 hits and four home runs in 21.2 innings pitched. In terms of bullpen, the Twins have a stronger bullpen with a 3.52 ERA compared to the Royals' 5.29 ERA.
The Twins have the edge in hitting with a team batting average of .231, which is higher than the Royals' .219. The Twins have also hit 31 home runs this season compared to the Royals' 18. The Twins' Trevor Larnach has been a standout player with 17 RBIs and three home runs. Joey Gallo has also been a key player for the Twins with seven home runs and 14 RBIs. Meanwhile, Bobby Witt Jr. has been the Royals' leading hitter with four home runs and nine RBIs.
The Royals have Kris Bubic on the 15-day injured list, while the Twins have Kenta Maeda and Michael A. Taylor listed as day-to-day.
Given these factors, I like the Minnesota Twins to win and cover the -1.5 run line against the Kansas City Royals. The Twins have a stronger pitching staff, a more consistent offense, and the home-field advantage. Greinke has been pounded this season and has allowed 4 runs in each of his last 3 starts so the Twins will take advantage of this and score early in the game. On the other hand Mahle has been solid so far this season so the Royals will struggle to score.
Pick: Twins -1.5