Twins vs Royals Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/27

Twins vs Royals Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/27

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MLB Preview and Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins

The Kansas City Royals take on the Minnesota Twins at Target Field in what promises to be a closely contested matchup.

 

Game Overview:

  • Date: May 27, 2024
  • Time: 11:10 AM
  • Location: Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Weather: 62°F

Team Breakdown:

Kansas City Royals:

The Royals boast a 34-20 record with a decent 13-12 away record. Alec Marsh is set to start for Kansas City.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Salvador Perez (9 HR)
  • Batting Average: Salvador Perez (.326 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Salvador Perez (39 RBI)

Alec Marsh has a 2.72 ERA over 43.0 innings, showing solid performance and control.

Minnesota Twins:

The Twins have a 28-23 record and perform well at home with a 13-11 record. Joe Ryan will start for Minnesota.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Ryan Jeffers (10 HR)
  • Batting Average: Willi Castro (.260 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Ryan Jeffers (33 RBI)

Joe Ryan has a 3.15 ERA over 60.0 innings, providing a strong and reliable presence on the mound.

Game Odds:

Team Moneyline Total Run Line
KC (34-20) +125 o8.5 +105 +1.5 -165
MIN (28-23) -145 u8.5 -125 -1.5 +140

 

Prediction:

In this matchup, we predict that the game will go under 8.5 runs. Here's why:

Both starting pitchers, Alec Marsh and Joe Ryan, have demonstrated solid control and effectiveness on the mound this season. Marsh has a commendable 2.72 ERA, while Ryan has been consistently good with a 3.15 ERA.

The Royals and Twins both have reliable bullpens, which further supports the likelihood of a low-scoring game. Additionally, the weather conditions in Minneapolis, with cooler temperatures at 62°F, could also contribute to limiting offensive production.

Both teams' recent performances have included several low-scoring games, indicating a trend towards tighter, more defensive matchups. Considering these factors, an under 8.5 runs prediction is well-supported.

Pick: Under 8.5 Runs (-125)

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