Twins vs Royals Prediction MLB Picks Today 7/4

Twins vs Royals Prediction MLB Picks Today 7/4

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Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins: Preview and Prediction

This Independence Day, the Kansas City Royals face off against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field in what looks to be a one-sided affair. In this article we will analyze both teams offense and defense to determinate a final prediction of the outcome of the game.

 

Kansas City Royals:

Pitching Analysis:

Zack Greinke, with a 1-8 record and an ERA of 5.15, is expected to start for the Royals. His WHIP stands at 1.29 over 87.1 innings. With 100 hits and 15 home runs allowed, he hasn't been in the best form this season.

Hitting Analysis:

Salvador Perez has been the Royals’ standout player, with 15 home runs, a .253 batting average, and 40 RBIs. However, the Royals have struggled offensively, with a team batting average of just .233 and a total of 323 runs scored this season.

Injuries:

Key players like Michael Massey and Salvador Perez (day-to-day) are on the injured list, which could further weaken the Royals.

 

Minnesota Twins:

Pitching Analysis:

Kenta Maeda will take the mound for the Twins. Despite a 1-5 record and an ERA of 6.23, Maeda's past performance and potential make him a better matchup against the struggling Greinke.

Hitting Analysis:

Carlos Correa is among the Twins’ power hitters with a .228 average and 11 home runs. The Twins have been strong in hitting with a team batting average of .233, 109 home runs, and 361 runs this season.

Injuries:

The Twins also have injuries with Royce Lewis and Jorge Polanco on the 10-Day IL, but their depth should see them through.

 

Final Prediction:

The Minnesota Twins will not only win but also cover the -1.5 run line, and here's why:

  1. Home Field Advantage: The Twins have a solid 24-19 home record, and playing at Target Field on Independence Day will give them an extra boost.
  2. Head-to-Head Dominance: The Twins lead the season series 7-1 against the Royals, showing clear dominance in the matchup.
  3. Royals' Road Struggles: The Royals have a poor 12-29 record on the road, and their offense has been lackluster.
  4. Pitching: Even though Maeda has not had the best season, he is still expected to outduel Greinke, who has struggled tremendously.
  5. Offensive Depth: The Twins have shown more offensive depth and power hitting compared to the Royals. This will likely be a decisive factor in them covering the run line.

 

Pick: Twins -1.5

 

So grab your hot dogs and fireworks, and gear up for an explosive 4th of July as the Minnesota Twins take on the Kansas City Royals at Target Field. For more analysis and expert predictions, check out ESPN PickCenter.

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