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Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals 5/20/22 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Odds & Info

Game Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins
Date & Time Friday May 20, 2022, 8:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Kauffman Stadium Kansas City, MO
Latest odds
MIN -120 ; O/U 7.5
TV Channel
BSKC

The Minnesota Twins open a three-game series on the road Friday against the Kansas City Royals. Minnesota is 22-16 following its 14-4 rout of the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday. Carlos Correa had two hits including a double that knocked in one run after returning from the injury list. Minnesota is first in the American League Central, 3 ½ games ahead of the Chicago White Sox. The Twins announced that starting pitcher Chris Paddack will have season-ending Tommy John surgery

Max Kepler is batting .259 to lead Minnesota and has a team high .358 on-base percentage. Byron Buxton is the leader in home runs with 11, while Jorge Polanco is the leader in RBIs with 22 and hits with 32. The Minnesota Twins have not yet announced their starting pitcher for the opening game of a three-game series on the road Friday against the Kansas City Royals.

Kansas City improved to 14-22 following its 6-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday in the fourth game of a rare five-game series between the two American League Central rivals. Kansas City has won each of the last two after losing the first two in the series. The Royals are fourth in the AL Central, seven games behind the first-place Twins.

Andrew Benintendi is batting .302 to lead Kansas City and has team highs in hits with 39 and on-base percentage at .366. Salvador Perez is the leader in home runs with six and RBIs with 16. On Friday, the Kansas City Royals will send Daniel Lynch to the mound. The left-hander is 2-2 with a 3.30 ERA, 29 Ks and 13 BBs.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Minnesota is 18-8 in its last 26
  • The UNDER has cashed in 3 of the Twins last 5
  • Kansas City is 3-7 in its last 10 at home
  • The UNDER has cashed in each of the Royals last 4

Free MLB Pick:

Kansas City Royals +100

While the UNDER is a solid choice here, the play is Kansas City. Kansas City starting pitcher Daniel Lynch has been inconsistent but has allowed no runs in three of the last five starts and is coming off an excellent outing against the Colorado in which the left-hander gave up three hits and no runs across 5 ⅓ innings, resulting in an 8-7 win for KC. The Royals have won two straight against the White Sox leading up to the final game of that series on Thursday. Final Score Prediction, Kansas CIty Royals win 4-2.

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