Royals Play Host to Twins
AL Central rivals collide on Saturday night as the Minnesota Twins play host to the Kansas City Royals. The Twins that won the series opener on Friday, and this game will provide a solid MLB betting online opportunity.
Minnesota has been much better than expected to begin the 2022 season and is 23-16. The Twins have gone 10-8 on the road, and that has allowed them to jump to the top of the AL Central standings.
Kansas City is just 14-24r, and it appears to be another lost season for the Royals. This team has gone 8-13 at home, and it has to find a way to be better on the home field.
The MLB lines for this game have the Minnesota Twins as moneyline betting favorites at -140 over the Kansas City Royals.
Twins Showing Some Power
The Minnesota Twins have started to become a dangerous offensive lineup, and they have belted 40 home runs. After a recent win over the Athletics, manager Rocco Baldelli said, “There was a lot of action. There were a lot of baserunners.”
Byron Buxton leads the Twins with 11 home runs, and Jorge Polanco has a team-high 22 RBIs. Carlos Correa is back after a recent stint on the IL, and the Twins can be a terrific offense in the American League.
Joe Ryan is set to start, and he is 4-2 with a 2.39 earned run average. Ryan and the Twins have a team ERA of just 3.35 and that has allowed them to jump into first place in the AL Central.
Royals Struggling To Get Outs
The Kansas City Royals enter with a team ERA of 4.49, and this team has struggled to get outs against the best teams in the league. Brad Keller will take the mound, and he is just 1-3, but he does sport a solid ERA of just 2.89.
The offense for the Royals has to find a way to step up as well, and this team has belted just 25 home runs. Kansas City has had some big offensive games over the last few weeks, but they have also had games where they had little production.
Catcher Salvador Perez has belted six home runs to lead the team, but there just aren’t enough power sources on this roster.
Twins vs Royals Head-to-Head
When trying to make MLB picks, it’s always a good idea to look at the recent trends in a particular matchup. It might not help in this particular series though as each team has been able to pick up two wins through the first four games that have been played.
Kansas City won 10 of the 19 matchups a season ago, but these two teams have been extremely competitive over the last 3-4 years.
Twins vs Royals Game Information
- Game: Minnesota Twins (23-16) at Kansas City Royals (14-24)
- Location: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, MO
- Day/Time: Saturday, May 21, 7:10 p.m. ET
- Live Stream: MLB TV
Twins vs Royals Betting Lines
Minnesota Twins -1½ +115 -145 7½ +105o 4½ +105o 4½ -135u
J. Ryan -R
Kansas City Royals +1½ -135 +130 7½ -125u 3½ -110o 3½ -120uB.
Twins vs City Royals Prediction
There are some terrific MLB betting opportunities throughout the league on Saturday, but one of the best options will be this game. Minnesota is a much better team on paper, and the Twins also have an edge in the pitching matchup in this game.
The Twins have a ton of power in their everyday lineup, and they have one of their top pitchers on the mound in this game. Kansas City is never a fun team to deal with at home, but the Twins are simply the better team, and they will get the job done yet again.
Head to BetUS Sportsbook and take the Minnesota Twins -145 over the Kansas City Royals.