Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins

ROYALS VS TWINS

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Today’s matchup is between the Kansas City Royals (24-26) and the Minnesota Twins (21-30). The Royals have won 3 of their last 5 games & the Twins have won 4 of their last 5 games.

The Royals are starting Brad Keller (RHP), on the mound who is 4-4 on the season pitching a 5.72 ERA, 4.65 FIP, .394 wOBA, K% of 18.5%, BB% of 9.7%, 91.1 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.41 WHIP in 45.2 innings pitched.

The Twins are starting Matt Shoemaker (RHP), who is 2-5 on the season with a 5.48 ERA, 6.03 FIP, .351 wOBA, K% of 13.7%, BB% of 8.8%, 88.8 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.41 WHIP in 46.0 innings pitched.

The Royals are 21st in the Majors in Relieving Pitching (WAR) while the Twins are 24th.

On the hitting side, the Royals have a .295 wOBA and a .300 OBP. The Twins have a .322 wOBA and a .315 OBP. The Royals have 43 HRs this season while the Twins have 68 HRs.

This is a game that is pretty even all around. The Twins do have a lot more HR Power upside compared to the Royals so at -130 I'm taking the Twins.

  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games.
  • Kansas City are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games against Minnesota.
  • Kansas City are 4-9 SU in their last 13 games on the road.
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Minnesota's last 10 games.
  • Minnesota are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games against Kansas City.

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