Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals

TWINS VS ROYALS

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Today’s matchup is between the Minnesota Twins (22-33) and the Kansas City Royals (27-26). The Twins have won 2 of their last 5 games & the Royals have won 4 of their last 5 games.

The Twins are starting J.A. Happ (LHP), on the mound who is 3-2 on the season pitching a 5.24 ERA, 4.12 FIP, .323 wOBA, K% of 17.9%, BB% of 8.2%, 90.7 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.27 WHIP in 46.1 innings pitched.

The Royals are starting Kris Bubic (LHP), who is 1-0 on the season with a 1.52 ERA, 3.50 FIP, .257 wOBA, K% of 19.0%, BB% of 12.1%, 88.7 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.11 WHIP in 29.2 innings pitched.

The Twins are 28th in the Majors in Relieving Pitching (WAR) while the Royals are 20th.

On the hitting side, the Twins have a .322 wOBA and a .316 OBP. The Royals have a .303 wOBA and a .305 OBP. The Twins have 74 HRs this season while the Royals have 51 HRs.

The Twins definitely have the hitting advantage while the Royals have the better pitcher on the season. Not crazy about this pick but I'll back the -136 Royals.

  • The total has gone OVER in 14 of Minnesota's last 19 games.
  • Minnesota are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Minnesota's last 15 games on the road.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games.
  • Kansas City are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games against Minnesota.

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