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0-2 (0-2 V) Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals 1-1 (1-1 H)
Date: Friday, April 8, 2016
Time: 8:15 PM EDT
Venue: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City
Projected Pitchers: Tommy Milone, LHP vs. Yordano Ventura, RHP
MLB Moneyline Odds: Royals -146
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
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A pair of AL Central Division foes go at it as the Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals meet in KC this weekend.
The Royals are expected to compete for the division crown while the Twins, who vastly improved this offseason, will try to be a dark horse and surprise some people with a push toward the top.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals had a very emotional first two games of the season. On Sunday, they were featured on Sunday Night Baseball and prior to the game got to raise the flag for their 2015 World Series. Then on Tuesday, the ring ceremony was performed and the team got to collect their rings.
Now that all that is aside, it’s time for them to lock in for the long haul. The Royals split their opening 2 games with the Mets, winning on Sunday and then getting shut out on Tuesday.
The Royals will go with fireballer Yordano Ventura here on Friday. Ventura posted a 13-8 record last season, but his ERA sat over 4 which is something he’ll need to improve on this year. Getting control of his fastball and not over throwing is a must for him as he sometimes will work to fast and lose focus.
Things haven’t gone according to plan for the Twins just yet. The Twins have managed just 4 runs through their first two games and will try to avoid a sweep in Baltimore on Thursday before coming here to Kansas City.
The Twins will look to Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer to step things up as the rookies for the Twins just haven’t started off well. The veteran leadership is something these two bring to the table that should help the rookies get more comfortable quicker.
Minnesota will go with Ervin Santana here on Friday night. Santana got through 2.0 innings of work in the season opener as he struck out 3. His work was cut short thanks to a lengthy rain delay as the Twins simply could not send him back out there.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Twins are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. American League Central.
- Twins are 0-5 in their last 5 overall.
- Twins are 0-5 in their last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Royals are 4-1 in their last 5 Friday games.
- Royals are 16-5 in their last 21 games on grass.
- Royals are 6-2 in their last 8 overall.
Free Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Prediction:
Santana did look good on opening day, granted it was just 2.0 innings though.
Things will be tough here against the Royals as this offense is eager to get things going, especially with all the emotional things from last season now out of the way.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Royals -146
Venture turns in a quality start as the Royals get to Santana early in this one.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Kansas City 7- Minnesota 3
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