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(49-74) Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals (63-60)
Date: Sunday August 21, 2016
Time: 2:05 PM ET
Venue: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, MO
Projected Pitchers: Ervin Santana vs Danny Duffy
MLB Moneyline Odds: Kansas City -160
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
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A pair of AL Central foes finish their series in Kansas City as the lowly Twins take on the red-hot Royals.
It’s been a long and unfortunate season for the Minnesota Twins, who find themselves in the cellar of the American League Central.
It’s been their story all year long, thanks to an awful pitching staff and an offense that took far too long to get going.
Brian Dozier and Miguel Sano have pretty much been all of Minnesota’s offense, and the pitching is in the bottom-five in ERA, WHIP, K/9 and home runs allowed.
Minnesota will turn to Ervin Santana in this one as he tries to rebound from his struggles against Kansas City this year. Santana has a sub-3.00 ERA on the road but has been shelled against the Royals.
In 9.2 innings against Kansas City, Santana has a bloated 7.45 ERA to go along with a 1.97 WHIP. He’s going to have to be better if Minnesota wants to steal one on the road.
Kansas City Royals
Don’t look now, but the Kansas City Royals are less than six games out of the final American League Wild Card spot.
Kansas City is an impressive 9-1 in its last 10 games and will turn to ace Danny Duffy who’s been nearly unhittable this year.
He comes in with a 10-1 record and a 2.73 ERA.
His WHIP is even more impressive, however, coming in at an astounding 0.98. Over his last four starts, Duffy has allowed just four runs while striking out 33 batters.
The Royals have struggled to score runs for most of the year, but the team is pitching well enough to where they could score three runs and still win.
Over their last 10 games, Kansas City has allowed just 2.4 runs per game, including an average of 1.3 runs per game over the last six games.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The Twins are 15-31 vs. the AL Central.
- The Twins are 18-28 in day games.
- The Twins are 24-37 on the road.
- The Royals are 39-21 at home.
- The Royals are 10-0 in Duffy’s last 10 starts.
Free Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Prediction:
With the Royals playing as well as they have been, it doesn’t make sense to bet against them.
The defending World Series champs have all the momentum in the world and are finally back in the playoff race with just six weeks to go.
Ace Danny Duffy hasn’t lost a start since the third week of June, and the Royals are 10-0 in his last 10 starts.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Kansas City ML
I don’t see the scorching-hot Royals losing at home to the last-place Twins.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Kansas City 5-2
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