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2018 MLB Season
(26-65) Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins (40-48)
Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Time: 1:10 PM ET
Venue: Target Field, Minneapolis Minnesota
Projected Pitchers: Burch Smith vs. Lance Lynn
MLB Moneyline Odds: Twins -214 | Royals +198
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Twins -1.5 (-115)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9.5
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Smith will be making his first start of the season, after pitching in the relief spot 24 times this season. In his last outing he pitched four scoreless relief innings while he gave up just four hits while striking out three and walking none.
In 38.1 innings, Burch owns a solid strikeout rate (9.16 K/9) and strands base runners (76.3% LOB%), but has struggled with the long ball (1.88 HR/9) and giving up free bases (4.93 BB/9). The end-result is a high 5.40 ERA and an even higher 5.60 FIP.
Kansas City continues to play losing baseball as they’ve lost their last six contests. During that span their lineup is slashing .264/.301/.396 to go with 19 extra-base hits and 21 RBI.
Lynn was able to put in a quality start in his last outing while he was also able to pick up his sixth win of the season in a 6-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. He went six innings giving up six hits and one earned run while he struck out three and walked two.
In 86.1 innings of work, the veteran owns a nice strikeout rate (8.86 K/9) and home run rate (0.83 HR/9), but has been kind of bleak giving up the free bases (5.42 BB/9) and stranding base runners (70.0% LOB%). The end-result is a 5.21 ERA and an even better 4.30 FIP.
Minnesota has been playing winning baseball in the past week as they’ve won four of their last seven contests. During that span their lineup is slashing .244/.283/.399 to go with 21 extra-base hits and 29 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- KC are 12-40 in their last 52 overall.
- KC are 12-40 in their last 52 games on grass.
- MIN are 1-7 in their last 8 Wed. games.
- KC are 3-8 in the last 11 meetings in Minnesota.
- Over is 15-6-2 in the last 23 meetings.
Free Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Prediction: Minnesota edges out Kansas City
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Royals +1.5
Kansas City has played competitively on the road, evidenced by their 23-21 ATS record on the road. They also have gone 4-2 ATS in their last six tries in Minnesota. This will be Smith’s first start of the season, but he’s to the point in the season where he should be loosened up at throwing 38.1 innings already. Lynn may only give up a couple runs here and there, but Minnesota’s 22nd ranked bullpen should keep Kansas City in this one.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Twins 5 – Royals 4
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