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2018 MLB Season
(34-74) Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins (49-58)
Date: Saturday, August 4, 2018
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Target Field, Minneapolis Minnesota
Projected Pitchers: Burch Smith vs. Jose Berrios
MLB Moneyline Odds: Twins -235 | Royals +216
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Twins -1.5 (-120)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
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Kansas City Royals
Smith was knocked around in his last outing as he was tagged with his second loss of the season in a 3-6 loss to the New York Yankees.
He went four innings giving up five hits, five earned runs, and one home run while he struck out four and walked three.
In 54.0 innings of work, Smith owns a nice strikeout rate (9.17 K/9), a semi-high walk rate (4.50 BB/9), a high home run rate (1.67 HR/9), and a low LOB% of 68.1%.
The end-result is a high 6.00 ERA and a lower but still high 5.14 FIP.
Kansas City has played mediocre baseball in the past week as they were able to win three of their six contests.
During that span their lineup is slashing .249/.321/.455 to go with 23 extra-base hits and 33 RBI.
Berrios was hit up in his last outing as he was tagged with his eighth loss of the season in a 0-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox.
He lasted 4.2 innings giving up nine hits and three earned runs while he struck out six and walked three.
In 139.0 innings of work, the ace owns a solid strikeout (9.19 K/9) to walk rate (2.14 BB/9) while he has also been solid at limiting the long ball (1.10 HR/9) and stranding base runners (76.4% LOB%).
The end-result is a solid 3.56 ERA and a similar 3.64 FIP.
Minnesota has played losing baseball in the past week as they could only win one of their last six contests.
During that span their lineup is only slashing .188/.259/.277 to go with 11 extra-base hits and 14 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- KC are 14-38 in their last 52 overall.
- KC are 14-38 in their last 52 games on grass.
- KC are 17-35 in their last 52 road games.
- MIN are 11-4 in their last 15 home games.
- MIN are 18-4 in Berrios’ last 22 home starts.
- KC are 4-9 in the last 13 meetings in Minnesota.
Free Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Prediction: Kansas City upsets Minnesota on the road
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Royals +216 & Royals +1.5
Smith owns a high 6.38 ERA on the road and is coming off a July where he posted a 5.95 ERA, however he did post a respectable slash line of .240/.296/.360 while he posted a solid 19:6 K:BB ratio.
Berrios posted a 3.69 ERA in July to go with a higher slash line of .246/.313/.402.
Berrios may contain Kansas City’s lineup for the most part, but the way Minnesota’s lineup has been hitting, I expect Kansas City to keep this outing close and win this outing outright.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Royals 5 – Twins 4
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