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(56-59) Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins (46-70)
Date: Sunday, August 14 2016
Time: 2:05 PM ET
Venue: Target Field, Minneapolis, MN
Projected Pitchers: Edinson Volquez vs Hector Santiago
MLB Moneyline Odds: Minnesota -130
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 9
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The Royals and Twins have both performed below expectations this year, and they’ll close out their latest series at Target Field in Minnesota.
Kansas City Royals
With less than 50 games remaining, it looks as if the defending World Series champs won’t be able to defend their title.
The Royals have been plagued by injuries all year, and it’s taken a toll on what used to be a dangerous lineup.
Kansas City is averaging just 3.9 runs per game this year which ranks 27th in the majors.
Much like the Miami Marlins, the Royals have struggled to bring runners home when they’re on base. Kansas City ranks eighth in hits and average, but 27th in slugging and runs.
The Royals will send Edinson Volquez to the mound as he searches for a solution to his recent pitching woes. The struggling Volquez is 8-10 this year with an ERA over 5.00.
Over his last three starts, Volquez has been tagged for an astonishing 30 hits and 16 earned runs.
The Twins have regressed tenfold since last season, but the team made some moves at the trade deadline to address some of their most pressing needs.
Pitching has been the one aspect that’s killed them the most, so the team went out and got Hector Santiago from the Angels. He’ll counter Volquez in this one, coming in with a 10-6 record and a 4.47 ERA.
Minnesota’s offense has picked up steam since its abysmal first half, but the team dug itself in too big of a hole for it to make a difference.
The Twins rank 11th in hits, runs and average, but 30th in hits allowed and BAA.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Royals are 0-4 in Volquez’s last four starts.
- Volquez has a 6.51 road ERA this year.
- Royals are 20-38 on the road.
- Twins are 14-27 vs. AL Central.
- Santiago has a 5.72 home ERA this year.
Free Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins Prediction:
Both of these teams have disappointed this year, but injuries have had plenty to do with that. The starting pitching for both clubs has also been underwhelming, especially for the last-place Twins.
While this game is a toss-up as to who will win, it should be a high-scoring game with a couple of gas cans on the mound.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over 9
With two disappointing pitchers on the mound, take the over in this one.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Minnesota 7-5
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