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2021 MLB Handicapping
(8-15) Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals (15-8)
Date: Friday April 30th, 2021
Time: 8:10 PM PM ET
Venue: Target Field in Minnesota
Projected Pitchers: Brady Singer vs Michael Pineda
MLB Moneyline Odds: Royals +120 | Twins -140
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Royals +1.5 -160
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
AL Central teams in different spots than expected from the start of the season collide Friday to start a three-game series as the Twins play host to the Royals.
The Twins have been a puzzling team to figure out o far in 2021. They’ve lost nearly twice as many games as they’ve won through the first month of the season despite not having any poor statistical figures.
Minnesota has a solid lineup from top to bottom, and the hitting numbers for the Twins have looked solid for an 8-15 team. The Twins currently rank seventh in the MLB in batting average at 2.41 and are 11th in runs, averaging 4.42 a game.
The story for Minnesota continues to be 41-year-old slugger Nelson Cruz. Cruz has stood the test of time and continues to deliver year in and year out. This year, he’s hitting .338 with 7 home runs and 18 RBIs.
The Twins have also got a lot of production from former top prospect Byron Buxton. The all-around star centerfielder has played in just 17 games this season, but has made the most of them with 8 home runs and 14 RBIs.
Michael Pineda starts for the Twins Friday. He is 1-1 with a 2.42 ERA through five starts, but struggled his last time out against the Pirates. He allowed six runs in under five innings.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals have been red hot to start 2021 and are sitting alone atop first place in the AL Central. The Royals have won five of their last six games following a 9-6 win over the Pirates their last time on the field.
Like Minnesota, the Royals are a good hitting team and put pressure on opposing pitchers. Kansas City ranks ninth in the league with a .237 average while averaging 4.52 runs a contest. Whit Merrifield is putting together another great season, hitting .286 with 3 home runs and 15 RBIs.
Young right-hander Brady Singer gets the ball for the Royals Friday. Singer hasn’t received much help from his offense this year, as evident by his 1-2 record and 2.95 ERA. He has struck out 25 batters in 21 2/3 innings and owns a 3:1 career strikeout-to-walk ratio.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Royals are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. American League Central.
- Royals are 4-0 in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Royals are 6-1 in their last 7 overall.
- Royals are 6-1 in their last 7 games on grass.
- Royals are 6-1 in their last 7 road games.
- Royals are 6-1 in their last 7 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
Free Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Prediction:
Expect two high-powered offenses to produce runs on Friday. The Royals have been beating up on poor teams this year, and while Minnesota isn’t your typical 8-15 team, the Royals will go on the road and get the win as an underdog nonetheless.
These are two top-10 offenses in the league squaring off, and while both pitchers have done fairly well to this point, I have more faith that the bats will reign supreme Friday. Take the Royals over the struggling Pineda and take the over here.
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