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Twins vs. Royals Betting Picks - Today's Free MLB Best Bets, Odds, Predictions (8/15)

Welcome RotoBallers to our betting picks for the Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins, another article in our daily series of free MLB betting picks for every game on the schedule. This free MLB betting breakdown article is for Monday August 15th, 2022.

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Today's Betting Overview - Royals vs. Twins

The Royals take on the Twins on Monday, August 15th at Target Field, Minnesota. RotoBaller provides free handicapping pick and odds for all MLB games throughout the 2022 season.

  • Matchup: Kansas City Royals (48-68) vs. Minnesota Twins (58-55)
  • Date: Monday August 15th, 2022
  • Time: 7:40 ET
  • Venue: Target Field, Minnesota


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Kansas City Royals - Today's MLB Betting Analysis

The Kansas City Royals take on Minnesota, hoping to improve on their record of just 48-68, placing them 4th in the AL Central division. The Royals hope to avoid dropping below .500 when playing on the road, as they are currently 19-34. In their last game, the Royals picked up a 4-0 win over the Dodgers. So far, Kansas City has won less than half of their series, going just 11-22-3.

Kris Bubic gets the starting nod for Kansas City, looking to improve his overall record of 2-6. Against the Royals, Bubic is hoping to improve on his current ERA of 5.13. Kris Bubic's WHIP of 1.56 comes in as one of the higher marks among MLB starters. Compared to other pitchers, he has an elevated batting average allowed (.271). So far, Kris Bubic has a SLG% allowed of .435, including giving up 12 home runs. Heading into the game, he has struck 19.0% of the batters he's faced.

This year, runs have been hard to come by for Kansas City's offense, as they are the 24th ranked scoring team at 3.94. This includes posting a season-long run differential of -125. Together, the Royals offense has the 13th ranked batting average, at .247. Per game, the team is averaging 8.3 hits. So far, home runs have been hard to come by for the team, as they are averaging just 0.85 per game (26th). Kansas City's OBP of .309 places them 21st in the league. On average, the team generates walks at a rate of 7.8%.


Minnesota Twins - Today's MLB Betting Analysis

As the Minnesota Twins host the Kansas City Royals, they have a record of 58-55, placing them 2nd in the AL Central division. On the season, the Twins have an above .500 home record, going 31-25 at Target Field. Minnesota is hoping to get back on track after dropping their last game to the Angels by a score of 4-2. So far, the team has won 16 out of their first 36 series, 16-14-6.

Making the start for Minnesota is Joe Ryan with a record of 8-5 and ERA of 3.95. So far, Joe Ryan has put together a WHIP of 1.13. Across his previous outings, Ryan has a SLG% allowed of 0.424. In total, he has given up 15 home runs. Heading into the game, Ryan has struck 23.0% of the batters he's faced. In his outings, Joe Ryan is putting batters on through walks at a rate of 2.45 BB/9.

On offense, Minnesota comes into the game averaging 4.47 runs per game, placing them in a group of teams near the league average. Through 113 games, the Twins have a team batting average of .250, ranking 10th. On average, the team is coming up with 8.45 hits per game. So far, Minnesota's lineup has also been able to hit for power, as their average of 1.24 home runs per game ranks 8th. To date, the teams barrel rate of 9.7% ranks near the top of the league. Overall, Minnesota has the MLB's 8th best OBP at .319.


Today's MLB Betting Pick - Royals vs. Twins

Heading into today's matchup between Kansas City and Minnesota, the Twins are the heavy favorite at -190 on the moneyline. Minnesota's implied win probability sits at 65.52%. The MLB predictive model shows Minnesota has enough of an edge on offense and on the mound to take the Twins on the runline (-1.5).

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