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Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals – MLB – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

Michael A. Taylor will try to collect his 100th hit (he has 98) when his Kansas City Royals (57-85) square off against the Minnesota Twins (71-70) at 7:40 PM ET on Thursday.

The Royals are an underdog (+148 on the moneyline) when they square off against the Twins (-175). The matchup on the mound for this contest is set with the Minnesota Twins looking to Dylan Bundy (8-7), and Daniel Lynch (4-10) getting the nod for the Kansas City Royals. The over/under for the game is 8.5 total runs.

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Twins vs. Royals Last 10 Games Betting Performance

Twins

  • Minnesota was favored on the moneyline in three of its last 10 games, and finished 2-1 in those matchups.
  • Over their last 10 outings, the Twins and their opponents combined to hit the over 10 times (14 of the games had set totals).
  • Minnesota’s ATS record is 7-7-0 over its past 10 games.

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Royals

  • Kansas City has played as the underdog in seven of its past 10 games and has gone 3-4 in those contests.
  • When it comes to hitting the over, the Royals and their opponents are 5-5-0 in their last 10 games with a total.
  • Kansas City has a record of 5-5-0 ATS over its last 10 games.
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Twins vs. Royals Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Dylan Bundy

  • The Twins have a 13-12-0 ATS record in Bundy’s 25 starts with a set spread.
  • The Twins have a 6-6 record in Bundy’s 12 starts this season when they were the moneyline favorite.
  • Bundy’s team has an 11-14 record over his 25 starts.
  • Bundy has had 25 starts with a total this season, and the teams combined hit the over in 12 of those games.

Projected starter: Daniel Lynch

  • Lynch and his team have a record of 13-9-0 against the spread when he starts.
  • When he is the starting pitcher, Kansas City has a record of 8-11 this season when they are the underdog on the moneyline.
  • Lynch’s team has a 9-13 record in his starts this season.
  • Out of Lynch’s 22 starts with a total this season, 11 have hit the over.

Twins Batting Leaders

  • Luis Arraez paces the Twins with a .320 batting average.
  • Among all hitters in baseball, Arraez’s home run total ranks 201st and his RBI tally ranks 148th.
  • Arraez heads into this matchup on a seven-game hitting streak. During his last 10 games he is batting .333 with five doubles, a walk and an RBI.
  • Carlos Correa has 20 doubles, a triple, 20 home runs and 53 walks while hitting .282.
  • Correa ranks 51st in homers and 83rd in RBI among MLB hitters this season.
  • Correa has safely hit in two straight games. During his last five outings he is hitting .500 with two doubles, two home runs and seven RBI.
  • Gio Urshela is hitting .271 with 23 doubles, three triples, 12 home runs and 33 walks.
  • Max Kepler is batting .227 with 18 doubles, a triple, nine home runs and 49 walks.

Royals Batting Leaders

  • Bobby Witt Jr. is batting .249 with 20 home runs and 72 RBI. All three of those stats are tops among Kansas City hitters this season.
  • In all of MLB, Witt Jr. is 51st in homers and 39th in RBI.
  • Witt Jr. has hit safely in six straight games. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .256 with five doubles, a home run, four walks and six RBI.
  • MJ Melendez has 84 hits and an OBP of .318 to go with a slugging percentage of .388 this season.
  • Melendez is 94th in homers and 108th in RBI among all batters in MLB.
  • Salvador Perez is slugging .451 this season, with a team-high 20 home runs. He’s also collected 67 RBI.
  • Nicky Lopez has 98 hits and an OBP of .293 to go with a slugging percentage of .288 this season.

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