Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins 8/3 Predictions and Previews




Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins 8/3 Predictions and Previews

Kansas City Royals (32-73) vs Minnesota Twins (49-56)

Date : 08/03/2018
Time : 8:10PM
Location : Target Field

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins

The Kansas City Royals head to the Twin Cities to visit the Minnesota Twins for an AL Central match-up at Target Field on Friday night. The Royals are in town for three nights to take on the second-place Twins for the fourth series this season. The Royals swept Minnesota the last time these two met, so the Twins are looking for some payback.

Twins right-hander Jake Odorizzi (4-7, 4,58 ERA) will get the start against Kansas City right-hander Heath Filmeyer (0-1, 3.29 ERA) in game one of the series.

Kansas City Royals's Latest Performance :

The Kansas City Royals fared well before the trade deadline after dealing what little major talent they had left in Mike Moustakas and pitcher Jacob Condra-Bogan. In return, they landed outfielder Brett Phillips, pitcher Jorge Lopez and outfielder Brian Goodwin. This should help with the rebuilding of this team along with the list of prospects and top draft picks they’ve accumulated.

Minnesota Twins's Latest Performance :

The Minnesota Twins are sitting in second place in the Central behind the unpredictable Cleveland Indians who have both gone 5-5 in their last ten keep the Twins nine games back. Minnesota can easily be considered one of the streakiest teams in MLB the second half of the season. They were swept by the Royals in their first series after the All-Star break, then swept Toronto, and took game one of a four-game series against the Red Sox before losing the next three. They have proven they can win and dealt five players including second baseman Brian Dozier to the Dodgers in an effort to get back to a winning record and make the playoffs.

How Kansas City Royals & Minnesota Twins Matchup.

Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:

Twins are 59-47 ATS overall

Twins are 30-23 ATS at home and 39-24 ATS away

Royals are 45-61 ATS overall

Royals are 17-35 ATS at home and 28-26 ATS away

In-Depth Analysis of each team:

These two teams actually match-up well. With the inconsistency, we’ve seen all year between just about every single team in MLB, every outing can turn out to be quite entertaining and this one is no exception even if it is the Royals. If the Royals can score ten runs on the Yankees in Yankee Stadium like they did last week, there’s no reason they can’t give another team with a losing record in their division a tough time. If not beat them outright.

Betting trends for Kansas City Royals:

  • Royals are 28-26 as away team

  • Royals are 21-21 in division games

  • Royals are 13-19 after a win

Betting trends for Minnesota Twins:

  • Twins are 29-22 as home team

  • Twins are 20-18 in division games

  • Twins are 29-27 after a loss

Bryan Lord

A prolific television producer/writer and general sports enthusiast, Bryan has produced and written for several TV shows over the years. He attended the University of Missouri and has been involved in competitive sports his entire life.