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Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals Betting Preview

A pair of American League Central teams will play their second game of a three-game series at Kaufman Stadium in Kansas City.

Kansas City won the first game of the series on a walkoff grand slam in the 10th inning. The Royals are now 30-75 on the season, which is last place in the American League Central, and only ahead of Oakland in all of Major League Baseball.

For Minnesota, despite their third straight loss, they still hold a 1.5-game lead on Cleveland in the American League Central. The Twins are 54-51.

The Minnesota Twins are the favorites in this game. Minnesota is listed at -180, while the underdog Kansas City Royals are +155. The total for this game on Saturday is listed at 9.5 runs.

Twins Looking to Find Consistency

The Minnesota Twins are looking to find some consistency. The Twins won four in a row and, during that time, scored over five runs per game. Then, they lost two in a row but scored even more, at 7 per game. On Friday, the Twins struggled to score but got two in the ninth to tie the game and then the extra runner in the 10th.

The Twins are getting inconsistent play all around, as they are in the lower half of baseball in runs scored and 22nd in team batting average. Carlos Correa is the top hitter on the team, with a .228 batting average, and leads the team with 45 runs batted in. Minnesota, on the pitching side, has been really solid, as they lead baseball with 52 quality starts.

Bailey Ober will throw for the Minnesota Twins in this game. Ober needs just 5.2 innings to get to 100 on the season. He sits with a 6-4 record and has an ERA of 2.76 on the season. The 28-year-old has made 15 starts, with his most recent being a six-inning outing, allowing just two home runs against the White Sox.

Lyles Looking for Second Win

Jordan Lyles will throw for the Kansas City Royals. Lyles leads Major League Baseball with 12 losses. He is 1-12 on the season, with a 6.19 earned run average. In 107.2 innings this season, Lyles has struck out just 76 batters while walking 32. Lyles’ lone win came on June 24th on the road in Tampa Bay.

The Royals, with the win on Friday, won their 2nd game in just their last nine games overall. Kansas City is scoring less than three runs per game over those nine games. The Royals are 29th in all of baseball in runs scored with 387 on the season.

Bobby Witt is the leading hitter for Kansas City with a .257 batting average, along with 57 runs batted in. He also hit the walk-off grand slam to win the game on Friday. Witt also stole his 29th base of the season.

The Royals team earned run average is the third worst in all of baseball. The Royals have a 5.27 earned run average. The starting pitching for Kansas City has been awful, with 20 quality starts on the season.

Twins Win With Ease

The Minnesota Twins are ready to get their wins and get them going in bulk. The Twins are going to score a bunch of runs against Lyles and the Royals.

When you are betting on this game, the easy bet to make is the Minnesota Twins -1.5 at -115 over the Kansas City Royals.

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