Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals: 5/20/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals: 5/20/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Royals (14-23) vs Minnesota Twins (22-16)

Game Info: Friday, May 20, 2022 at 8:10 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)

Daniel Lynch (2-2) (3.30) vs Devin Smeltzer (0-0) (1.80)

Betting Odds: Kansas City Royals -105 / Minnesota Twins -125 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Minnesota Twins will visit the Kansas City Royals in the first game of their series in the American League Central matchup from Kauffman Stadium on Friday night. The weather is expected to be lightly humid with a 0 chance of rain and 8.9 miles per hour winds. 

The Kansas City Royals are coming off of a 3 run loss against the Chicago White Sox in their last game. The series ended at 2-1 in favor of the Kansas City Royals.

Carlos Hernandez got the start for the Kansas City Royals in this one. He has a 9.10 ERA, with 16 strikes and a 2.16 whip. He walked five and allowed five hits in three-plus innings. In the loss.

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Kansas City Royals left-hander, Daniel Lynch will be the starter for this one. He has a 3.30 ERA, with 29 strikes and a 1.30 whip.

The Minnesota Twins are coming off of a 10 run win against the Oakland Athletics in their last game. Carlos Correa went 2 for 4 with an RBI double to help secure the Twins win. The series ended at 2-1 in favor of the Minnesota Twins. 

Sonny Gray got the start for the Minnesota Twins in this one. He has a 3.48 ERA, with 25 strikes and a 1.26 whip.  He limited Oakland to two runs in six innings, striking out five in the win. 

Minnesota Twins left-hander, Devin Smeltzer will be the starter for this one. He has a 1.80 ERA, with 2 strikes and a 1.00 whip.

The Under is 17-6-3 in the last 26 meetings in Kansas City and is 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Twins are 4-0 in their last 4 road games vs. a left-handed starter and are 9-1 in their last 10 vs. American League Central. The Twins are also 4-1 in their last 5 Friday games. The Royals are 8-20 in their last 28 games as an underdog and are 3-8 in their last 11 home games. The Royals are also 3-9 in their last 12 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Twins should begin this series with a win.

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