Kansas City Royals at Minnesota Twins - 8/16/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Minnesota Twins (59-55) vs Kansas City Royals (48-69)

Game Info: Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 7:40 pm (Target Field)

Sonny Gray (6-3) (3.33) vs Zack Greinke (4-7) (4.29)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Twins -195 / Kansas City Royals +165 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kansas City Royals will play the Minnesota Twins in Game 2 of their series at Target Field on Tuesday night.

The Kansas City Royals are 48-69 this season and have lost three of their last four games. Kansas City lost Game 1 of this series by a score of 4-2 on Monday night. The Kansas City pitching staff has a 4.67 ERA, a 1.46 WHIP, and a .266 opponent batting average this season. The Royals offense has scored 459 runs with a .247 batting average and a .309 on base percentage. Bobby Witt is batting .251 with 15 home runs and 57 RBI’s for the Royals this season. The projected starter for Kansas City is Zack Greinke, who is 4-7 with a 4.29 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP over 98.2 innings pitched this season.

The Minnesota Twins are 59-55 this season and have lost five of their last seven games. Prior to winning Game 1 of this series, Minnesota lost two out of three games against the Angels. The Minnesota pitching staff has a 4.04 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, and a .240 opponent batting average. The Twins offense has scored 509 runs with a .251 batting average and a .321 on base percentage this year. Byron Buxton is batting .226 with 28 home runs and 51 RBI’s for the Twins this season. The projected starter for Minnesota is Sonny Gray, who is 6-3 with a 3.33 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP over 83.2 innings pitched this season.

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Kansas City is 22-46 in their last 68 game two’s of a series and 1-6 in their last 7 Tuesday games. The over is 4-2 in Kansas City’s last 6 games. Minnesota is 16-35 in their last 51 Tuesday games and 2-5 in their last 7 games. The over is 5-1-1 in Minnesota’s last 7 game two’s of a series. The over is 6-2 in these two teams last 8 head to head meetings.

Minnesota is in the heat of a race to win the AL Central, while the Royals are 14.5 games back and are looking towards the future. Minnesota is starting Sonny Gray, who has allowed five earned runs over his last 20.2 innings pitched. For the Royals, Zack Greinke has allowed seven runs over his last 21 innings pitched. Greinke looked really good in his last start against the White Sox, allowing no runs over 6.1 innings. I like the under in this game.

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