Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals - 9/20/22 MLB Picks and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (58-89) vs Minnesota Twins (73-74)
Game Info: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 8:10 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)
Zack Greinke (4-9) (4.10) vs Dylan Bundy (8-7) (4.68)
Betting Odds: Kansas City Royals +105 / Minnesota Twins -125 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Minnesota Twins will play the Kansas City Royals in Game 1 of their series at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday night.
The Minnesota Twins are 73-74 this season and have lost four of their last five games. Minnesota is coming off of a series loss against Cleveland, where they lost four out of the five games played in the series. The Minnesota pitching staff has a 3.98 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, and a .242 opponent batting average this season. The Twins offense has scored 635 runs with a .248 batting average and a .317 on base percentage. Carlos Correa is batting .285 with 21 home runs and 58 RBI’s for the Twins this season. The projected starter for Minnesota is Dylan Bundy, who is 8-7 with a 4.68 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP over 127 innings pitched this season.
The Kansas City Royals are 58-89 this season and have lost five of their last six games. Kansas City is coming off of a series loss against Boston, where they lost two out of the three games played. The Kansas City pitching staff has a 4.73 ERA, a 1.48 WHIP, and a .272 opponent batting average. The Royals offense has scored 571 runs with a .242 batting average and a .305 on base percentage this year. Bobby Witt is batting .248 with 20 home runs and 74 RBI’s for the Royals this season. The projected starter for Kansas City is Zack Greinke, who is 4-9 with a 4.10 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP over 118.2 innings pitched this season.
Minnesota is 5-13 in their last 18 games following a loss and 1-4 in their last 5 games. The over is 4-1 in Minnesota’s last 5 Tuesday games. Kansas City is 5-16 in their last 21 Tuesday games and 1-5 in their last 6 games. The over is 9-1 in Kansas City’s last 10 game one’s of a series. Minnesota is 12-2 in these two teams last 14 head to head meetings.
Minnesota is now sitting 8.5 games out of a wild card spot and 7 games out of first place in the AL Central. Minnesota is just about out of playoff contention, but will turn to Dylan Bundy in this game. Bundy has allowed nine runs over his last 13.2 innings pitched. For the Royals, Zack Greinke has allowed six runs over his last 14 innings pitched. I am taking the Twins to win this game on the road.
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