Minnesota Twins (14-11) vs Kansas City Royals (6-18)
Game Info: Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 7:40 pm (Target Field)
Tyler Mahle (1-2) (3.32) vs Zack Greinke (0-3) (4.61)
Betting Odds: Minnesota Twins -227 / Kansas City Royals +170 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins face off on Thursday in an MLB showdown at Target Field.
Royals Betting Preview
The Royals sit with a 6-19 record overall and they are coming off another loss on Wednesday. The offense really struggled not scoring any runs, and although they got good pitching, it wasn’t enough. Wednesday’s game is a perfect example of what this season has been like. The Royals are averaging 3.28 runs per game which is 28th in the league. On the mound for the Royals will be Zack Greinke who sits with an 0-3 record and an ERA of 4.61. In his last start against the Angels he went five innings, giving up seven hits and four runs.
Twins Betting Preview
On the other side of this matchup is the Twins who sit with a 14-11 record overall and even though tye lost on Wednesday, they did win two of three against the New York Yankees. All season the pitching has been what they have leaned on, and on Wednesday, the pitching just wasn’t good enough. The Twins are giving up only 3.76 runs per game which is 6th best in the league. On the mound for the Twins will be Tyler Mahle who sits a 1-2 record and an ERA of 3.32. In his last start against the Nationals he went 6.1 innings giving up three hits and one run.
Royals vs Twins Trends
The Twins are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. American League Central. Royals are 0-6 in Greinkes last 6 starts with 4 days of rest. Royals are 0-5 in their last 5 vs. American League Central. Royals are 1-6 in their last 7 Thursday games. Under is 3-0-1 in Twins last 4 home games vs. a team with a losing record. Over is 8-1 in Greinke's last 9 road starts vs. a team with a winning record. Over is 10-2 in Royals last 12 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Shane’s Free Pick
The Royals offense has been an issue all season and it’s not going to get any easier going against Mahle. The Twins offense scored six runs on Wednesday and they are going to score at least that here. The Royals offense isn’t going to be keeping up, and the Twins will get the job done. Back the Twins on the money line.