Minnesota Twins (14-11) vs Kansas City Royals (6-19)
Game Info: Friday, April 28, 2023 at 4:10 pm (Target Field)
Pablo Lopez (1-2) (3.00) vs Jordan Lyles (0-4) (4.31)
Betting Odds: Minnesota Twins -250 / Kansas City Royals +185 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins face off on Friday in an MLB showdown at Target Field. In Game 1 it was the Twins that were able to secure the 7-1 victory.
Royals Betting Preview
The Royals come into this game with a 6-20 record overall and it’s been an awful start to the season. The Royals are averaging 3.28 runs per game while their defense is giving up 5.4 runs per game. The offense is ranked 28th in the league while the defense is ranked 27th. MJ Melendez hias hit two home runs and driven in 10 RBIs. On the mound for the Royals will be Jordan Lyles who sits with an 0-4 record and an ERA of 4.88. In his last start against the Angels he went six innings giving up four hits and four runs.
Twins Betting Preview
The Twins are averaging 4.36 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.76 runs per game. The offense is ranked 18th in the league while the pitching is ranked 6th. They have leaned on good pitching, but they need to find a way to keep the offense going. On the mound for the Twins is Pablo Lopez who sits with a 1-2 record and an ERA of 3.00. In his last start against the Nationals, he went four innings giving up giving up eight hits and five runs.
Royals vs Twins Trends
Twins are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. American League Central. Twins are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series. Royals are 0-5 in their last 5 vs. American League Central. Royals are 0-5 in Lyles' last 5 starts. Royals are 0-5 in Lyles' last 5 starts on grass.
Shane’s Free Pick
The Royals have struggled on Lyles starts and it’s going to be no different in this game. Lopez hasn’t gotten a ton of run support this season, but it’s going to be different in this game. The Twins bats are going to keep clicking here, and that is going to be the difference. The Twins are going to score six or seven runs at least, and they will get the job done. Back the Twins on the run line.