Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Prediction MLB Picks 5/28/24

Minnesota Twins (29-24) vs Kansas City Royals (34-21)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 7:40 pm (Target Field)

Simeon Woods Richardson (1-0) (2.57) vs Cole Ragans (4-3) (3.34)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Twins -101 / Kansas City Royals -109 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins meet Tuesday in MLB game 2 action at Target Field. Here’s a Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Prediction.

Kansas City Royals Betting Preview

The Kansas City Royals are 34-21 on the year after wins over the Tigers and Rays. The Kansas City Royals have scored 13 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 8 of their last 9 games. The Kansas City Royals have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Bobby Witt Jr. leads the Kansas City Royals with 67 hits and 36 RBI, while Salvador Perez and Maikel Garcia have combined for 123 hits and 73 RBI.

Minnesota Twins Betting Preview

The Minnesota Twins are 29-24 on the season after recent wins over the Nationals and Rangers. The Minnesota Twins have scored 13 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 9 of their last 13 games. The Minnesota Twins have lost 7 of their last 9 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Willi Castro leads the Minnesota Twins with 45 hits and 16 RBI, while Ryan Jeffers and Carlos Santana have combined for 75 hits and 55 RBI.

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Pitching Matchup

Cole Ragans gets the ball for the Kansas City Royals, and he is 4-3 with a 3.34 ERA and 76 strikeouts this season. Ragans has allowed 13 hits and 9 runs in his last 25.1 innings. Ragans has allowed 2.84 ERA and .198 allowed batting average in 25.1 road innings. Ragans is 0-1 with a 2.70 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Minnesota Twins.

Simeon Woods Richardson gets the ball for the Minnesota Twins, and he is 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. Richardson has allowed 16 hits and 6 runs in his last 20.1 innings. Richardson has a 1.64 ERA and .200 allowed batting average in 11 home innings. This will be Richardson’s first career game against the Kansas City Royals.

Why the Kansas City Royals will win

  • The Twins have lost each of their last nine games as home underdogs against American League opponents following a home win.
  • The Royals have won each of their last six night games against AL Central opponents following a loss.
  • The Twins have failed to cover the run line each of their last 12 games at Target Field against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Royals have covered the run line in each of their last 10 night games against American League opponents following a road loss.

Minnesota Twins Player Prop Facts

  • Jose Miranda has hit a home run in each of the Twins' last two home games against AL Central opponents.
  • Byron Buxton has recorded at least one RBI in four of his last five home appearances against the Royals after playing the previous day.
  • Max Kepler has recorded a Double in three of the Twins' last four games as underdogs against AL opponents.
  • Trevor Larnach has recorded at least one total base in each of his last seven home appearances against the Royals.
  • Jose Miranda has recorded a Single in five of the Twins' last six night games.
  • Trevor Larnach has recorded at least one hit in each of his last seven home appearances against the Royals after playing the previous day.
  • Trevor Larnach has scored a run in four of his last five home appearances after playing the previous day.

Kansas City Royals Player Prop Facts

  • Bobby Witt Jr. has hit at least one home run in each of the Royals' last two games as favorites against AL opponents.
  • Salvador Perez has recorded at least one RBI in six of the Royals' last seven games as favorites against AL opponents.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Royals' last four games as favorites.
  • Salvador Perez has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 14 Tuesday appearances against AL teams that held a winning record.
  • Hunter Renfroe has scored at least one run in eight of his last nine appearances against the Twins after playing the previous day.
  • Vinnie Pasquantino has recorded a Double in each of the Royals' last three games as road favorites against AL Central opponents.
  • Salvador Perez has recorded at least one Single in eight of his last nine road appearances against the Twins after playing the previous day.
  • Salvador Perez ranks 5th amongst qualified players for Batting Average (.323) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Minnesota Twins rank 3rd in the league for strikeouts this season (490).
  • The Minnesota Twins rank 24th in the league for on-base percentage this season (.304).
  • The Kansas City Royals rank T3rd in the league for triples this season (13).
  • The Kansas City Royals rank 3rd in the league for RBI's this season (258).

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Prediction

It's hard to trust the Minnesota Twins against above average teams, when the offense isn't showing up, and that's been the case now for the last two weeks. The Kansas City Royals continue to pile up wins and continue to get these soft lines from oddsmakers. Cole Ragans has also been one of the most underrated pitchers in baseball this season, as he's top-50 in ERA and WHIP while being top-10 in strikeouts. The fact this game is a pick em spot feels like a steal. I'll gladly take the Kansas City Royals and the cheap price against the Twins.

Randy’s Pick Kansas City Royals -109

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