Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Prediction MLB Picks 5/30/24

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

Game Info: Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 1:10 pm (Target Field)

Chris Paddack (4-2) (4.39) vs Brady Singer (4-2) (2.63)

Betting Odds: Minnesota Twins -116 / Kansas City Royals +101 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kansas City Royals and the Minnesota Twins meet Thursday in MLB action from Target Field. Here’s a Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins prediction. This will be the final installment in a four-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The Kansas City Royals recent form and player performance

• The Minnesota Twins recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Kansas City Royals

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Minnesota Twins

• Recent betting trends in games played between the Royals and Twins

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Royals vs Twins game

Kansas City Royals Betting Preview

The Royals played the Tampa Bay Rays in their last series and did reasonably well. KC won the first two installments of that set 8-1 and 7-4 before a 4-1 loss Sunday. Following losses 6-5 and 4-2 this week versus the Twins, the Royals powered out a 6-1 victory.

It’ll be Brady Singer as the Thursday starter for the Royals. This year over his 11 starts Singer is 4-2 with a 2.63 ERA and 64 Ks in 61.2 innings. Singer is 31-33 with a 4.28 ERA in 106 career games (103 starts).

Minnesota Twins Betting Preview

Over on the Twins’ side, they played the Texas Rangers in their weekend series. Minnesota won 3-2 and 5-3 in the first two games of that set then lost 6-2 in the Sunday finale. On Wednesday the Twins gave up four runs in the third inning on the way to the loss.

Chris Paddack will take the mound for the start on Thursday for the Twins. So far this year Paddack is 4-2 with a 4.39 ERA in 10 starts. Paddack has 50 Ks in 55.1 innings. He’s 26-23 with a 4.24 ERA in 78 games (75 starts) over his career. The Twins will meet the Astros after this series.

Royals vs Twins Injury Notes

X-rays on Royals 1B Vinnie Pasquantino’s lower left leg came back negative.

The Twins transferred RP Justin Topa (patellar tendinitis) from the 15-day Injured list to the 60-day Injured List on Tuesday.

Total Runs Facts

  • Four of the Royals' last five day games against American League opponents have gone OVER the total runs line.
  • Seven of the Twins' last nine home games have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Royals' last 10 games as road underdogs against American League opponents.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Twins' last three games as favorites.

Minnesota Twins Player Prop Facts

  • Jose Miranda has hit a home run in each of the Twins' last two day games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Jose Miranda has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Twins' last four home games against AL Central opponents.
  • Trevor Larnach has scored a run in four of his last five home appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Chris Paddack has recorded six or more strikeouts in three of his last four appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Carlos Correa has recorded at least one Single in six of his last seven appearances in day games against AL Central teams that held a winning record.
  • Trevor Larnach has recorded at least one hit in each of his last eight home appearances against the Royals.
  • Jose Miranda has recorded at least one total base in each of his last seven appearances against AL opponents that held a winning record.

Kansas City Royals Player Prop Facts

  • Salvador Perez has recorded a Double in three of the Royals' last four games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Salvador Perez has hit a home run in three of his last four Thursday day appearances against AL teams that held a winning record.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has recorded at least one RBI in five of the Royals' last six games as underdogs against AL opponents.
  • Hunter Renfroe has scored at least one run in four of his last five appearances.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has recorded two hits in each of the Royals' last three games as underdogs.
  • Brady Singer has recorded six or more strikeouts in four of his last five appearances against AL opponents.
  • Kyle Isbel has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last four appearances against the Twins after playing the previous day.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has recorded at least one Single in each of the Royals' last five games as underdogs.
  • Salvador Perez ranks 4th amongst qualified players for Batting Average (.325) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Minnesota Twins rank 3rd in the league for doubles this season (104).
  • The Minnesota Twins rank 4th in the league for strikeouts this season (504).
  • 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 (266).

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Prediction

I’ll stay with the Twins. Paddack had a rough start in a loss to the Yankees on May 14 (5.0 innings; 12 hits; five earned) but he’s been good in his last pair. During those two starts Paddack has just four earned in 13.0 innings. As for Singer, he’s got just two earned over his last 11.0 innings and should pitch pretty well here also.

On Wednesday the Twins were out-hit 10-8 and could only muster two hits in the final three innings. Minnesota had a pretty good offensive evening but the runs weren’t there. I like the Twins to cash in a little better here.

Andrew’s Pick Minnesota Twins -116

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