Twins vs. Royals - 8/13/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (56-59) at Minnesota Twins (46-70)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Target Field)
D Gee (4-5) (4.54) vs. Tyler Duffey (7-8) (5.93)
The Line: Minnesota Twins -120 / Kansas City Royals +110 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins play game two of their series Saturday.
The Kansas City Royals look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Royals have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last six games. The Kansas City Royals offense has picked up last week, and they’ve won four of their last five games when scoring more than three runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 121 hits, Alcides Escobar has 30 RBI and Salvador Perez has 16 home runs. Dillon Gee gets the nod, and he’s 4-5 with a 4.54 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. Gee is 1-1 with a 3.29 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
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The Minnesota Twins could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Twins have allowed 32 runs in their last three games and seven or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Minnesota Twins have an ERA of 4.93 and have lost six straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Brian Dozier leads Minnesota with 113 hits, Joe Mauer has 42 RBI and Miguel Sano has 20 home runs. Tyler Duffey takes the hill, and he’s 7-8 with a 5.93 ERA and 84 strikeouts this season. This will be Duffey’s second career game against the Royals.
The Royals are 15-37 in their last 52 road games and 0-4 in Gees last 4 starts. The Twins are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 7-2 in Duffeys last 9 starts. The Royals are 21-8 in the last 29 meetings in Minnesota.
Same reason I faded the Twins Friday night is the same reason I'm fading them here. I'm not backing a team that's giving up nearly double-digit runs nightly. The Royals also have to keep winning to have any chance of getting in the wild card race. Give me the Royals and the plus money.