Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins - 8/22/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Minnesota Twins (17-10) at Kansas City Royals (11-15)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 7:05 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)
Randy Dobnak (4-1) (1.42) vs. Brady Singer (1-2) (4.56)
The Line: Kansas City Royals +139 / Minnesota Twins -150 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals meet Saturday in MLB action at Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium.
The Minnesota Twins look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Twins have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Twins have won six straight games when scoring four or more runs. Nelson Cruz leads the Twins with 32 hits and 25 RBI while Jorge Polanco and Eddie Rosario have combined for 50 hits and 33 RBI. Randy Dobnak gets the ball, and he is 4-1 with a 1.42 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. Dobnak is 2-0 with a 2.53 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Kansas City Royals look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Royals have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Royals have won seven of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Whit Merrifield leads the Royals with 31 hits and 18 RBI while Salvador Perez and Maikel Franco have combined for 51 hits and 25 RBI. Brady Singer gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 4.56 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. Singer is 1-1 with a 4.22 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Twins.
The Twins are 25-10 in their last 35 Saturday games, 48-20 in their last 68 games as a favorite and 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Royals are 5-1 in their last 6 home games, 104-217 in their last 321 games as an underdog and 4-9 in their last 13 during game 2 of a series. The under is 6-1 in Twins last 7 overall. The under is 20-8 in Royals last 28 overall. The under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.
Randy Dobnak has allowed three runs and 10 hits in his last 16.1 innings while Brady Singer has allowed nine runs and 14 hits in his last 15.2 innings. The Minnesota Twins have the pitching advantage in this matchup and have the offense that I trust more, despite the Royals offense being much better than most thought heading into the season. I'm leaning toward the Twins and the somewhat reasonable price in this contest.