Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals 8/16/22 MLB Picks, Predictions, Odds

Kansas City Royals (48-69) vs. Minnesota Twins (59-55)
August 16, 2022 7:40 pm EDT
The Line: Minnesota Twins -196 / Kansas City Royals +164; Over/Under: +8
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The Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins meet Tuesday in MLB action at Target Field. The Kansas City Royals look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. The Minnesota Twins need a win after losing 5 of their last 7 games.

The Kansas City Royals have scored 9 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 10 games. The Royals have won 6 straight games when scoring 4 or more runs. Bobby Witt Jr. leads the Royals with 103 hits and 57 RBI, while Hunter Dozier and Nicky Lopez have combined for 171 hits and 50 RBI. Zack Greinke gets the ball, and he is 4-7 with a 4.29 ERA and 57 strikeouts this season. Greinke is 5-11 with a 4.72 ERA and 108 strikeouts in his career against the Twins.

The Minnesota Twins have scored 9 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 9 games. The Twins have won 7 of their last 8 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Luis Arraez leads the Twins with 128 hits and 37 RBI, while Carlos Correa and Gio Urshela have combined for 179 hits and 86 RBI. Sonny Gray gets the ball, and he is 6-3 with a 3.33 ERA and 79 strikeouts this season. Gray is 5-2 with a 2.08 ERA and 41 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.

The Royals are 2-9 in their last 11 road games and 1-6 in their last 7 Tuesday games. The Twins are 16-35 in their last 51 Tuesday games and 2-5 in their last 7 overall. The over is 4-1 in Royals last 5 overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Twins last 4 overall. The Royals are 11-24 in the last 35 meetings in Minnesota and 2-7 in the last 9 meetings.

Zack Greinke has pitched better as of late, but he’s been horrible on the road this season, with his 7.16 ERA and .321 allowed batting average. Sonny Gray has been far and away more consistent this season, and that includes 5 earned runs allowed in his last 20.2 innings. The Minnesota Twins need to take full advantage of games like this if they’re going to stay in the playoff picture. Give me the Twins at home, and I’ll take the RL for max betting value.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Minnesota Twins -1.5
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