Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/20/2022

by | Apr 20, 2022

The Kansas City Royals (4-5) and Salvador Perez (2 HR in his last game) are underdogs (+109) on the moneyline for their matchup with the Minnesota Twins (2-7) on Wednesday at 8:10 PM ET. Chris Paddack will get the ball for Minnesota while Kansas City counter with Daniel Lynch.

Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals: Predictions, Betting Odds, Spread, Line

Twins vs Royals Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Twins -129 +109 8.5 -124 +104 -1.5 +126 -149

Computer Predictions for Twins vs. Royals

Our computer pick: Kansas City Royals (+109) and Over (8.5)

Twins vs. Royals Game Info

  • Minnesota Twins probable starting pitcher: Chris Paddack
  • Kansas City Royals probable starting pitcher: Daniel Lynch
  • Game Day: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium

Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Pitching Matchup

Paddack Lynch
1 GS 1
0-1 W-L 0-1
6.75 ERA 10.80
4.0 IP 5.0
0 BB 1
3 SO 7

Twins Starter Chris Paddack

  • The Twins will send Paddack (0-1) to make his second start of the season.
  • In his most recent appearance on Wednesday, the righty tossed four innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers, allowing three earned runs while surrendering six hits.
  • He has a 6.75 ERA and 6.8 strikeouts per nine innings while opponents are batting .333 against him over his one games this season.
  • He will face a Royals offense that ranks 27th in MLB with 64 total hits (on a .219 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .346 (21st in MLB) with eight total home runs (20th in MLB).

Royals Starter Daniel Lynch

  • The Royals’ Lynch will make his second start of the season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Tuesday, April 12 against the St. Louis Cardinals, throwing five innings and giving up six earned runs.
  • He has an ERA of 10.80, a batting average against of .375 and 12.6 strikeouts per nine innings in one games this season.
  • The Twins rank 28th in MLB with 28 runs scored this season. They have a .177 batting average this campaign with 10 home runs (11th in the league).

Twins Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Twins have entered the game as favorites four times this season and won once.
  • Minnesota has played as a favorite of -129 or more twice this season and split those games.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Twins, based on the moneyline, is 56.3%.
  • So far this season, Minnesota and its opponents have hit the over in two of their nine games with a total.
  • The Twins are 2-7-0 ATS in their nine games with a spread this season.

Royals Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Royals have been underdogs in four games this season and have come away with the win two times (50%) in those contests.
  • Kansas City has played as an underdog of +109 or more just one time this year and came away with a loss in that game.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Royals have a 47.8% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Kansas City and its opponents have gone over the total this season in three of their nine opportunities.
  • The Royals have posted a record of 4-5-0 against the spread this season.

Twins Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Luis Arraez’s .259 average leads the Twins this year. His resume also includes one home run and driven in three RBI.
  • Of all batters in MLB, Arraez ranks 76th in homers and 142nd in RBI.
  • Max Kepler is batting .200 with a double, a home run and three walks.
  • Kepler ranks 76th in homers and 142nd in RBI on the year.
  • Gio Urshela is hitting .227 with a home run and two walks.
  • Gary Sanchez’s eight runs batted in pace his team.
Luis Arraez 8 .259 .333 .444 1 3 7
Max Kepler 9 .200 .314 .333 1 3 6
Gio Urshela 8 .227 .292 .364 1 2 5
Gary Sánchez 7 .280 .333 .520 1 8 7
Byron Buxton 6 .190 .227 .667 3 4 4

Royals Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Perez paces the Royals in home runs (four) and runs batted in (six).
  • Perez’s home run total puts him fourth in the majors, and he is 50th in RBI.
  • Perez takes a hitting streak of two games into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .316 with a double, four home runs, a walk and five RBI.
  • Hunter Dozier is hitting .323 with a double, a triple and two home runs.
  • Dozier ranks 26th among all hitters in the big leagues in home runs, and 97th in RBI.
  • Andrew Benintendi is batting .375 with a home run and four walks.
  • Nicky Lopez paces the Royals with a .385 batting average.
Salvador Pérez 9 .229 .270 .600 4 6 8
Hunter Dozier 8 .323 .344 .613 2 4 10
Andrew Benintendi 9 .375 .444 .469 1 4 12
Nicky Lopez 9 .385 .429 .500 0 3 10
Michael A. Taylor 9 .231 .310 .346 1 3 6

Betting Tips for Twins vs. Royals

Our best bet is the Royals on the moneyline at +109 after analyzing all of the key stats and trends for this matchup. Our computer predicts the scoring will over the total of 8.5 runs.

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