Twins vs. Royals Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 5/22/2022

by | May 22, 2022

The Kansas City Royals (14-25) will try to end their three-game losing streak when they host the Minnesota Twins (24-16) on Sunday at 2:10 PM ET. Bookmakers consider the Twins to be -112 favorites for the contest, while the Royals are -107 underdogs looking for the upset. Minnesota’s Bailey Ober gets the start, and he’ll go against Kansas City’s Brady Singer.

Twins vs. Royals Spread and Betting 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 -112 -107 7.5 -115 -105 -1.5 +149 -177

Computer Predictions for Twins vs. Royals

Our computer pick: Kansas City Royals (-107) and Over (7.5)

Twins vs. Royals Game Info

  • Minnesota Twins probable starting pitcher: Bailey Ober
  • Kansas City Royals probable starting pitcher: Brady Singer
  • Game Day: Sunday, May 22, 2022
  • Game Time: 2:10 PM ET
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium

Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Pitching Matchup

Ober Singer
4 GS 0
1-1 W-L 0-0
2.75 ERA
19.2 IP 0
5 BB 0
16 SO 0

Twins Starter Bailey Ober

  • The Twins are sending Ober (1-1) to make his fifth start of the season. He is 1-1 with a 2.75 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 19 2/3 innings pitched.
  • His last time out was on Thursday, April 28 against the Detroit Tigers, when the righty tossed 3 2/3 innings, surrendering one earned run while giving up six hits.
  • In four games this season, the 26-year-old has an ERA of 2.75, with 7.3 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are batting .250 against him.
  • The opposing Royals offense has the 21st-ranked slugging percentage (.357) and is 27th in MLB play with 28 home runs. It has a collective .232 batting average, and is 19th in MLB with 305 total hits and 27th in MLB action scoring 139 runs.

Royals Starter Brady Singer

  • Singer gets the nod for the Royals and will make his first start of the season.
  • The right-hander is making his first start of the year. The 25-year-old did not make an appearance on the mound last season.
  • The Twins rank 13th in MLB with a .241 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 12th in the league (.391) and 40 home runs.

Twins Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Twins have won 18, or 75%, of the 24 games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • Minnesota is 18-6 this season when entering a game favored by -112 or more on the moneyline.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Twins have a 52.8% chance to win.
  • Minnesota’s games have gone over the total in 16 of their 40 chances.
  • The Twins are 19-21-0 against the spread this season.

Royals Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Royals have been underdogs in 37 games this season and have come away with the win 13 times (35.1%) in those contests.
  • This season, Kansas City has been victorious 12 times in 36 chances when named as an underdog of at least -107 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Royals have an implied victory probability of 51.7% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Kansas City’s games have gone over the total in 19 of their 43 opportunities.
  • The Royals are 19-24-0 against the spread in their 43 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Twins Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Byron Buxton leads the Twins with 11 round-trippers on the year. He’s also hitting .228 with 21 RBI.
  • Luis Arraez is hitting .324 with five doubles, a home run and 18 walks.
  • Max Kepler has accumulated a team-best batting average of .252.
  • Jorge Polanco’s 23 runs batted in pace his team.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Byron Buxton 27 .228 .313 .604 11 21 23
Luis Arraez 32 .324 .430 .402 1 11 33
Max Kepler 38 .252 .356 .415 5 17 31
Jorge Polanco 39 .217 .317 .357 4 23 31
Gio Urshela 35 .228 .298 .333 3 12 26

Royals Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Andrew Benintendi has put up a team-best batting average of .317 while leading the Royals in runs batted in with a mark of 17.
  • Benintendi’s home run total places him 185th in the majors, and he ranks 84th in RBI.
  • Benintendi has collected a hit in five straight games. In his last five games he is batting .381 with two doubles, a walk and an RBI.
  • Whit Merrifield has put up 17 runs batted in to lead his team.
  • Merrifield ranks 185th overall in home runs and 84th in RBI this year.
  • Hunter Dozier is batting .280 with eight doubles, two triples, four home runs and eight walks.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has nine doubles, two triples, four home runs and seven walks while batting .215.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Andrew Benintendi 39 .317 .377 .415 2 17 45
Whit Merrifield 39 .201 .237 .277 2 17 32
Hunter Dozier 36 .280 .326 .462 4 11 37
Bobby Witt Jr. 38 .215 .260 .389 4 16 31
Nicky Lopez 39 .213 .299 .254 0 4 26

Betting Tips for Twins vs. Royals

After taking a look at all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup, our best bet is the Royals on the moneyline at -107. Our computer picks see the scoring going over the total of 7.5 runs.

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