Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins - DraftKings Sportsbook Promo and Prediction
August 17, 2022
The Minnesota Twins and the Kansas City Royals will play the final game of their three-game series on Wednesday at Target Field at 1:10 PM. Daniel Lynch will be taking the hill for the home team. He went five innings in his last game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, allowing two hits and three walks with three strikeouts.
Right-hander Tyler Mahle will be taking the hill for the Twins after going six innings against the Los Angeles Angels in his last game. He allowed three hits and two walks with six strikeouts.
DraftKings predicts Minnesota to win the game with a Spread of -1.5 (+105) while Kansas City is at +1.5 (-125)
Why bet on Minnesota Twins?
✅ The Twins are 2nd in American League Central with a 60 - 55 record
✅ Byron Buxton leads the team with 28 home runs while batting at .229
✅ The Twins have a Moneyline coverage of 60-55 with a record of 5-5 in the last 10 games.
|Teams:||Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins|
|When:||Wednesday, August 17, at 1:10 PM ET|
|Venue:||Target Field, Minneapolis|
|Betting Pick:||Minnesota Twins to win Spread @ -1.5 (+105)|
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Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins
Kansas City Royals
The Kansas City Royals have struggled this season and lost several key pieces at the Trade Deadline. They are currently 22nd in the league in terms of team offensive production with a .692 team average. Bobby Witt has been doing well at the position, as he is currently hitting .724 with 15 home runs and 57 runs scored. However, he has struggled in his last seven games, going 5-for-26 with a stolen base and three runs scored.
Daniel Lynch has struggled to use his Baseball Savant page this season, as he is currently in the fifth percentile regarding exit velocity. He has also been hitting the ball hard against him, as he has a 45 percent and throws five different pitch types. In his last four starts against the Minnesota Twins, Lynch is 1-1 and 10 Ks. Michael Massey had a batting average of .313 in the last game while Vinnie Pasquantino recorded two hits.
The Minnesota Twins are an offensive team currently in eighth place in the American League with a .737 team batting average. They're also averaging 4.46 runs per game. One of the reasons why they are doing well is due to the play of their shortstop Carlos Correa, who is currently on a tear, as he has a .795 OPS with 14 home runs and 39 RBI. In his last 15 games, he's hitting .280 with a .422/.420 slash line and has a 12:10 walk-to-strikeout ratio.
According to the Baseball Savant page of Tyler Mahle, he is currently in the 81st percentile of all pitchers. He's been able to induce some soft contact with his heater, which has an exit velocity of 88.4 MPH. His four-speed pitch also allows him to throw his heater at a rate of 51.4 percent.
In his last start against the Kansas City Royals, he could throw 3.1 innings out of the bullpen for the Cincinnati Reds. He allowed three runs on two hits and three walks with six strikeouts. Luis Arraez had a batting average of .336 while recording 3 hits in the last game.