An action-packed day/night awaits us in the MLB as we have even 17 games (two doubleheaders) on Tuesday, September 13, including this divisional tilt, and here you can read the best Royals vs. Twins betting pick and odds.
Kansas City and Minnesota will play the first of a three-game series at Target Field, and the Twins are firm -188 moneyline favorites on BetDSI Sportsbook, while the total is set at 8.5 runs. These American League Central foes have met 13 times this season, and the Twins lead 9-4.
Royals lost the series to the Tigers
The Kansas City Royals managed to avoid the series sweep by the hand of the divisional rivals Detroit Lions at home with a 4-0 win in Game 3, but it was a disappointing series in general. Kansas City was dismantled 10-2 in Game 1, and it suffered four losses in the last six games.
Still, it was a nice change of scenario in a 4-0 victory, and the Royals have to thank Brady Singer for seven scoreless innings. Singer improved to an 8-4 record after allowing four hits with six strikeouts and a walk. Michael Massey hit the second home run of his MLB career, while Drew Waters chipped in two RBIs.
Kris Bubic (2-11) will start for the 24th time this year when he takes on the Twins on Tuesday. The 25-year-old left-hander has a 5.40 ERA, 1.64 WHIP, and 88/54 K/BB ratio across 111.2 innings of work.
Twins cannot afford to lose
The Minnesota Twins are going down rapidly and currently have a 69-70 record, four wins behind the AL Central leaders Cleveland Guardians. The Guardians swept them over a three-game series in Minnesota, and the Twins mustn’t lose a single of these three games against the Royals if they want to stay alive in the playoff race. The Twins lost nine of the last 11 games and they are below .500 for the first time since April.
The Twins couldn’t do a lot against Shane Bieber and the Guardians as they scored just one run in a 4-1 defeat. Josh Winder (4-4) took a loss after surrendering two runs on four hits with four strikeouts and a walk over 4.0 innings.
Joe Ryan (10-8) will take the mound for the 24th time this year when he meets the Royals on Tuesday. The 26-year-old right-hander owns a 4.05 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 124/39 K/BB ratio in 122.1 innings.
- 2-8 in the last ten games following a win
- 8-20 in the last 28 road games
- 6-15 in the last 21 games vs. a right-handed starter
- 7-1 in the last eight home games vs. a left-handed starter
- 5-1 in the last six home games vs. a team with a losing record
Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins Pick
Joe Ryan is not having the best of times recently, but what to say about Kris Bubic? Kansas City’s pitcher lost each of his five starts and allowed 3+ runs in four of those five games. Bubic met the Twins once this year and lost with a 6.35 ERA in 5.2 innings. On the other hand, Joe Ryan dominated the Royals in his three starts this season and recorded all three victories with a microscopic 1.59 ERA across 17.0 innings. Kansas City is scoring only 3.80 runs per nine innings against right-handers, and I am backing the hosts to secure a comfortable win here.
Pick: Take the Twins at -1.5 Run Line (+115)
Even though Bubic is having problems recently, I don’t think he will surrender more than three or four runs in this one because Minnesota’s offense is clearly struggling right now. Still, Kansas City’s available bullpen is very weak and owns a 5.37 ERA, which is an open invitation for the Twins to score multiple runs later in the tilt. Over is 7-3 in the last ten H2H meetings, Over is 8-0 in the Royals’ previous eight during game 1 of a series, while Over is 5-1 in Minnesota’s last six overall.
Pick: Go Over 8.5 runs (-110)