Today’s AL Central matchup between the Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals is set to take place at 2:10 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO. The Twins come into this one with a 2-0 record, while the Royals are still looking for their first win of the season at 0-2. Bailey Ober will get the start for Minnesota, while Brady Singer will take the mound for Kansas City.

Looking at the odds for this one, the Twins are currently favored at -128 on the money line, while the Royals come in as the underdog at +108. The over/under line is set at 9 runs, with the over paying out at -104 compared to the under at -118. If you’re looking at the run line, the Twins are +127 to cover -1.5 runs, while the Royals are -158 to cover +1.5 runs.

KANSAS CITY ROYALS VS MINNESOTA TWINS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Kansas City Royals Moneyline +108

This game will be played at Kauffman Stadium at 2:10 ET on Sunday, March 31st.

HOW TO BET THE TWINS VS ROYALS:

  • We have the Royals winning by a score of 6 to 5
  • If you’re looking for a run line pick, we also like the Royals to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 11 runs and like the over

The Twins and Royals played the final game of their series, with Minnesota pulling out a 5-1 win. Heading into the game, the Twins were the favorite at -123 on the money line. The Royals went off at +103.

Minnesota’s offense didn’t get going until the 8th inning when they scored one run to tie the game. They then exploded for four runs in the 9th inning to put the game out of reach. Kansas City’s only run came in the 6th inning.

Joe Ryan got the start for the Twins and went 5 1/3 innings, giving up just one earned run. However, he didn’t factor into the decision. Griffin Jax picked up the win out of the bullpen for Minnesota, while Will Smith took the loss for Kansas City. Byron Buxton led the Twins’ offense with three RBIs and two doubles.

Twins Records & Stats

Last season, Bailey Ober made 26 starts for the Twins and finished the year with a record of 8-6. His ERA for the season was 3.43, and his WHIP was 1.07. Ober made two appearances against the Royals last season and went 0-1 with an ERA of 5.03. For the season, he had 12 quality starts and allowed a total of 22 home runs. His strikeout-to-walk ratio for the season was 5.0, and his walks per game average was 1.1.

Looking at the Twins’ player props for today, we see that Edouard Julien has the highest hits projection on the team and his home run projection is 2nd best on the team and 10th best in the league today. Byron Buxton has the top home run projection on the team and 9th best in the league. Carlos Correa’s hits projection is 2nd best on the team and 26th best in the league today.

Royals Records & Stats

Brady Singer is coming off a season in which he made 29 starts and finished with a record of 8-11. His ERA for the season was 5.52, and he gave up a total of 20 home runs. Last season, Singer made two appearances against the Twins, going 0-1 with an ERA of 5.1. For the season, Singer averaged 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings and 2.76 walks per nine innings. He finished the season with nine quality starts and a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 2.7.

Our model is projecting Bobby Witt Jr. to have a big game at the plate for the Royals. He has the highest hits projection on the team and his home run projection is the best on the team and 9th best in the league today. Nelson Velázquez is also expected to have a solid game, as his hits projection is 8th best on the team and his home run projection is 2nd best on the team and 10th best in the league today. Maikel Garcia has the 2nd best hits projection on the team.