Royals vs Twins Prediction, Odds & Player Prop Bets Today – MLB, Aug 17

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  • The (80-35) are favorites vs the (80-35)
  • Royals starting pitcher: Daniel A. Lynch (4-7), 4.51 ERA
  • Twins starting pitcher: Tyler Mahle (6-7), 4.25 ERA
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The Kansas City Royals () visit Target Field to take on the Minnesota Twins () on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10pm EDT in Minneapolis.

The are betting favorites in this MLB matchup, with the run line sitting at ().

The Royals vs Twins Over/Under is total runs for the game.

So far this season, the Royals are 48-70 against the spread (ATS), while the Twins are 54-61 ATS.

Royals vs. Twins Odds, Run Line, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Royals O
Twins U

Royals vs Twins Prediction for Today’s Game

Based on recent trends the model predicts the Twins will win Wednesday‘s matchup with 67.8% confidence.

This prediction factors in starting pitchers, recent team and player hitting performances, the last 5 games for both the Royals and Twins and up-to-date player injuries.


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Best Royals Player Prop Bets Today

We’ve highlighted some favorite MLB player prop bets for Royals players for Wednesday‘s game, looking at profitable historical betting trends:

  • MJ Melendez has hit the Hits Under in 15 of his last 22 away games (+11.30 Units / 50% ROI)
  • Vinnie Pasquantino has hit the Total Bases Over in 13 of his last 17 games (+11.00 Units / 59% ROI)
  • Nicky Lopez has hit the Singles Over in 14 of his last 17 away games (+10.85 Units / 51% ROI)
  • Kyle Isbel has hit the Hits Under in 11 of his last 13 away games (+10.55 Units / 79% ROI)
  • Kyle Isbel has hit the Singles Under in 12 of his last 13 away games (+10.55 Units / 43% ROI)

Best Twins Player Prop Best Bets Today

And here are some favorite MLB player prop bets for Twins players for Wednesday‘s game, looking at profitable historical betting trends:

  • Max Kepler has hit the Hits Under in 20 of his last 29 games (+19.60 Units / 60% ROI)
  • Luis Arraez has hit the Hits Over in 25 of his last 43 games at home (+16.75 Units / 30% ROI)
  • Carlos Correa has hit the Total Bases Under in 18 of his last 20 games at home (+15.10 Units / 50% ROI)
  • Max Kepler has hit the Total Bases Under in 26 of his last 34 games (+14.20 Units / 27% ROI)
  • Carlos Correa has hit the Singles Over in 25 of his last 35 games at home (+13.00 Units / 31% ROI)

Twins vs Royals Home Run Prop Bets Today

Over Under
Byron Buxton 0.5 +200 0.5 -300
Carlos Correa 0.5 +375 0.5 -700
Gilberto Celestino 0.5 +625 0.5 -2000
Gio Urshela 0.5 +425 0.5 -800
Jose Miranda 0.5 +300 0.5 -500

Twins vs Royals Total Hits Prop Bets Today

Over Under
Byron Buxton 0.5 -275 0.5 +180
Carlos Correa 0.5 -275 0.5 +185
Gilberto Celestino 0.5 -225 0.5 +155
Gio Urshela 1.5 +185 1.5 -275
Luis Arraez 1.5 +185 1.5 -275

Twins vs Royals RBI Prop Bets Today

Over Under
Byron Buxton 0.5 +115 0.5 -160
Carlos Correa 0.5 +145 0.5 -200
Gilberto Celestino 0.5 +190 0.5 -275
Gio Urshela 0.5 +130 0.5 -185
Jose Miranda 0.5 +110 0.5 -155

Twins vs Royals Strikeout Prop Bets Today

Over Under
Tyler Mahle 6.5 +105 6.5 -150
Daniel Lynch 4.5 -105 4.5 -135
  • The Kansas City Royals have covered the 1st Five Innings (F5) Run Line in 40 of their last 64 games (+20.40 Units / 29% ROI)
  • The Kansas City Royals have covered the Run Line in 26 of their last 45 games (+8.50 Units / 15% ROI)
  • The Kansas City Royals have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Under in 15 of their last 25 games (+7.40 Units / 27% ROI)
  • The Kansas City Royals have hit the Moneyline in 28 of their last 57 games (+7.40 Units / 12% ROI)
  • The Kansas City Royals have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Moneyline in 10 of their last 22 away games (+4.90 Units / 22% ROI)
  • The Minnesota Twins have covered the 1st Five Innings (F5) Run Line in 66 of their last 113 games (+14.55 Units / 11% ROI)
  • The Minnesota Twins have hit the Game Total Over in 42 of their last 78 games (+9.15 Units / 11% ROI)
  • The Minnesota Twins have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Under in 13 of their last 22 games at home (+6.80 Units / 29% ROI)
  • The Minnesota Twins have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Moneyline in 7 of their last 8 games at home (+6.10 Units / 54% ROI)
  • The Minnesota Twins have covered the Run Line in their last 5 games at home (+5.10 Units / 82% ROI)

Royals Against the Spread (ATS) Record

Against the spread this MLB season, the Royals have gone 55-63 against the Run Line (-18.85 Units / -12.24% ROI).

  • 48-70 when betting on the Moneyline for -11.3 Units / -8.97% ROI
  • 58-56 when betting on the total runs Over for -3.6 Units / -2.78% ROI
  • 56-58 when betting on the total runs Under for -8 Units / -6.14% ROI

Twins Against the Spread (ATS) Record

Against the spread this MLB season, the Royals have gone 54-61 against the Run Line (-9.65 Units / -6.95% ROI).

  • 60-55 when betting on the Moneyline for -1.85 Units / -1.2% ROI
  • 55-51 when betting on the total runs Over for -0.2 Units / -0.16% ROI
  • 51-55 when betting on the total runs Under for -9.4 Units / -7.39% ROI

Opponents are hitting .524 (22-for-42) against Daniel Lynch on the first pitch of at-bats this season — highest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 57 total IP; League Avg: .335 — 0 Percentile.

Opponents have a groundball batting average of .362 (17 GB hits out of 47 GBs) against Daniel Lynch with runners on base this season — 4th highest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 57 total IP; League Avg: .236 — third Percentile.

Daniel Lynch has allowed an OBP of .296 (378 PA’s) with two-strikes since the start of last season — tied for 3rd highest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 138 total IP; League Avg: .236 — third Percentile.

Opponents have a line drive rate of 33% (28/85) against Daniel Lynch on breaking pitches this season — 3rd highest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 57 total IP; League Avg: 24% — third Percentile.

Tyler Mahle: Twins Starting Pitcher Stats & Trends

Tyler Mahle has a strikeout rate of 30% (27 SO in 89 PAs) in PAs ending on inside fastballs this season — best among qualified SPs in MLB; League Avg: 15% — 100th Percentile.

Opponents have a swing rate of just 32% (99/313) against Tyler Mahle on low breaking pitches this season — lowest among qualified SPs in MLB; League Avg: 47% — second Percentile.

Tyler Mahle has a strikeout rate of 41% (65 SO in 157 PAs) in PAs ending on elevated fastballs this season — best among qualified SPs in MLB; League Avg: 25% — 100th Percentile.

Opponents have a miss rate of 28% (53/187) against Tyler Mahle on inside fastballs this season — best among qualified SPs in MLB; League Avg: 15% — 100th Percentile.

Royals Keys to the Game vs. the Twins

The Royals are just 3-30 (.091) when their opponents score in the first inning this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: .335.

The Royals are just 1-55 (.018) when trailing entering the 7th inning this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: .114.

The Royals are just 6-51 (.105) when allowing 5 or more runs this season — 2nd lowest in MLB; League Avg: .201.

The Royals are just 19-56 (.253) when scoring 4 or fewer runs this season — 8th lowest in MLB; League Avg: .295.

Twins Keys to the Game vs. the Royals

The Twins are just 3-9 (.250) when tied entering the 7th inning this season — 2nd lowest in MLB; League Avg: .500.

The Twins are just 7-38 (.156) when allowing 5 or more runs this season — tied for 9th lowest in MLB; League Avg: .201.

The Twins are just 9-22 (.290) when their opponents score in the first inning this season — 10th lowest in MLB; League Avg: .335.

The Twins are just 5-7 (.417) when tied entering the 8th inning this season — 9th lowest in MLB; League Avg: .500.

Royals hitters have just 548 strikeouts in 2,850 PA’s (19%) against LHP since the start of last season — 2nd best in MLB; League Avg: 22%.

Royals hitters have an OPS of just .982 (2,009 PA’s) with the pitcher behind in the count since the start of last season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: 1.084.

The Royals are batting .361 on the first pitch of at-bats since the start of last season — 2nd best in MLB; League Avg: .340.

Royals hitters are slugging just .379 when facing the starting pitcher for the 3rd time in a game this season — 3rd lowest in MLB; League Avg: .448.

Twins hitters are slugging .423 on the road since the start of last season — 5th best in MLB; League Avg: .397.

Twins hitters are slugging .514 when facing the starting pitcher for the 3rd time in a game this season — 3rd best in MLB; League Avg: .448.

Twins hitters are slugging .417 on the road this season — 5th best in MLB; League Avg: .389.

Twins hitters have just 50 strikeouts in 305 PA’s (16%) against RHP this month (13 games) — best in MLB; League Avg: 22%.

The Royals have allowed 1.77 runs per game (209/118) in late innings this season — highest in MLB; League Avg: 1.27.

Royals pitchers have walked 447 of 4,575 batters (10%) this season — highest in MLB; League Avg: 8%.

Royals pitchers have a strikeout rate of just 38% with two-strikes this season — tied for lowest in MLB; League Avg: 42%.

The Royals have won just 7% of road games in which their opponents scored first this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: 26%.

Opponents have a groundball rate of just 41% against Twins pitchers this season — 3rd lowest in MLB; League Avg: 43%.

Opponents have a groundball rate of just 41% against Twins pitchers since the start of last season — tied for 3rd lowest in MLB; League Avg: 43%.

Twins pitchers have a strikeout rate of 27% over the last 14 days (11 games) — 2nd best in MLB; League Avg: 22%.

Opponents have a groundball rate of just 41% against Twins pitchers since the start of 2020 — 3rd lowest in MLB; League Avg: 43%.

Twins vs. Royals Injuries Tonight That May Affect Prop Bets 

  • Kyle Garlick (Twins): Ribcage, D10
  • Jorge Polanco (Twins): Knee, Day-to-Day
  • Daniel Coulombe (Twins): Hip, D60
  • Jhon Romero (Twins): Biceps, D60
  • Randy Dobnak (Twins): Finger, D60
  • Alexander Kirilloff (Twins): Wrist, D10
  • Miguel Sanó (Twins): Knee, D60
  • Royce Lewis (Twins): Knee, D60
  • Tyler Mahle (Twins): Shoulder, Day-to-Day
  • Kenta Maeda (Twins): Elbow, D60
  • Trevor Larnach (Twins): Core, D10
  • John Ober (Twins): Groin, D60
  • Christopher Paddack (Twins): Elbow, D60
  • Jorge Alcala (Twins): Elbow, D60
  • Cody Stashak (Twins): Shoulder, D60
  • Ryan Jeffers (Twins): Thumb, D10
  • Taylor Clarke (Royals): Oblique, D15
  • Angel Zerpa (Royals): Knee, D60
  • Raúl Mondesi (Royals): Knee, D60
  • Jacob Brentz (Royals): Flexor, D60
  • Tyler Zuber (Royals): Shoulder, D60
  • Edward Olivares (Royals): Quad, D60

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