Twins Vs Royals: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – May 26, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on May 26, 2022

A pair of the league’s top hitters face off when the Minnesota Twins (27-17) and Kansas City Royals (14-28) play at 7:40 PM ET on Thursday, at Target Field. Luis Arraez has a .347 batting average (fourth in league) for the Twins, while Andrew Benintendi ranks eighth at .327. Devin Smeltzer pitches for Minnesota (-180 to win) while Kansas City (+152) will answer with Daniel Lynch.

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Twins vs Royals Betting Lines

Twins Betting Insights

  • This season, the Twins have been favored 28 times and won 20, or 71.4%, of those games.
  • Minnesota has entered six games this season favored by -180 or more and is 5-1 in those contests.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Twins, based on the moneyline, is 64.3%.
  • Minnesota’s games have gone over the total in 19 of their 44 chances.
  • The Twins are 20-24-0 ATS in their 44 games with a spread this season.

Twins Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 8-2
Runs Per Game 5.3
HR 8
ERA 3.00
K/9 8.10

Royals Betting Insights

  • The Royals have been victorious in 11, or 31.4%, of the 35 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season.
  • This season, Kansas City has been a moneyline underdog of -180 or better six times, losing every contest.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Royals have a 39.7% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Kansas City and their opponents have hit the over in 22 of their 42 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season.
  • The Royals have an against the spread record of 18-24-0 in 42 games with a line this season.

Royals Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 2-8
Runs Per Game 3.8
HR 11
ERA 5.66
K/9 7.38

Royals Probable Pitcher – Daniel Lynch

  • Lynch (2-3 with a 4.01 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 33 2/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Royals, his eighth of the season.
  • In his most recent appearance on Saturday against the Minnesota Twins, the left-hander threw three innings, giving up four earned runs while surrendering five hits.
  • Lynch has pitched five or more innings in a game five times this year heading into this game.
  • The Royals have a 3-4 record in Lynch’s seven starts this season when they were the underdog on the moneyline.
  • Lynch’s team has won three of his seven starts.
  • Lynch has had seven starts that sportsbooks set a total for this season, and four of those matchups finished over the total.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 26, 2022 at 7:12 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Royals Relief Pitchers

Name Relief App. IP K/9 H/9 HR/9 ERA
Collin Snider 20 16.1 6.6 19.0 1.0 5.51
Josh Staumont 18 16.2 13.0 9.6 0.6 4.32
Scott Barlow 17 19.0 8.1 7.3 1.7 1.89
Taylor Clarke 17 15.1 7.0 15.9 2.8 6.46
Amir Garrett 16 13.2 10.5 4.0 0.0 4.61

Twins Probable Pitcher – Devin Smeltzer

  • Smeltzer has a record of 2-0-0 ATS in two starts with a spread this season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Saturday, when he threw five innings, giving up one earned run while allowing five hits against the Kansas City Royals.
  • Smeltzer has two starts in a row of five innings or more.
  • Smeltzer’s team won his only start as a favorite this season.
  • Smeltzer’s team is 1-1 when he starts this season.
  • In the two games with a total started by Smeltzer this season, the teams hit the over once.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 26, 2022 at 7:12 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Twins Relief Pitchers

Name Relief App. IP Ks ERA Holds Saves
Caleb Thielbar 19 17.0 20 5.82 4 0
Joe Smith 18 14.2 11 0.61 9 0
Tyler Duffey 17 17.1 16 3.63 6 1
Jhoan Duran 16 21.1 31 2.53 4 4
Emilio Pagán 15 15.2 21 2.30 1 6

Twins Hitting Trends

  • The Twins are 9-2 this season in games when they send out two or more home runs.
  • The Twins have won each of the seven games this season when they have collected at least five extra-base hits.
  • The team is 20-5 in the games this season it has collected eight or more hits.
  • The Twins won each of the 17 games this season that they scored at least five runs.
  • The Twins have won each of the nine games this season when they have drawn five or more walks.

Royals Hitting Trends

  • They are 4-4 this season when they hit two or more home runs in a game.
  • They have gone 2-1 this season when collecting five or more extra-base hits as a team.
  • They have a record of 8-12 this season when collecting eight or more base hits in a game.
  • They have a 8-6 record this season when scoring five or more runs in a game.
  • In seven games this season with five or more walks drawn, they’ve posted a record of 3-4

Twins vs. Royals Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Royals (+152)

Over/Under Pick: Over (8)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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