At 7:40 PM ET, the Twins and Royals will face off in an AL Central matchup. This one is being played at Target Field in Minneapolis and the Twins are favored on the money line (-132). The money line odds have the Royals at +112, and the over/under line is at 7.5 runs.

The forecast for Wednesday's matchup calls for clear skies and temperatures in the low 70s. Minnesota is currently on a three-game winning streak, and they are 30-24 overall. The Royals are 34-22 and will be starting Seth Lugo. The Twins are starting Bailey Ober. BSKC has this game on TV, and the money line odds have them at +112 compared to the Twins at -132.


The Pick: Minnesota Twins Moneyline -132

This game will be played at Target Field at 7:40 ET on Wednesday, May 29th.


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

It was a low-scoring game in the most recent game of this Twins vs Royals series. Minnesota went into the matchup as +115 underdogs and squeaked out a 4-2 win. Both teams scored two runs in the first inning, and the Royals could only muster one more run in the 5th inning. As for the Twins, they scored the game's go-ahead run in the 8th, and both offenses went silent after that.

Byron Buxton and Manuel Margot were the only two Twins hitters to have more than one hit. Buxton, Carlos Santana, and Jose Miranda each had two RBIs for Minnesota's offense. As for the Royals, Whit Merrifield went 2/4 with two RBIs.

Simeon Woods Richardson pitched well for the Twins in this one, going five innings and giving up just two hits and two earned runs. He finished the game with four strikeouts but issued two walks. Jhoan Duran got the save. Cole Ragans had a rough outing for the Royals, taking the loss.

Royals Records & Stats

The Royals are 34-22 overall this season, and they are 3.5 games behind the Guardians for the AL Central lead. This season, they have gone 11-7 in divisional games. Kansas City will be looking to snap their three-game losing streak today, as they have dropped the first two games of this series vs. the Twins.

At home, the Royals have been strong, going 21-8 this season. On the road, they are just above .500 at 13-14. As the favorite, the Royals are 18-7 this year, and they are 16-15 when listed as the underdog. Kansas City has an overall series record of 10-7 this season and have won three straight series.

When the Royals are on the road, they are a good bet to cover the run line, as they are 16-11 on the run line away from home. Their average run differential on the road is +0.6 runs per game, and they have covered the run line in 36 of their 56 games overall. They are 15-10 against the run line as the favorite and 21-10 as the underdog.

The Kansas City Royals are on the road today against the Minnesota Twins, with the over/under line set at 7.5 runs. The combined run average for their games this season is 8.3 runs, and their over/under record is 23-31. When the over/under line is set at 7.5 runs, their record is 2-6. Overall, 43 of their games have had over/under lines set higher than 7.5 runs, which accounts for 76.8% of their games this season.

Seth Lugo has been outstanding for the Royals this season, coming into the game with a record of 8-1 and an ERA of 1.74. He has made 11 starts and has a WHIP of .97. Lugo has made nine quality starts this year and is coming off an outing in which he gave up just one earned run in seven innings of work. In that outing vs. the Rays, he gave up two homers. Lugo has won each of his last three starts. Per nine innings, he is averaging 7.59 strikeouts and just 1.87 walks. Lugo has been especially tough on the road, coming in with a record of 5-0 and an ERA of 0.74.

So far this season, the Royals are averaging 4.8 runs per game, which is 6th in the majors. They have been even better at home, averaging 5.5 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting .251, which is 6th in the league, and are also near the top of the league in home runs and slugging percentage. Kansas City has been a tough team to strike out this season, but they are just 20th in walks.

Salvador Perez and Bobby Witt Jr. have been two of the Royals' top offensive performers this season, with Perez leading the team in batting average (.322) and RBIs (39). Witt Jr. is hitting .303 and is 2nd on the team with 36 RBIs. Witt Jr. has been especially hot of late, going 15/42 with four homers in his last 10 games. Maikel Garcia is also swinging a hot bat, hitting .378 in his last 10 games.

Twins Records & Stats

Minnesota is 30-24 overall, and they have won two straight games, and they are 6.5 games behind the Guardians for the AL Central lead. So far, they have gone 14-10 against other teams in the AL Central. The Twins took the first two games of this series vs. the Royals, and the Royals are 3.5 games behind the Guardians in the division.

At home, the Twins are 15-12 this year, and they are also 15-12 on the road. As the favorite, the Twins have gone 24-12, and they are 6-12 as the underdog. Minnesota has won two straight at home, and their overall series record is 9-6-2 this year.

Minnesota has been a solid run line bet this season at 26-28, but the Twins have been a much better play on the road, where they are 15-12 compared to 11-16 at home. Their average run margin is just +0.1 runs per game, and they have been outscored by 0.0 runs per game at home. As the favorite, the Twins are 17-19 on the run line, while they are 9-9 as the underdog.

Minnesota's over/under record for the season is 24-28, and their games have averaged 8.8 runs per game. When the line has been set at 7.5 runs, their over/under record is 7-6, and the average line for their games this season has been set at 8 runs. So far this season, 61.1% of their games have had higher over/under lines than 7.5 runs, and only 14.8% of their games have had lower lines.

Twins starter Bailey Ober has made 10 starts this season and has a record of 5-2. His ERA for the season is 4.33, along with a WHIP of 1.04. Opposing batters are hitting .220 off the right-hander this season. In his 10 appearances, Ober has turned in four quality starts and is averaging 9.35 strikeouts per nine innings. The last time he pitched, Ober picked up the win, going five innings and giving up two earned runs on four hits. Before that, he had given up at least two earned runs in three straight outings.

For the season, the Twins are averaging 4.4 runs per game, which is 11th in the league. They have been a better offensive team on the road, averaging 5.1 runs per game. As a team, they are batting just .233, which is 16th in the league, and their collective on-base percentage of .305 is also below the league average.

Ryan Jeffers has been the Twins' top power threat this season, as his 10 home runs are 8th in the league. Jeffers also leads the team with 33 RBIs. Shortstop Willi Castro and second baseman Edouard Julien are both batting under .220 this season but have four and seven homers, respectively. Alex Kirilloff has gone 5/15 over the Twins' last six games, including two homers.