Thursday's forecast in Minneapolis calls for clear skies and temperatures in the mid to upper 50s. First pitch from Target Field is set for 1:10 PM ET. BSN is carrying this game on TV.

The Twins are the slight money line favorite today, as they are at -126 compared to the Royals at +106. The over/under line is currently at 7.5 runs, and Chris Paddack will be starting for the Twins, while the Royals are going with Brady Singer. Kansas City is currently 2nd in the AL Central, while the Twins are 3rd.


The Pick: Minnesota Twins Moneyline -126

This game will be played at Target Field at 1:10 ET on Thursday, May 30th.


  • 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

Thanks to a four-run 3rd inning for the Royals' offense, they cruised to a 6-1 win over the Twins in the most recent game of this series. Heading into the game, the Royals were at +111 on the money line.

The starting pitching matchup for this game featured Seth Lugo for the Royals, and he went six innings while giving up just one run and picked up a win. Bailey Ober got the start for the Twins, going five innings and giving up six runs.

Kansas City got a huge performance from Nelson Velazquez, as he went 2/4 with two homers and three RBIs. Both Salvador Perez and Bobby Witt Jr. each drove in two for the Royals' offense.

Royals Records & Stats

Kansas City is 35-22 overall this season, and they are 2nd in the AL Central, 2.5 games behind the Guardians for the division lead. The Royals will be on the road today, taking on the Twins, who are 6.5 games out of first place in the division.

So far, the Royals have been good against other AL Central teams, going 12-7 in divisional games. At home, the Royals have gone 21-8 and are an even 14-14 on the road. Kansas City has won three straight series, and their overall series record is 10-7 this year.

When the Royals win, they tend to win big, with an average run margin of 4.1 runs per game. Their run line record is 37-20 overall, and they are 20-9 at home. They are 17-11 vs. the run line on the road, and they have covered the run line in two straight games as the underdog. Their average run margin on the road is +0.7 runs per game, and their overall average run margin is +1.4 runs per game.

The Kansas City Royals are on the road today against the Minnesota Twins. The over/under line for the game is set at 7.5 runs. The Royals have played 55 games this season, with 43 of them having over/under lines set higher than 7.5 runs. Their games have averaged 8.3 runs per game. Their over/under record for the season is 23-32, and their record when the line is set at 7.5 runs is 2-7. Their games have had an average over/under line of 8 runs per game. Currently, they are on a two-game under streak.

Brady Singer gets the start for the Royals today as he faces the Twins on the road. Through 11 starts, Singer has a record of 4-2 and an ERA of 2.63. He most recently faced the Rays, where he finished with a no-decision, giving up one earned run in five innings of work. Before that outing, he had given up at least one homer in three straight starts. So far, Singer has made four starts on the road and has a record of 0-1 with a 3.60 ERA. At home, he is 4-1 with a 2.20 ERA.

Salvador Perez has been one of the best hitters in the MLB this season, coming into the game with a batting average of .325 and 10 home runs, which is 9th in the league. He also leads the Royals with 41 RBIs. Perez is currently on a five-game hitting streak. Bobby Witt Jr. is also having a strong season, batting .307 with nine homers and 37 RBIs.

As a team, the Royals are 6th in the league in scoring at 4.8 runs per game. At home, they have been even better, averaging 5.5 runs per game. Overall, they are one of the top home run hitting teams in the league and have the 6th best team batting average in the league.

Twins Records & Stats

Minnesota is 30-25 overall and 3rd in the AL Central, trailing the Guardians by 6.5 games. So far, they have gone 14-11 against other teams in the AL Central. The Twins are coming off a win in their most recent game and are 6-4 across their last 10.

At home, the Twins have gone 15-13 this season, and they are 15-12 on the road. As the favorite, Minnesota is 24-13 this year and 6-12 as the underdog. So far, they have put together a series record of 9-6-2, and they have won two straight series.

Minnesota has been a solid run line team overall this season, but they have been better on the road than at home. The Twins are 26-29 overall, but they are 15-12 on the road compared to 11-17 at home. They have been favored in 37 games and have a run line record of 17-20 in those games. They have been underdogs in 18 games and have a run line record of 9-9 in those games.

The over/under line for the Minnesota Twins' game against the Kansas City Royals is set at 7.5 runs. The Twins have an over/under record of 24-29 this season, and their games have averaged 8.7 runs per game. When the over/under line is set at 7.5 runs, their record is 7-7. The over/under line has been set at 7.5 runs in 60.0% of their games this season, and their games have gone under the total in their last two contests.

Right-hander Chris Paddack gets the start for the Twins today as he faces the Royals at home. So far this season, he has made 10 starts and has a record of 4-2 with an ERA of 4.39. Paddack's WHIP for the season is currently 1.39. Looking back at his last outing, Paddack finished with a no-decision after giving up two earned runs in five innings of work. He only gave up one homer in that outing. Paddack has made three quality starts this year and is averaging 8.13 strikeouts per nine innings.

Minnesota's offense has been a little better on the road this season, averaging 5.1 runs per game compared to 3.7 runs per game at home. Overall, they are averaging 4.4 runs per contest, which is 12th in the league. As a team, they are batting just .233 and have a collective on-base percentage of .305.

Ryan Jeffers has been one of the Twins' top power threats this season, as his 10 home runs are 9th in the league. He also comes into the game with a team-high 33 RBIs. Jeffers is hitting .247 for the season. Willi Castro and Edouard Julien have also hit seven homers this season, but they are batting just .258 and .207, respectively. Over his last four games, Alex Kirilloff has gone 4/11 with a home run and four RBIs.