Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals Game 2, Saturday, Las Vegas Sports Betting, MLB Baseball Odds, Picks and Predictions

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40-38, 2nd in American League Central July 1, 8:35 PM | Grass of Kauffman Stadium 39-39, 3rd in American League Central
Minnesota at Kansas City, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 8:35 PM ET, Saturday, July 1, 2017
Where: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
TV: 8:35 p.m. ET, FSN North (Minnesota), FSN Kansas City
PITCHING MATCHUP: Twins RH Felix Jorge (NR) vs. Royals RH Jason Hammel (4-6, 4.75 ERA)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Minnesota Twins [F. Jorge -R] +1½ -160 +130 Ov 9½ +100
Kansas City Royals [J. Hammel -R] -1½ +140 -140 Un 9½ -120
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Minnesota at Kansas City
Final R H E
MIN 10 14 0
KC 5 10 3

The fans at Royals Stadium will be treated to a game between the Minnesota Twins and the Kansas City Royals when they take their seats on Saturday.

Felix Jorge will be the starting pitcher for the Twins on this day. Right hander Jorge is 0-0 this season with a 0.00 ERA.

Meanwhile, it’ll be Jason Hammel who starts for the Royals. Right hander Hammel is 4-6 with a 4.75 ERA so far this season.

Jorge will be recalled to make his major-league debut after shining at Double-A Chattanooga, going 8-1 with a 3.26 ERA in 14 games while recording 61 strikeouts and 22 walks in 85 2/3 innings. The 23-year-old Dominican went 12-8 with a 2.69 ERA between Single- and Double-A in 2016. “His slider is coming along and his changeup is pretty good,” Chattanooga manager Jake Mauer told MiLB.com of Jorge. “But for me, when he’s really good, it is all about commanding the fastball.”

Hammel is unbeaten in his last six turns but ended a streak of four straight quality starts in a no-decision last time out against Toronto as he permitted two runs over five innings. The 34-year-old South Carolina native walked three against the Blue Jays after issuing one free pass in his previous four outings. Max Kepler (3-for-4, one double) has caused trouble for Hammel, who was 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA in two starts versus Minnesota in April and is 2-2 all-time against the Twins.

Oddsmakers currently have the Royals listed as 140-moneyline favorites versus the Twins, while the game’s total is sitting at 9½.

The Kansas City Royals entered June eight games under .500 and can climb into second place in the American League Central on the first day of July as they host the Minnesota Twins for a day-night doubleheader on Saturday. Eric Hosmer launched a three-run homer as Kansas City took the series opener 8-1 on Friday, moving within one game of the Twins for second in the division and three behind first-place Cleveland.

Hosmer is 8-for-23 during a six-game hitting streak while Mike Moustakas belted his 21st homer Friday as the Royals improved to 17-9 since June 1 and scored eight runs for the second time in three contests. The Twins started their 11-game road trip by sweeping three from Cleveland but have dropped four of five since, giving up a total of 27 runs in the losses. Friday’s setback was just Minnesota’s second in nine contests against Kansas City this season and the team managed just three hits, including Miguel Sano’s run-scoring single that increased his total to 19 RBIs against the Royals in 2017. Joe Mauer went 0-for-3 in the series opener after registering multiple hits in five of his previous eight contests.

Kansas City won its last outing, a 8-1 result against the Twins on June 30. Bettors who backed the Royals at -125 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 8-1 loser as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at -125 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

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Team record: 40-38 SU
Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota’s last 10 games

Kansas City:
Team record: 39-39 SU
Kansas City is 13-5 ATS in its last 18 games
Kansas City is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 5 games

Next up:
Minnesota at Kansas City Sunday, July 2


1. Twins CF Byron Buxton is 2-for-26 against the Royals this season and 1-for-20 in his last seven games overall.

2. Kansas City recalled LHP Eric Skoglund and optioned RHP Jake Junis to Triple-A Omaha.

3. Royals SS Alcides Escobar is 11-for-22 over his last six games, raising his batting average from .201 to .223.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Kansas City Royals  will win outright at -140 and the game will stay under 9½ runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Royals 6, Twins 3 at bovada-logo-top-book.

4.47 RUNS 4.03
5.18 RUNS AGNST 4.42
-0.71 DIFF -0.40
$594 MONEY $422
4.76 TEAM ERA 4.26
8.50 OFF HITS 8.35
3.69 OFF WALKS 2.40
8.37 OFF Ks 7.51
9.23 DEF HITS 8.81
3.47 DEF WALKS 3.28
6.97 DEF Ks 7.67
Buddy Boshers P 15-Day Disabled List
Phil Hughes P 60-day Disabled List
Glen Perkins P 15-Day Disabled List
Trevor May P 15-Day Disabled List
Tommy Milone P 15-Day Disabled List
Danny Santana OF 15-Day Disabled List
Wade Davis P 15-Day Disabled List
Luke Hochevar P 15-Day Disabled List
Tim Collins P 60-Day Disabled List
Kris Medlen P 15-Day Disabled List
Mike Minor P 60-Day Disabled List
Mike Moustakas 3B 15-Day Disabled List
Jason Vargas P 60-Day Disabled List
Minnesota is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games ,
Minnesota is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games ,on the road
Minnesota8-2-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Kansas City
Minnesota is 3-10-1 SU in its last 14 games ,when playing on the road against Kansas City
Kansas City is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games ,
Kansas City13-5-1 SU in its last 19 games
Kansas City4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Kansas City is 2-8-1 SU in its last 11 games ,when playing Minnesota
Kansas City is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games ,when playing at home against Minnesota
Kansas City10-3-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Minnesota’s Overall Scoring vs Kansas City’s Overall Defense 4.5 10 4.4 6
Minnesota’s Away Scoring vs Kansas City’s Home Defense 4.4 10 4.1 3
Minnesota’s Road ERA vs Kansas City’s Home ERA Allowed 3.9 3 3.9 13
Kansas City’s Overall Scoring vs Minnesota’s Overall Defense 4.0 15 5.2 13
Kansas City’s Home Scoring vs Minnesota’s Road Defense 3.9 15 4.1 2
Kansas City’s Home ERA vs Minnesota’s Road ERA Allowed 3.9 3 3.9 11
Twins are the third lowest scoring team in the league at 3.8 runs per game.
Twins are second worst in K’s per game with 8.8.
Twins have the second weakest defence in the league at 4.9 runs per game.
Twins have the worst hits allowed in the league, allowing 9.8 per game.
Twins are the third best in base on balls allowed, allowing 2.8 per game.
Twins trail the league in K’s with 6.1 per game.
Royals have the third-lowest base on balls in the league at 2.6 per game.
Royals strike out less than any team in the league with 6.5 per game.
Royals are the toughest team to score on in the league, allowing just 3.7 runs per game.


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