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Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals odds, tips and betting trends | May 29

In the final game of a four-game set at Target Field, the Kansas City Royals (16-29) play the Minnesota Twins (28-19), Sunday at 2:10 PM ET.

The Royals are an underdog (+159 on the moneyline) when they take on the Twins (-184). The scheduled starters are Sonny Gray (2-1) for the Minnesota Twins, and Zack Greinke (0-3) for the Kansas City Royals.

The Royals beat the Twins 7-3 yesterday, with Brady Singer getting the win (5.2 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 8 K) and Bobby Witt Jr. leading the way offensively (going 3-for-2 with three doubles and two RBI). Chris Archer (4.0 IP, 3 R, 7 H, 1 K) took the loss for the Twins.

Ahead of the Twins vs. Royals matchup, here is everything you need to get ready for Sunday’s baseball action.

Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals Odds and Betting Lines

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  • Favorite: Twins (-184, bet $184 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Royals (+159, bet $100 to win $159)
  • Over/under: 8.5

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Twins Stats and Trends

Twins Betting Records

  • The Twins have won 21, or 70%, of the 30 games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • Minnesota has a record of 5-1 when favored by -184 or more by bookmakers this season.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Twins, based on the moneyline, is 64.8%.
  • Games involving Minnesota have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 20 of 47 chances this season.
  • The Twins have an ATS record of 22-25-0 in 47 games with a spread this season.

Sonny Gray (Twins Probable Starter)

  • Gray (2-1) will take to the mound for the Twins and make his seventh start of the season.
  • The right-hander allowed four hits in seven scoreless innings pitched against the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday.
  • The 32-year-old has an ERA of 2.60, a 3.5 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.120 in six games this season.
  • He’s going for his third straight quality start.
  • Gray has pitched five or more innings in two straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • The Royals have scored 173 runs this season, which ranks 25th in MLB. They are batting .238 for the campaign with 34 home runs, 26th in the league.

Twins Batting Stats

  • The Twins rank 13th in Major League Baseball with 46 home runs.
  • Fueled by 129 extra-base hits, the Twins rank 12th in MLB with a .393 slugging percentage this season.
  • Minnesota’s .249 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking ninth in MLB.
  • The Twins have scored the 11th-most runs in the league this season with 202 (4.3 per game).
  • Minnesota has an OBP of .328 this season, which ranks fourth in MLB.
  • The Twins are ranked 19th in strikeouts per game (8.3) among MLB offenses.

Royals Stats and Trends

Royals Betting Records

  • The Royals have come away with 15 wins in the 42 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • Kansas City has yet to win this season when listed as an underdog of +159 or worse on the moneyline this season.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Royals have a 38.6% chance of pulling out a win.
  • Kansas City’s games have gone over the total in 24 of their 49 opportunities.
  • The Royals are 21-28-0 against the spread in their 49 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Zack Greinke (Royals Probable Starter)

  • The Royals are sending Greinke (0-3) out to make his 10th start of the season. He is 0-3 with a 4.53 ERA and 23 strikeouts over 47 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent outing on Tuesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the righty threw 3 2/3 innings, allowing seven earned runs while surrendering five hits.
  • In nine games this season, the 38-year-old has an ERA of 4.53, with 4.3 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .286 against him.
  • Greinke is trying to pick up his third quality start of the season.
  • Greinke heads into this game with seven outings of five or more innings pitched this year.
  • The opposing Twins offense has the 12th-ranked slugging percentage (.393) and ranks 13th in home runs hit (46) in all of MLB. They have a collective .249 batting average, and are eighth in the league with 386 total hits and 11th in MLB action scoring 202 runs.
  • Greinke has a 1.80 ERA and a 1.400 WHIP against the Twins this season in five innings pitched, allowing a .333 batting average over one appearance.
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB play this season, the 38-year-old ranks 47th in ERA (4.53), 43rd in WHIP (1.301), and 56th in K/9 (4.3).

Royals Batting Stats

  • The Royals have hit 34 home runs this season, the fifth-lowest total in baseball.
  • This season, the Royals are 22nd in the league, slugging .366.
  • Kansas City has the 13th-ranked batting average in the league (.238).
  • Averaging 3.8 runs per game (173 total), the Royals are the 25th-highest scoring team in MLB action.
  • Kansas City’s .302 on-base percentage is 19th in baseball.
  • Royals batters strike out 7.5 times per game, the fifth-fewest strikeouts in the league.

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