Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals: Best Odds and Preview for October 1, 2021


By BestOdds Analyst | September 30, 2021, 11:50 pm

Miguel Sano is only one hit away from his 100th of the season as his Minnesota Twins (71-88) ready for a matchup with the Kansas City Royals (73-86) on Friday at 8:10 PM ET. The Twins are favored (-130) over the Royals (+110).

Neither team has listed a projected starter.

Best Odds for Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances to win the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the MLB matchup between the Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals.

Twins Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Twins have come away with 39 wins in the 83 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season.
  • Minnesota and their opponents have gone over in 86 of their 158 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Twins rank 16th in the league with 712 total runs scored this season.
  • Minnesota has been favored in four of its past 10 games and won three of those matchups.
  • In their last 10 games with an over/under, the Twins and their opponents have combined to clear the total three times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Byron Buxton 58 .299 .354 .629 18 30 66
Mitch Garver 67 .256 .360 .522 13 33 52
Jorge Polanco 149 .271 .324 .502 32 94 157
Josh Donaldson 132 .248 .351 .472 25 70 111
Miguel Sanó 132 .216 .308 .463 30 72 99
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Royals Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Royals have a 48-64 record in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 42.9% of those games).
  • Kansas City has combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 67 times this season for a 67-82-10 record against the over/under.
  • The Royals are the 24th-highest scoring team in MLB action averaging 4.2 runs per game (672 total).
  • Kansas City played as the moneyline underdog for seven of its last 10 games, and went 3-4 in those matchups.
  • Over their last 10 matchups, the Royals and their opponents combined to go over the total four times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Salvador Pérez 158 .277 .317 .552 48 121 169
Kyle Isbel 26 .274 .338 .438 1 7 20
Andrew Benintendi 131 .275 .320 .441 17 71 134
Nicky Lopez 144 .301 .363 .380 2 43 147
Adalberto Mondesi 31 .235 .273 .461 6 16 27

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