Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals: Best Odds and Preview for October 3, 2021


By BestOdds Analyst | October 2, 2021, 10:45 pm

The Minnesota Twins (72-89) visit the Kansas City Royals (74-87) at 3:10 PM ET on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium. The Twins are favored (-120) to break the 1-1 tie and take the series over the Royals (+100).

Kansas City has Jackson Kowar expected to start, while Minnesota has not named a starting pitcher.

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 been favorites in 84 games this season and have come away with the win 39 times (46.4%) in those contests.
  • Minnesota’s games have gone over the total in 87 of their 160 opportunities.
  • The Twins have scored the 15th-most runs in the league this season with 722 (4.5 per game).
  • In five games as the favorite over the last 10 matchups, Minnesota has a record of 3-2.
  • When it comes to the total, the Twins and their foes are 3-7 in their last 10 contests.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Byron Buxton 60 .303 .356 .632 18 30 70
Mitch Garver 68 .256 .358 .517 13 34 53
Josh Donaldson 134 .249 .353 .478 26 72 113
Jorge Polanco 150 .269 .323 .498 32 95 157
Miguel Sanó 134 .223 .313 .468 30 74 104
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Royals Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Royals are 49-64 in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 43.4% of those games).
  • Kansas City has played in 161 games with an over/under set, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 68 times (68-83-10).
  • The Royals have the No. 24 offense in baseball scoring 4.2 runs per game (683 total runs).
  • Kansas City went 2-4 across the six games it was the underdog on the moneyline in its last 10 matchups.
  • In their last 10 outings (all had set totals), the Royals combined with their opponents to go over the total four times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Kowar (0-5) gets the starting nod for the Royals in his eighth start of the season. He’s put together an 11.28 ERA in 26 1/3 innings pitched, with 23 strikeouts.
  • The righty last pitched on Monday against the Indians, when he tossed 4 1/3 innings, allowing five earned runs while giving up seven hits.
  • Kowar’s team is 1-6 over his seven starts.
  • Kowar has had seven starts that oddsmakers set a total for this season, and four of those outings finished over the total.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Salvador Pérez 160 .273 .315 .545 48 121 169
Kyle Isbel 26 .274 .338 .438 1 7 20
Andrew Benintendi 133 .276 .325 .443 17 73 136
Adalberto Mondesi 33 .238 .279 .467 6 17 29
Nicky Lopez 146 .299 .365 .378 2 43 148

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