Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds & Game Analysis | September 15


By Claudio Fortuna | September 15, 2022 12:28 PM

The Kansas City Royals visit the Minnesota Twins at Target Field, taking the field at 7:40pm ET on Thursday September 15th, 7:40pm ET. The Kansas City Royals are 1.5-run underdogs in the game, and the Over/Under is set at 8.5 runs.

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the Major League Baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins.

Minnesota and Kansas City Betting Info

  • Six of the Twins’ last seven night games against American League opponents have gone OVER the total runs line.
  • The Twins have won each of their last six games against the Royals.

Kansas City Royals Stats

Season Stats
Team Batting AVG .241
Team OBP .305
AVG Runs Scored 3.9
Team ERA 4.72
Team WHIP 1.48
Starters ERA 4.77
Starters WHIP 1.46

Key Players for Kansas City

  • Scott Barlow: 2.46 ERA, 8.87 K/9, 1.00 WHIP
  • Carlos Hernández: 7.88 ERA, 5.25 K/9, 1.85 WHIP
  • Jonathan Heasley: 5.51 ERA, 6.28 K/9, 1.57 WHIP
  • Mervyl Melendez: .219 Batting Avg, .318 OBP, .388 SLG, .706 OPS, 44 Runs
  • Nicholas Pratto: .188 Batting Avg, .277 OBP, .396 SLG, .673 OPS, 18 Runs
  • Nicholas Lopez: .237 Batting Avg, .291 OBP, .285 SLG, .576 OPS, 50 Runs
  • Robert Witt Jr.: .249 Batting Avg, .292 OBP, .442 SLG, .734 OPS, 72 Runs
  • Michael Massey: .263 Batting Avg, .346 OBP, .395 SLG, .741 OPS, 10 Runs
  • Vincent Pasquantino: .251 Batting Avg, .340 OBP, .417 SLG, .757 OPS, 18 Runs
  • Michael A. Taylor: .267 Batting Avg, .330 OBP, .381 SLG, .711 OPS, 46 Runs
  • Salvador Perez: .242 Batting Avg, .279 OBP, .451 SLG, .730 OPS, 41 Runs
  • Drew Waters: .182 Batting Avg, .286 OBP, .309 SLG, .595 OPS, 6 Runs

Minnesota Twins Stats

Season Stats
Team Batting AVG .249
Team OBP .319
AVG Runs Scored 4.4
Team ERA 4.00
Team WHIP 1.25
Starters ERA 4.09
Starters WHIP 1.22

Key Players for Minnesota

  • Jorge López: 4.11 ERA, 7.05 K/9, 1.76 WHIP
  • Aaron Sanchez: 3.86 ERA, 8.57 K/9, 1.24 WHIP
  • Jharel Cotton: 2.83 ERA, 7.97 K/9, 1.11 WHIP
  • Jose Miranda: .277 Batting Avg, .336 OBP, .455 SLG, .791 OPS, 38 Runs
  • Nicholas Gordon: .277 Batting Avg, .321 OBP, .425 SLG, .746 OPS, 37 Runs
  • Sandy León: .167 Batting Avg, .273 OBP, .229 SLG, .502 OPS, 6 Runs
  • Gilberto Celestino: .245 Batting Avg, .314 OBP, .311 SLG, .625 OPS, 26 Runs
  • Giovanny Urshela: .271 Batting Avg, .320 OBP, .425 SLG, .745 OPS, 49 Runs
  • Kyle Garlick: .238 Batting Avg, .289 OBP, .442 SLG, .731 OPS, 23 Runs
  • Maximilian Kepler: .227 Batting Avg, .318 OBP, .348 SLG, .666 OPS, 54 Runs
  • Luis Arraez: .320 Batting Avg, .380 OBP, .433 SLG, .813 OPS, 79 Runs
  • Carlos Correa: .282 Batting Avg, .358 OBP, .465 SLG, .823 OPS, 62 Runs

In the last 5 matchups between the Twins and Royals, the Twins won five times and the Royals won none. Their most recent matchup on September 14, 2022 ended 4-0 with the Minnesota Twins taking the win.

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