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Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals

March 30, 2024

The Minnesota Twins (1-0) battle against the Kansas City Royals (0-1) for the second matchup of this three-game series on Saturday, March 30, at 4:10 PM ET at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Twins are slight favorites with a moneyline at -125.

Minnesota Twins Betting Preview

The Twins had an excellent start to the season when they defeated the White Sox 4-1. They have the roster to capitalize on another opportunity here, assuming they can remain consistent. Can they provide another excellent pitching performance? 

They capped off the American League Central as winners last season with an 87-75 record. Being in one of the weaker divisions has its perks if you can manage to stay above .500, which they were the only team to do so in this division.

The Twins came out swinging pretty good for the opener, with a batting average of .270. In those four runs, they accumulated ten hits. Their on-base percentage was also appealing, at .357, along with a slugging percentage of .378.

This shows they meant business to start the season, and they wasted no time getting their offense going. On top of that, their defense seemed solid, and we could keep their opponent at bay from having an impact.

Kansas City Royals Betting Preview

The Royals did not have great spring training results, which gave them negative momentum, but they might have an opportunity to improve upon last season. Did they make enough adjustments this off-season, or is this another bust of a season?

They came in last in the division and arguably one of the worst teams in the league last season. They finished with a 56-106 record and had no shot at a playoff run about 30 games into the season.

Their offense might struggle again this year, especially after putting up a .161 batting average. They only landed five hits and had an on-base percentage of .188, which shows how slow their offense was at trying to move runners into scoring position.

Their slugging percentage was solid, as they had it at .323. If they can find opportunities to put runners in those positions and be more consistent on the mound, they can win.

Odds, Series Trends, and Free Pick

MyBookie has the latest MLB odds available, showing that the Minnesota Twins are slightly favored to find success in game two. According to market insights, they currently boast a 50.6 percent chance of success.

The Twins came out strong and showed no signs of troubling issues. Unless the Royals come through here, they will likely have another good game. Look for the Twins to win by a few runs again.

Final Pick: Minnesota Twins -125