Monday, April 20, 2015
Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City
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Probable Pitchers: (R) Gibson, K (1-1) vs. (R) Volquez, E (1-1)
The Minnesota Twins take on the Kansas City Royals on Monday at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.
The Twins are 10-21 in their last 31 vs. a team with a winning record and are 19-41 in their last 60 during game 1 of a series. Minnesota is 16-35 in their last 51 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600 and are 37-90 in their last 127 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15. The under is 5-1 in the Twins last 6 games vs. a right-handed starter and is 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
The Royals are 4-1 in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400 and are 4-1 in their last 5 home games. Kansas City is 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30 and are 17-5 in their last 22 games vs. a right-handed starter. The over is 12-4-1 in the Royals last 17 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30 and is 5-2 in their last 7 overall.
In head to head matchups, the Twins are 4-0 in Kyle Gibson's last 4 starts vs. the Royals but they are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Kansas City.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 5-6-0 against the over/under
The run differential for the Minnesota Twins is -2.3
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 7-4-0 against the over/under
The run differential for the Kansas City Royals is 2.4
Injuries to Watch
04/17/15 P Brian Duensing Side 15-day DL (4/16)
04/10/15 P Ricky Nolasco Elbow 15-day DL (4/9)
04/04/15 P Ervin Santana Suspension expected to miss 80 games
Kansas City Royals
04/19/15 SS Alcides Escobar Knee is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Oakland Athletics
04/19/15 C Salvador Perez Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Oakland Athletics
04/18/15 P Greg Holland Pectoral 15-day DL (4/17)
04/15/15 RF Alex Rios Hand 15-day DL (4/14)
04/06/15 P Luke Hochevar Elbow 15-day DL (4/6)
04/06/15 P Tim Collins Elbow 15-day DL (4/6)
04/04/15 P Kris Medlen Elbow 60-day DL (3/07)
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota
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