Royals Vs Twins: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 22, 2022

Written By Staff on May 22, 2022

The Minnesota Twins (24-16) have a 2-0 series lead and will look to sweep the Kansas City Royals (14-25) on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium, at 2:10 PM ET. Kansas City’s (-118 to win) Brady Singer and Minnesota’s (+100) Bailey Ober will start this matchup.

The betting facts in this article reflect odds as of May 22, 2022 at 1:25 PM ET.

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Royals vs Twins Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Singer (KC) Pitcher Ober (MIN)
1 – 0 W/L 1 – 1
12.2 IP 19.2
2.84 ERA 2.75
0.947 WHIP 1.220
10.7 K/9 7.3
0.7 BB/9 2.3

Royals Probable Starter Brady Singer

  • The Royals are sending Singer (1-0) to the mound to make his second start of the season.
  • His most recent appearance came on Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox, when the righty tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings while giving up four hits.
  • He has a 2.84 ERA and 10.7 strikeouts per nine innings over his four appearances this season.
  • He meets a Twins offense that ranks 13th in the league with 171 runs while batting .240 as a unit. It has a collective .389 slugging percentage (12th in MLB play) and has hit a total of 40 home runs (13th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 22, 2022 at 1:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Twins Probable Starter Bailey Ober

  • The Twins’ Ober (1-1) will make his fifth start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Thursday, April 28, when he threw 3 2/3 innings against the Detroit Tigers, giving up one earned run.
  • The 26-year-old has an ERA of 2.75 and 7.3 strikeouts per nine innings in four games this season.
  • He has earned a quality start one time in four starts this season.
  • The Royals have scored 139 runs this season, which ranks 26th in MLB. They have 304 hits, 19th in baseball, with 28 home runs (27th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 22, 2022 at 1:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Betting Trends

  • The Royals are 3-3 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 50% of those games).
  • When it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -118 or shorter, Kansas City has a 2-3 record (winning 40% of its games).
  • The implied moneyline probablility in this matchup gives the Royals a 54.1% chance to win.
  • In the 39 games oddsmakers have set an over/under for Kansas City, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 19 times (19-18-2).
  • The Royals have put together a 17-22-0 record ATS this season (covering 43.6% of the time).
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Twins Betting Trends

  • The Twins have entered the game as underdogs 15 times this season and won six, or 40%, of those games.
  • This season, Minnesota has won four of its 13 games, or 30.8%, when they’re the underdog by at least +100 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 50% chance of a victory for the Twins.
  • So far this season, Minnesota and its opponents have hit the over in 17 of their 40 games with a total.
  • The Twins have an ATS record of 19-21-0 in 40 games with a spread this season.

Royals Players to Watch

  • Andrew Benintendi has racked up an on-base percentage of .377 and a slugging percentage of .415. Both lead the Royals. Overall, he’s hitting .317 with four doubles, two triples, two home runs and 14 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters, Benintendi ranks 11th in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 21st and he is 72nd in slugging.
  • Benintendi enters this game on a five-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .381 with two doubles, a walk and an RBI.
  • Whit Merrifield has six doubles, two home runs and nine walks while batting .201.
  • Among qualified hitters, Merrifield’s batting average ranks 145th, his on-base percentage ranks 166th, and he is 160th in the league in slugging.
  • Hunter Dozier is batting .280 with eight doubles, two triples, four home runs and eight walks. He has 37 hits, a team-best for the Royals.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. is hitting .215 with nine doubles, two triples, four home runs and seven walks.

Royals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 159 .201 16 2 17 .237 .514
Bobby Witt Jr. 144 .215 18 4 16 .260 .649
Andrew Benintendi 142 .317 12 2 17 .377 .792
Hunter Dozier 132 .280 16 4 11 .326 .788
Nicky Lopez 122 .213 12 0 5 .299 .553
Carlos Santana 89 .135 8 2 7 .294 .541
Kyle Isbel 50 .280 6 0 3 .288 .648
Emmanuel Rivera 47 .255 9 3 9 .300 .874
MJ Melendez 46 .261 4 2 4 .320 .777
Ryan O’Hearn 36 .167 2 1 5 .225 .475

Twins Players to Watch

  • Byron Buxton has been key for Minnesota with 23 hits, an OBP of .313 plus a slugging percentage of .604.
  • Luis Arraez has an OPS of .832, fueled by an OBP of .430 and a team-best slugging percentage of .402 this season.
  • Max Kepler leads Minnesota with 31 hits and an OBP of .356 this season.
  • Jorge Polanco has been key for Minnesota with 31 hits, an OBP of .317 plus a slugging percentage of .357.

Twins Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jorge Polanco 143 .217 15 4 23 .317 .674
Max Kepler 123 .252 15 5 17 .356 .771
Gio Urshela 114 .228 16 3 12 .298 .631
Gary Sánchez 109 .229 9 4 19 .300 .759
Carlos Correa 107 .271 15 2 14 .339 .732
Luis Arraez 102 .324 15 1 11 .430 .832
Byron Buxton 101 .228 24 11 20 .313 .917
Ryan Jeffers 90 .211 12 3 11 .290 .657
Nick Gordon 73 .247 8 0 2 .286 .587
Gilberto Celestino 62 .355 9 0 3 .420 .839

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