Twins Vs Royals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 28, 2022

Written By Staff on May 28, 2022

Luis Arraez leads the Minnesota Twins (28-18) into a matchup with Andrew Benintendi and the Kansas City Royals (15-29) on Saturday at 2:10 PM ET at Target Field. Arraez is batting .349, the fourth-best batting average in the league, for the Twins, and Benintendi ranks 10th at .321 for the Royals. Minnesota (-161 to win) has Chris Archer starting, while Kansas City (+138) will counter with Brady Singer.

The betting insights in the article below are based off odds valid as of May 28, 2022 at 1:24 PM ET.

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Twins vs Royals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Archer (MIN) Pitcher Singer (KC)
0 – 1 W/L 1 – 0
30.1 IP 19.2
3.86 ERA 1.83
1.385 WHIP 0.966
8.3 K/9 8.2
4.7 BB/9 1.8

Twins Probable Starter Chris Archer

  • Archer (0-1 with a 3.86 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 30 1/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Twins, his ninth of the season.
  • The righty last appeared on Monday against the Detroit Tigers, when he went 4 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run while giving up three hits.
  • In eight games this season, the 33-year-old has an ERA of 3.86, with 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • Archer has not registered a quality start yet this season.
  • The opposing Royals offense has the 22nd-ranked slugging percentage (.364) and ranks 26th in MLB play with 34 home runs. It has a collective .236 batting average, and is 16th in MLB with 352 total hits and 26th in MLB action scoring 166 runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 28, 2022 at 1:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Stats vs Archer

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Carlos Santana 20 .350 7 0 3 .480 .930
Andrew Benintendi 17 .294 5 0 2 .400 .753
Whit Merrifield 9 .333 3 0 0 .400 .956
Hunter Dozier 5 .400 2 0 0 .400 .800
Ryan O’Hearn 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Bobby Witt Jr. 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Nicky Lopez 2 .500 1 0 1 .667 1.667

Royals Probable Starter Brady Singer

  • Singer heads to the mound for the Royals to make his third start of the season, seeking his second win.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Sunday, when he threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings while allowing four hits against the Minnesota Twins.
  • He has an ERA of 1.83, a 4.5 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of .966 in five games this season.
  • If he completes six or more innings with three or fewer earned runs allowed, he’ll earn his third quality start in a row.
  • The Twins rank 11th in MLB with 199 runs scored this season. They have a .247 batting average this campaign with 45 home runs (14th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 28, 2022 at 1:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Twins Stats vs Singer

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jorge Polanco 18 .389 7 2 5 .450 1.172
Luis Arraez 16 .375 6 0 1 .412 .850
Max Kepler 14 .286 4 2 4 .412 1.269
Nick Gordon 8 .375 3 1 1 .444 1.444
Byron Buxton 8 .500 4 1 1 .500 1.375
Trevor Larnach 7 .429 3 0 3 .500 .929
Carlos Correa 6 .500 3 0 2 .500 1.167
Kyle Garlick 5 .200 1 0 0 .333 .533
Ryan Jeffers 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jose Miranda 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Twins Betting Trends

  • The Twins have been favored on the moneyline 30 total times this season. They’ve gone 21-9 in those games.
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -161 or shorter, Minnesota has a 10-2 record (winning 83.3% of its games).
  • The implied moneyline probablility for this matchup gives the Twins a 61.7% chance to win.
  • Minnesota has played in 46 games with an over/under set, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 20 times (20-24-2).
  • The Twins have collected a 21-25-0 record ATS this season.
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Royals Betting Trends

  • This season, the Royals have won 12 out of the 37 games, or 32.4%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • This season, Kansas City has won three of its 14 games, or 21.4%, when they’re the underdog by at least +138 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 42% chance of a victory for the Royals.
  • Kansas City and its opponents have hit the over in 23 of their 44 games with a total this season.
  • In 44 games with a spread this season, the Royals are 19-25-0 ATS.

Twins Players to Watch

  • Max Kepler has totaled 36 hits, a team-best for the Twins. He’s batting .250 with six doubles, a triple, six home runs and 22 walks.
  • Among the qualified batters, Kepler ranks 81st in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 36th and he is 59th in slugging.
  • Arraez paces his team with a .450 on-base percentage, and has a club-high .413 slugging percentage. He has five doubles, a home run and 22 walks while batting .349.
  • Among the qualified hitters, Arraez ranks fourth in batting average, first in on-base percentage, and 77th in slugging.
  • Arraez heads into this game on a seven-game hitting streak. During his last 10 games he is hitting .421 with two doubles, nine walks and five RBI.
  • Jorge Polanco has eight doubles, five home runs and 24 walks while batting .232.
  • Byron Buxton has five doubles, 11 home runs and 10 walks while batting .202.

Twins Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jorge Polanco 155 .232 20 5 26 .331 .712
Max Kepler 144 .250 21 6 22 .357 .788
Gio Urshela 135 .267 17 3 17 .331 .687
Carlos Correa 130 .277 17 3 16 .347 .762
Gary Sánchez 130 .231 11 4 21 .299 .722
Luis Arraez 126 .349 20 1 12 .450 .863
Byron Buxton 119 .202 24 11 20 .278 .799
Ryan Jeffers 101 .198 12 3 12 .289 .626
Nick Gordon 89 .258 9 0 5 .290 .627
Trevor Larnach 81 .272 15 1 10 .337 .744

Royals Players to Watch

  • Benintendi has an OPS of .811, fueled by an OBP of .396 to go with a slugging percentage of .415. All three of those stats are best among Kansas City hitters this season.
  • Among all qualified hitters in the majors, Benintendi’s batting average ranks 10th, his on-base percentage ranks 10th, and he is 73rd in slugging percentatge.
  • Whit Merrifield is batting .217 with a .311 slugging percentage and 20 RBI this year.
  • Merrifield’s batting average ranks 138th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage puts him 159th, and he is 154th in slugging.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has 38 hits this season and has a slash line of .235/.273/.444.
  • Hunter Dozier has 41 hits, which leads Kansas City hitters this season, while batting .272 with 16 extra-base hits.

Royals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 180 .217 22 3 20 .259 .570
Bobby Witt Jr. 162 .235 22 6 22 .273 .717
Andrew Benintendi 159 .321 13 2 18 .396 .811
Hunter Dozier 151 .272 20 5 14 .329 .786
Nicky Lopez 143 .217 14 0 6 .296 .548
Carlos Santana 110 .164 9 2 10 .298 .562
MJ Melendez 65 .246 8 4 8 .319 .811
Emmanuel Rivera 62 .242 11 3 10 .309 .809
Ryan O’Hearn 46 .196 4 1 5 .255 .516
Dairon Blanco 7 .286 1 0 2 .286 .572

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