Twins Vs Royals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 29, 2022

Written By Staff on May 28, 2022

Luis Arraez leads the Minnesota Twins (28-19) into a matchup against Andrew Benintendi and the Kansas City Royals (16-29) on Sunday at 2:10 PM ET at Target Field. Arraez is hitting .359, the second-best batting average in the league, for the Twins, while Benintendi is ninth at .323 for the Royals. Minnesota’s (-192 to win) Sonny Gray and Kansas City’s (+161) Zack Greinke will start this matchup.

The betting trends in the following article reflect odds as of May 29, 2022 at 1:25 PM ET.

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Twins vs Royals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Gray (MIN) Pitcher Greinke (KC)
2 – 1 W/L 0 – 3
27.2 IP 47.2
2.60 ERA 4.53
1.120 WHIP 1.301
11.4 K/9 4.3
3.3 BB/9 1.5

Twins Probable Starter Sonny Gray

  • Gray gets the start for the Twins, his seventh of the season. He is 2-1 with a 2.60 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 27 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Tuesday against the Detroit Tigers, when he threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings while giving up four hits.
  • In six games this season, the 32-year-old has put up an ERA of 2.60, with 11.4 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • Gray is looking to extend a second-game quality start streak in this game.
  • The opposing Royals offense has a collective .237 batting average, and is 15th in the league with 363 total hits and 26th in MLB play with 173 runs scored. It has the 22nd-ranked slugging percentage (.366) and ranks 26th in home runs (34) in all of MLB.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 29, 2022 at 1:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Stats vs Gray

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Carlos Santana 26 .192 5 0 0 .323 .515
Salvador Perez 17 .176 3 0 2 .176 .411
Andrew Benintendi 14 .429 6 1 3 .429 1.072
Whit Merrifield 9 .000 0 0 0 .100 .100
Hunter Dozier 6 .500 3 0 0 .500 1.000
Nicky Lopez 2 .500 1 0 0 .667 1.167
Ryan O’Hearn 2 .500 1 0 0 .667 1.167

Royals Probable Starter Zack Greinke

  • The Royals’ Greinke (0-3) will make his 10th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up seven earned runs and allowed five hits in 3 2/3 innings pitched against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
  • The 38-year-old has an ERA of 4.53, a 2.875 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.301 in nine games this season.
  • In nine starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in two of them.
  • The Twins are batting .248 this season, eighth in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .392 (13th in the league) with 46 home runs.
  • Among qualified pitchers this year, the 38-year-old’s 4.53 ERA ranks 49th, 1.301 WHIP ranks 44th, and 4.3 K/9 ranks 58th.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 29, 2022 at 1:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Twins Stats vs Greinke

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Carlos Correa 15 .133 2 0 1 .133 .266
Gio Urshela 12 .417 5 0 0 .462 .962
Luis Arraez 7 .143 1 0 1 .143 .286
Byron Buxton 7 .286 2 0 0 .286 .572
Gary Sánchez 7 .286 2 0 0 .286 .715
Max Kepler 7 .429 3 0 3 .600 1.029
Jorge Polanco 7 .286 2 0 0 .286 .715
Ryan Jeffers 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Kyle Garlick 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Nick Gordon 2 1.000 2 0 0 1.000 2.000

Twins Betting Trends

  • The Twins have won 67.7% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (21-10).
  • When it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -192 or shorter, Minnesota has gone 4-1 (80%).
  • The implied moneyline probablility for this matchup gives the Twins a 65.8% chance to win.
  • Minnesota has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 47 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 21 of those games (21-24-2).
  • The Twins have put together a 21-26-0 record against the spread this season.
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Royals Betting Trends

  • The Royals have entered the game as underdogs 38 times this season and won 13, or 34.2%, of those games.
  • Kansas City has not won as an underdog of +161 or more on the moneyline this season in five such games.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 38.3% chance of a victory for the Royals.
  • Games involving Kansas City have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 24 of 45 chances this season.
  • The Royals are 20-25-0 against the spread this season.

Twins Players to Watch

  • Max Kepler has totaled 36 hits, a team-best for the Twins. He’s batting .247 with six doubles, a triple, six home runs and 22 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB, Kepler ranks 80th in batting average, 41st in on-base percentage, and 61st in slugging.
  • Arraez leads his team with a .455 OBP, and has a club-leading .420 slugging percentage. He has five doubles, a home run and 22 walks while batting .359.
  • Arraez’s batting average ranks second among qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks first, and he is 68th in the league in slugging.
  • Arraez has hit safely in eight straight games. In his last 10 games he is batting .475 with two doubles, seven walks and five RBI.
  • Jorge Polanco is batting .226 with eight doubles, five home runs and 25 walks.
  • Byron Buxton is batting .202 with six doubles, 11 home runs and 10 walks.

Twins Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Jorge Polanco 159 .226 20 5 26 .328 .699
Max Kepler 146 .247 21 6 22 .353 .778
Gio Urshela 139 .259 17 3 17 .323 .668
Carlos Correa 135 .289 17 3 16 .356 .778
Gary Sánchez 132 .227 11 4 21 .295 .712
Luis Arraez 131 .359 21 1 12 .455 .875
Byron Buxton 124 .202 24 11 20 .275 .791
Ryan Jeffers 103 .204 12 3 14 .293 .633
Nick Gordon 93 .258 9 0 5 .289 .622
Trevor Larnach 83 .277 16 2 11 .354 .800

Royals Players to Watch

  • Bobby Witt Jr. leads Kansas City with 41 hits, batting .246 this season with 22 extra-base hits.
  • Among all qualifying batters, Witt is 87th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 143rd, and he is 31st in slugging percentage.
  • Benintendi has a slash line of .323/.396/.421 this season and a team-best OPS of .817.
  • Among all qualifying hitters, Benintendi ranks ninth in batting average, 10th in on-base percentage and 66th in slugging percentage.
  • Whit Merrifield is batting .216 with a .314 slugging percentage and 22 RBI this year.
  • Hunter Dozier has been key for Kansas City with 44 hits, an OBP of .337 plus a slugging percentage of .462.

Royals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 185 .216 22 3 22 .257 .571
Bobby Witt Jr. 167 .246 23 6 24 .282 .749
Andrew Benintendi 164 .323 15 2 18 .396 .817
Hunter Dozier 156 .282 21 5 16 .337 .799
Nicky Lopez 146 .212 15 0 6 .294 .541
Salvador Pérez 140 .200 14 6 16 .238 .624
Carlos Santana 113 .159 9 2 10 .296 .553
MJ Melendez 70 .229 8 4 8 .299 .756
Emmanuel Rivera 66 .242 12 3 11 .306 .791
Ryan O’Hearn 46 .196 4 1 5 .255 .516

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