MLB Baseball: Minnesota Twins vs. KC Royals – April 29, 2017

Minnesota Twins

MLB Baseball Matchup at a Glance

  • Where: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Date & Time: April 29, 2017 at 7:15 PM ET
  • M/L Spread: KC -120 | MIN +110
  • Total: O/U 8.5
  • Quick Pick: Minnesota Twins +110 for 2 Units

The Royals and Twins opened up game 1 last night in KC with the Twins winning the game 6-4. The Twins posted 6 runs on 6 hits and a home run by Miguel Sano (6). Kansas City put 7 hits on the board but only converted 4 runs. KC got home runs from Brandon Moss (4) and Sal Perez (6).

The Royals and Twins have already played this year back on April 3, 5 & 6, with the Twins winning all 3 games, sweeping the series in Minnesota. They won by the scores of 5-3, 9-1 and 7-1.

Twins Hope Hughes Continues Success On Road

The Minnesota Twins are 11-11 overall on the year and are 6-4 on the road. The Twins have relied heavily on low scoring games and decent pitching this year playing 12 of their 22 games under the posted total.

The Twins will go with Phil Hughes on the mound tonight. Hughes is 3-1 in 4 games started this year. Hughes has a 4.71 ERA, allowing 11 earned runs and 3 home runs. Hughes has struck out 13 and walked 4 batters this year.

The Twins are 4-0 in Hughes last 4 games on the road. They are also 5-1 in Hughes last 6 starts overall.

Royals Need More Offense Out Of Bats

The Kansas City Royals are 7-15 on the year and are 5-4 at home. They have played 13 of their 22 games under the posted total. The Royals have the worst team batting averages in the American League only hitting .203. They also have scored the least amount of runs in the American League with 54 in 22 games.

The Royals are going with Jason Hammel to start against Minnesota tonight. Hammel is 0-2 on the year in 4 games started. Hammel has pitched 18.2 innings and has a 5.30 ERA. Hammel has allowed 11 runs on the year but has yet to allow a home run. Hammel has struck out 14 and walked 10 batters. In Hammel’s last outing, he only lasted 3 innings, allowing 3 runs on 4 hits and walking 3 batters.

Minnesota Wins With Hughes

If you would have asked me last year, I would have told you NEVER, ever under any circumstance play Phil Hughes. A lot of my DFS success last year came from actually picking on certain pitchers and Hughes was one of them. But this is a totally different year and Hughes is actually starting out on a decent streak.

I can’t believe I’m saying this but I actually am profiting this year by playing him in flat bets. The Royals are 0-4 in Hammel’s last 4 starts and after today, it will be 0-5!

Pick: Minnesota Twins +110 for 2 Units