Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins 8-17-22

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins 8/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins 8/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Kansas City Royals will face off against the Minnesota Twins in an MLB showdown at Target Field. The Kansas City Royals are heading to this game sitting on a 48-70 record overall having lost 4 of their last 5 games.


So far in this series against the Twins, the Royals’ offense have only been able to score 2 runs total. Bobby Witt, however, is having a big season at the plate, hitting 15 home runs and driving in 57 RBIs.


Bobby Witt Jr. is leading Kansas City with 103 hits and 57 RBIs, while Hunter Dozier and Nicky Lopez conspire for 171 hits and 50 RBIs.


For Wednesday’s match, Daniel Lynch will fill in the starting role for the Royals. The twenty-five year old lefty is 4-7 with an ERA of 4.52.


Lynch has recorded 5 shutout frames during an 8-3 home defeat against the Los Angeles Dodgers in his last start.


  • The Royals are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games against the Twins.
  • The Royals are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games down the road.
  • The total went OVER in 10 of Kansas City’s last 14 road games against Minnesota.

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Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Predictions 8/17/2022


The Twins are entering this game with a 60-55 record overall after winning the first 2 games of this series including 9-0 on Tuesday.


Minnesota’s offense has been inconsistent but the team’s offense looked quite impressive on Tuesday, putting up a total of 9 runs while Jose Miranda hit 11 home runs and drove in 49 RBIs. The team is 8 games above .500 at home and trail AL Central Division leading Cleveland by one full game. 


Luis Arraez is leading the Twins with 131 hits and 38 RBIs, while Carlos Correa and Gio Urshela conspire for 184 hits and 88 RBIs.


For this game, Minnesota will counter with Tyler Mahle on the mound. The twenty-seven year old righty is 6-7 with an ERA of 4.26. Mahle has allowed 4 runs while striking out 11 batters through 12 innings in his first 2 starts with Minnesota.


  • The total went OVER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 8 matches with the Royals.
  • The Twins are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games at home.
  • The total went OVER in 10 of the Brewers’ last 14 games at home against Kansas City.

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins. Daniel Lynch has been solid this month but the Kansas City’s lack of consistency in their offense has been an issue for the whole team and the Royals’ bats have been ice cold heading into this game.


Meanwhile, Tyler Mahle has been impressive in his first 2 games with the Twins, allowing 8 hits, 4 runs in 12 innings and has given up zero runs. Prediction: The Minnesota Twins will win this game by a score of 4-2. 


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Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins 8/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 1:10 PM (EDT)


Location:  Target Field, Minneapolis, MN


Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2022 




MLB Odds: Minnesota Twins – 196


MLB Totals: 8.5


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