Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins 4-28-23 MLB Analysis, Odds and Tips

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins 4/28/23 – On Friday evening, the Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins resume their four-game AL Central series with Jordan Lyles taking the field for Kansas City while Pablo Lopez will start for Minnesota. The MLB betting picks are up and running with all the odds of this thrilling game.

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins

Date & Time: Friday, April 28, 2023 at 4:10 PM ET

Location: Target Field Minneapolis, MN


Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins 4/28/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: +221

Spread: +1.5 (+100)

Total: 8 over (-115)


Moneyline: -247

Spread: -1.5 (-120)

Total: 8 under (-105)

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Analysis

Jordan Lyles will make his sixth start of the season and has shown promise throughout, although in his most recent start against the Angels he allowed four runs and three home runs over six innings, taking his record down to 0-4. Lyles has pitched deep into games recently but has allowed seven homers in his last four starts, posting a 4.88 ERA and 1.18 WHIP over 31.1 innings pitched. Lyles has shown great promise against Minnesota in his career thus far; posting a 3.13 ERA over 23 innings. The Kansas City Royals have experienced an excruciating season. Nearing the conclusion of a nine-game road trip, they lost two out of three against Angels and Diamondbacks as their pitchers continued their struggles on the mound. So far this season, Kansas City only boasts one series victory – against the Giants. Bobby Whit Jr. struggled in his debut series against the Twins, going 0 for 10. At 22 years old and relied upon heavily for production at shortstop, Bobby Whit Jr. has four homers with nine RBIs but maintains an OPS of 0.762; over his last eight games only three RBIs have come his way. The Royals have scored 3.28 runs per game on average this year, ranking them 28th. Their pitching staff boasts a 5.29 team ERA – ranking them 28th as well.

Pablo Lopez will make his fifth start of the year on Friday against the Nationals. Lopez struggled in his previous start against them, giving up five runs on eight hits over four innings while being charged with the loss. Veteran pitcher Dan Haren has made an excellent impression since joining the Twins this season, conceding only two or fewer runs in four of five appearances and posting an impressive 3.00 ERA and 1.03 WHIP while amassing 30 innings pitched and a 1-2 record. Lopez pitched 5.1 shutout innings against the Royals in his season debut and has limited them to only two runs over 11.2 career innings. Minnesota returns from their nine-game homestand having lost two out of three against the Nationals and taking two victories from three meetings with the Yankees before falling 12-6 on Wednesday. Overall, Minnesota only lost one series this season and are in first place in the AL Central. The Twins are thrilled that Jorge Polanco has returned to their lineup. The veteran slugger made his season debut last weekend against the Nationals and is already contributing at bat, collecting six RBIs over his last three games. Joey Gallo has hit two homers and collected four RBIs against the Royals this season, in three games played against them.The Minnesota Twins have averaged 4.36 runs per game in 2017, placing 19th in their respective league. Their pitching staff has also performed admirably with a 3.52 team ERA which puts them sixth overall.

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Against the Spread

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 5 games. Kansas City are 2-11 SU in their last 13 games. Kansas City are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Minnesota. Kansas City are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road. Kansas City are 0-8 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Minnesota.

Minnesota are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games. The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 9 games against Kansas City. Minnesota are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games at home. Minnesota are 8-0 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Kansas City. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota’s last 7 games against an opponent in the American League.

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Free Pick

The Royals have been one of the worst teams in MLB this season, winning only one series and losing eight out of their last 10 games. Meanwhile, in AL Central Division play, Twins lead with four consecutive victories after an emphatic series win against Yankees earlier this week. The top MLB betting sites are predicting the Minnesota Twins to win in this game.

Free Pick: Minnesota Twins -247