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Baseball odds preview - Minnesota vs. Kansas City

Minnesota TwinsKansas City Royals
July 20, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Kansas City vs Minnesota battle on Friday at Kauffman Stadium as the Royals try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The match puts starter Nick Blackburn for the Twins on the hill facing Luke Hochevar for the Royals. Blackburn brings a 4-5 mark to the game, while Hochevar is 6-8 to date on the season.

View Minnesota vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Royals as -140 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 9.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 7-ranked Royals and the American League No. 14-rated Twins in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Twins rank No. 6 in the American League at 9 hits per game. That compares with Kansas City’s No. 3 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Minnesota owns the American League's No. 13-rated road mark, allowing 5.1 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Orioles on July 19. Bettors who backed the Orioles at -106 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Twins were saddled with a loss last time out in Cole De Vries' start, as they lost 4-3 against Baltimore on Thursday at Target Field.

Kansas City lost its last outing, a 6-1 result against the Mariners on July 19. Bettors who backed the Mariners at -128 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Kansas City didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-1 to Seattle on Thursday at Kauffman Stadium.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Twins at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Minnesota is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Kansas City, Saturday, July 21

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