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Brian Duensing faces Jeff Francis in MLB odds action

Kansas City RoyalsMinnesota Twins
April 12, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Minnesota vs Kansas City battle on Tuesday at Target Field as the Twins try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Brian Duensing will take the mound for Minnesota, and he'll carry a 0-0 record into the contest. Jeff Francis gets the ball for Kansas City; he's 0-0 so far this season.

View Kansas City vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Minnesota opened as -155 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Royals rank No. 2 in the American League at 10.7 hits per game. That compares with Minnesota’s No. 12 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Minnesota has the American League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the American League's No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 9-5 winner as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at +146 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Kansas City rolled to a 9-5 win against Detroit on Sunday, as Luke Hochevar and the Royals' bats led the team to victory at Comerica Park.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 5-3 loser as they battled the Athletics at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at +127 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Minnesota suffered a 5-3 loss against Oakland on Sunday, as Scott Baker wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Target Field.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Kansas City are 7-3
After playing Oakland are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Royals at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Kansas City's last 12 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Kansas City's last 21 games when playing Minnesota
Kansas City is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Minnesota's last 12 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Minnesota, Wednesday, April 13

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