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Minnesota TwinsKansas City Royals
Aug 5, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Odds

48-60TEAM RECORD56-52

The Kansas City Royals host Minnesota on Monday, looking to build on their 56-52 mark against the 48-60 Twins in MLB betting action at Kauffman Stadium.

Kevin Correia gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Twins on this day; he's 7-7 on the season. The Royals, meanwhile, will counter with Jeremy Guthrie, who will be looking to improve on his 11-7 mark.

View Minnesota vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Twins listed as underdogs of +-176 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Royals - Twins odds would favor the Royals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Kansas City is rated No. 3 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Minnesota is at No. 14 in the American League.


How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Twins rank No. 12 in the American League at 8.3 hits per game. That compares with Kansas City’s No. 7 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Kansas City has the American League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the American League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Astros on August 4. Bettors who backed the Twins at -169 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Minnesota rolled to a 3-2 win against Houston on Sunday, as Mike Pelfrey and the Twins' bats led the team to victory at Target Field.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 6-2 winner on the road against the Mets. Bettors on Kansas City at -147 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Kansas City rolled to a 6-2 win against New York on Sunday, as Ervin Santana and the Royals' bats led the team to victory at Citi Field.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 1-9
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 5-3
After a win are 9-1

A few Twins at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Minnesota's last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Minnesota's last 22 games
Minnesota is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Kansas City is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at Kansas City, Tuesday, August 6