Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Betting Pick and Odds Preview
The Minnesota Twins host Kansas City on Friday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 3-6 mark against the 4-4 Royals in MLB betting odds action at Target Field.
Bruce Chen, with a record of 0-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Kansas City Royals, while the Minnesota Twins trot Kyle Gibson to the mound in this one. He is 1-0 so far in 2014.
Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Opening Odds and Betting Line
Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Kansas City Royals listed as favorites of -127 at most Sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for odds updates at 5Dimes.
Computer Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Pick
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.8-3.1 win for the Royals. A 4.8-3.1 result in favor of the Royals is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
3-6 Minnesota battles the Royals, currently with a 4-4 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Kansas City injuries news.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Minnesota Twins rated this week at No. 29 and the Kansas City Royals sitting at No. 13.
How Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Stats Matchup
On offense, it's a battle between the Minnesota Twins and its No. 6-rated batting order, averaging 5.11 runs per nine innings, against the No. 25 lineup of the Kansas City Royals at 3.38 runs per outing.
Defensively, Kansas City features the No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 3 runs per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 at home, scoring 2.67 runs per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Kansas City won its last outing, a 7-3 result against the Rays on April 9. Bettors who backed the Royals at +108 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Kansas City looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rays, a 7-3 final on Wednesday in support of Jeremy Guthrie at Kauffman Stadium.
The Twins were a 6-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Oakland at -138 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Twins endured a 6-1 loss at the hands of the Athletics on Thursday, with Mike Pelfrey throwing 5 innings of 9-hit ball at Target Field.
Next Betting Matchups
Kansas City at Minnesota, Saturday, April 12th