MLB Betting Line Favors the Kansas City Royals over the Minnesota Twins
The visiting Kansas City Royals hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to pick up a win at Target Field against the Minnesota Twins.
Danny Duffy, with a record of 7-10 on the season, gets the ball for the Kansas City Royals, while the Minnesota Twins trot Ricky Nolasco to the mound in this one. He is 5-7 so far in 2014.
Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Opening Odds and Betting Line
Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Kansas City Royals before the first pitch in this match found them as -144-moneyline favorites earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 8 earlier at TopBet.
Computer Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Pick
Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.4-3.8 victory for the Royals. 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
The Minnesota Twins sport a record of 54-65 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 66-54 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Kansas City injuries news.
According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 20-ranked Minnesota Twins and the No. 9-rated Kansas City Royals in this matchup.
How Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Stats Matchup
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota Twins No. 11 ranked offense (4.2 runs per game) against a Kansas City Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 at 3.86 runs allowed per game. The Minnesota Twins have been averaging 8.51 hits per game, less than the Kansas City Royals have managed so far this season (9.02 hits on average).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Minnesota has the No. 25-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the No. 11 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Royals were a 7-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Athletics. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at -111 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. Kansas City got the job done in their last match in a 7-3 victory over Oakland on Thursday at Kauffman Stadium behind starter James Shields.
Minnesota was a 3-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Astros. They won as -108 favorites, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors. Minnesota looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Astros, a 3-1 final on Wednesday in support of Kyle Gibson at Minute Maid Park.
Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Betting Odds Trends
Kansas City is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games
Kansas City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Kansas City's last 11 games on the road
Minnesota is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 11 games at home
Minnesota is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Next Betting Matchups
Kansas City at Minnesota, Saturday, August 16th