Philip Hughes Twins at Home vs Kansas City Royals in MLB Betting Odds Clash

Kansas City Royals

vs

Minnesota Twins
Saturday, August 16, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Target Field

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Minnesota and the Kansas City on Saturday, with the host Twins trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

Yordano Ventura, with a record of 9-8 on the season, gets the ball for the Kansas City Royals, while the Minnesota Twins trot Philip Hughes to the mound in this one. He is 12-8 so far in 2014.

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those going with the Minnesota Twins in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline underdogs of 110 at TopBet for Saturday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 7.5 at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.4-3.9 victory for the Royals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Twins sport a record of 54-66 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 67-54 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Kansas City injuries news.

This game puts the Minnesota Twins, most recently No. 20 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Kansas City Royals, who rate a No. 9 in the latest survey.

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How Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Minnesota Twins No. 11-ranked scoring average of 4.21 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals offense rated No. 14 and scoring 4.08 runs per game. The Twins have averaged 8.52 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (9.05 per nine innings).

Defensively, Kansas City features the No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.52 runs per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 at home, scoring 4.14 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Kansas City was a 6-5 winner on the road against the Twins. Bettors on Kansas City at -142 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Kansas City got the job done in their last match in a 6-5 victory over Minnesota on Friday at Target Field behind starter Danny Duffy.

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Betting Odds Trends

Kansas City is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Kansas City's last 12 games on the road
Minnesota is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Minnesota is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 12 games at home
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Minnesota, Sunday, August 17th