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Minnesota Twins Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Kansas City Royals

Kansas City Royals

vs

Minnesota Twins
Monday, August 18, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Target Field

The visiting Kansas City Royals hope for a solid performance on Monday as they look to pick up a win at Target Field against the Minnesota Twins.

It's a pitching duel between Trevor May for the Minnesota Twins (0-1 on the year) and Jason Vargas for Kansas City Royals (9-5 so far).

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Opening Odds and Betting Line

Minnesota was a 138 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.5.

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Computer Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.4-3.9 result in favor of 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

Minnesota (55-67) will face the 68-55 Royals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Kansas City injuries news.

The Minnesota Twins sit at No. 16 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Kansas City Royals sit at No. 7 on the same chart.

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How Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Stats Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Minnesota Twins and its No. 10-rated batting order, averaging 4.22 runs per nine innings, against the No. 13 lineup of the Kansas City Royals at 4.12 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.56 runs per game on the highway. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City won its last outing, a 12-6 result against the Twins on August 17. Bettors who backed the Royals at -114 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (18) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Kansas City got the job done in their last match in a 12-6 victory over Minnesota on Sunday at Target Field behind starter Jeremy Guthrie.

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Betting Odds Trends

Kansas City is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Kansas City's last 14 games on the road
Minnesota is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games at home
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Minnesota is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Colorado, Tuesday, August 19th
Minnesota home to Cleveland, Tuesday, August 19th

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