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Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Betting Pick and Odds Preview

Kansas City Royals

vs

Minnesota Twins
Wednesday, July 02, 2014 1:10 PM ET
Target Field

The Kansas City Royals pay a visit to Minnesota on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Twins bats in baseball betting action at Target Field.

The Minnesota Twins will rely on Kevin Correia to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jason Vargas will be his counterpart for the Kansas City Royals. Kevin Correia is 4-9 this season, and Jason Vargas is 7-3.

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Minnesota sat as 108 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 8.5, according to 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.3-3.9 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 (38-44) will face the 43-40 Royals in this tilt. 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. 14 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Kansas City Royals, who rate a No. 16 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 4.22 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals offense rated No. 14 and scoring 4.13 runs per game. The Twins have averaged 8.35 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (9.01 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Minnesota has the No. 24-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the No. 12 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City lost its last outing, a 10-2 result against the Twins on July 1. Bettors who backed the Twins at +130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Kansas City didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 10-2 to Minnesota on Tuesday at Target Field.

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Betting Odds Trends

Kansas City is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
Kansas City is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games on the road
Minnesota is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Minnesota is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games when playing Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Cleveland, Friday, July 4th
Minnesota home to New York, Thursday, July 3rd

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