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April 27, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Target Field on Friday as host Minnesota battles the Kansas City Royals in baseball odds action.

Everett Teaford, with a record of 0-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Royals, while the Twins trot Carl Pavano to the mound in this one. He is 1-2 so far in 2012.

View Kansas City vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Twins as -130 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Twins sit at No. 12 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Royals sit at an American League No. 9 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Minnesota has the American League's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 8.8 hits per game. The Royals average 9.1 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the American League list.

Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 2.8 runs per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the American League at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

Kansas City won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Indians on April 26. Bettors who backed the Royals at +150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Royals enjoyed a 4-2 victory at the expense of the Indians on Thursday, with Luis Mendoza throwing 5 innings of 4-hit ball at Progressive Field.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 7-6 loser at home against the Red Sox. Bettors on Boston at -118 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Minnesota suffered a 7-6 loss against Boston on Wednesday, as Liam Hendriks wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Target Field.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Boston are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

A few Royals at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Kansas City's last 21 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 9 games
Minnesota is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Minnesota's last 19 games at home

Next up:
Kansas City at Minnesota, Saturday, April 28

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