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July 30, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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The Twins get a visit from the Kansas City Royals in baseball action on Tuesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The match puts starter Ervin Santana for the Royals on the hill facing Michael Pelfrey for the Twins. Santana brings a 6-6 mark to the game, while Pelfrey is 4-8 to date on the season.

View Kansas City vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Twins in this matchup found them as +114 underdogs on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 8 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings:
The Twins - Royals odds would favor the Royals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 14 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Kansas City is at No. 3 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Minnesota's American League No. 10-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Royals offense rated No. 12 and scoring 3.9 runs per game in the league. The Twins have averaged 8.3 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (8.7 per nine innings).

Minnesota owns the American League's No. 12 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's American League No. 2-rated defense.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 4-2 winner on the road against the White Sox. Bettors on Kansas City at -102 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Kansas City won a close affair on Sunday in their last outing, defeating Chicago 4-2 in extra innings at U.S. Cellular Field.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 6-4 loser on the road against the Mariners. Bettors on Seattle at -136 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Minnesota didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-4 to Seattle on Sunday at Safeco Field.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Seattle are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Royals at Twins trends to consider:
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
Kansas City is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Minnesota's last 16 games
Minnesota is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Minnesota is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Minnesota, Wednesday, July 31