Minnesota Twins visit Kansas City Royals in MLB Betting Odds Clash

Minnesota Twins


Kansas City Royals
Thursday, August 28, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Kauffman Stadium

The Kansas City Royals battle the visiting Minnesota Twins on Thursday in MLB betting odds action at Kauffman Stadium.

For the Kansas City Royals, Jeremy Guthrie gets the ball, charged with keeping the Minnesota Twins hitters off the base paths. He'll face Tom Milone, 6-4 on the year.

Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Kansas City was a -167 moneyline favorites 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: Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.5-3.9 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.

Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Kansas City (74-58) will face the 58-74 Twins in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Minnesota injuries news.

The Kansas City Royals sit at No. 4 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Minnesota Twins sit at No. 18 on the same chart.


How Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Kansas City Royals No. 13-ranked scoring average of 4.12 runs per game, against a Minnesota Twins offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.33 runs per game. The Royals have averaged 9.01 hits per game to date this season, more than the Twins hitters have managed (8.57 per nine innings).

Minnesota brings the No. 26-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals's No. 12-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Twins were a 6-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at -120 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Minnesota suffered a 6-1 loss against Kansas City on Wednesday, as Philip Hughes wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Trends

Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
Kansas City is 18-5 SU in its last 23 games
Kansas City is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
Kansas City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Minnesota
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Baltimore, Friday, August 29th
Kansas City home to Cleveland, Friday, August 29th