Kansas City Royals Starter James Shields Out to Silence Minnesota Twins Bats in MLB Contest

Minnesota Twins

vs

Kansas City Royals
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Kauffman Stadium

The Kansas City Royals will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Minnesota Twins invade Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday.

The Kansas City Royals will turn to James Shields and his 9-5 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Minnesota Twins send Kyle Gibson (8-8) to the hill.

Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Kansas City was a -175 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.

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Computer Prediction: Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.2-3.8 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

53-51 Kansas City battles the Twins, currently with a 47-57 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Minnesota injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 24-rated Kansas City Royals and the league No. 16-ranked Minnesota Twins, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Stats Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas City has baseball's No. 16-rated offensive output, at 9.08 hits per game. The Minnesota Twins average 8.33 hits per game, good for No. 23 on the list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Kansas City has the No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the No. 26 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Twins were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -128 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Twins grabbed a win last time out, defeating Carroll Scott and the White Sox 4-3 on Sunday at Target Field.

Kansas City lost its last outing, a 10-3 result against the Indians on July 27. Bettors who backed the Indians at +101 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Kansas City suffered a 10-3 loss against Cleveland on Sunday, as Bruce Chen wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Kansas City, Wednesday, July 30th