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Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Betting Matchup Report

Kansas City RoyalsMinnesota Twins
July 16, 7:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Odds

38-55TEAM RECORD42-49

MLB wagering interest swings to the Minnesota vs Kansas City battle on Saturday at Target Field as the Twins try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Kansas City puts its faith in starter Jeff Francis to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 3-10. Getting the ball for the Twins is Carl Pavano, who owns a 6-6 record on the season with a 4.10 ERA.

View Kansas City vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Royals were listed as +-140 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 10-rated Royals taking on the American League's No. 14-rated Twins in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota's No. 11 ranked American League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the American League at 4.9 runs allowed per game. The Twins have been averaging 8.4 hits per game, less than the Royals have managed so far this season (9.2 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the American League's No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 5.2 runs per game on the highway. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.

The Royals were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at +110 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Royals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Nick Blackburn and the Twins 2-1 on Friday at Target Field.

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

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

A few Royals at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Kansas City's last 16 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Kansas City is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Kansas City is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Minnesota is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games at home
Minnesota is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Minnesota's last 16 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Minnesota, Sunday, July 17

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