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Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Odds
Minnesota will look to improve on its 35-40 record when take on Kansas City, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Friday.
PJ Walters gets the call for the Minnesota Twins and he will try to build on a 2-3 mark. In the other dugout, James Shields brings a 2-6 ledger to the game for the Royals as he tries to quiet the Twins bats.
Bettors looking to side with the Twins in this matchup found them as +120 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.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 14-ranked Twins and the American League No. 3-rated Royals in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Minnesota has the American League's No. 10-rated offensive output, at 8.5 hits per game. The Royals average 8.8 hits per game, good for No. 6 on the American League list.
Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the American League's No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.6 runs per game on the highway. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Kansas City was a 3-1 loser on the road against the Twins. Bettors on Minnesota at -133 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Royals endured a 3-1 loss at the hands of the Twins on Thursday, with Jeremy Guthrie throwing 6 1/3 innings of 6-hit ball at Target Field.
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing Kansas City are 2-8
After a win are 4-6
A few Royals at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Kansas City is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Minnesota
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Kansas City at Minnesota, Saturday, June 29