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June 29, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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Kansas City pays a visit to Minnesota on Friday, hoping to shut down the Twins bats in baseball action at Target Field.

The match puts starter Luis Mendoza for the Royals on the hill facing Brian Duensing for the Twins. Mendoza brings a 1-3 mark to the game, while Duensing is 0-1 to date on the season.

View Kansas City vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Twins were listed as -120 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 14-ranked Twins and the American League No. 7-rated Royals in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Minnesota owns the No. 9 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.7 per game. By contrast, the Royals are rated No. 3 in the same category at 9.1 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Minnesota has the American League's No. 14-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the American League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

Kansas City won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Rays on June 27. Bettors who backed the Royals at +124 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Royals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Matt Moore and the Rays 5-4 on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium.

The Twins were a 12-5 loser in their most recent outing at home against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -163 on the moneyline, while the total score (17) was good news for OVER bettors. Minnesota suffered a 12-5 loss against Chicago on Wednesday, as Nick Blackburn wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Target Field.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

A few Royals at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games on the road
Kansas City is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Minnesota is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Kansas City at Minnesota, Saturday, June 30

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