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Minnesota TwinsKansas City Royals
June 2, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Odds

17-37TEAM RECORD25-30

The Kansas City Royals host Minnesota on Thursday, looking to build on their 25-30 mark against the 17-37 Twins in MLB betting action at Kauffman Stadium.

Minnesota puts its faith in starter Anthony Swarzak to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-1. Getting the ball for the Royals is Sean O'Sullivan, who owns a 2-3 record on the season with a 6.36 ERA.

View Minnesota vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-120 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 9.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Royals - Twins odds would favor the Royals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Kansas City is rated No. 9 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Minnesota is at No. 14 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kansas City's No. 6-rated American League offense, averaging 4.6 runs per game, against a Twins defense that ranks No. 14 in the American League at 5.2 in runs allowed per game. The Royals have averaged 9.1 hits per game so far, more than Twins batters have averaged on the year (8.1 hits per game).

Defensively, Minnesota features the American League's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.9 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the American League at home, scoring 4.8 runs per game.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -143 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Minnesota suffered a 4-2 loss against Detroit on Wednesday, as Scott Baker wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Comerica Park.

Kansas City was a 2-0 winner in its last match at home against the Angels. They won as -115 favorites, while the total score of 2 made winners of UNDER bettors. Kansas City threw a shutout at Los Angeles in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Tim Collins to defeat Los Angeles 2-0 on Wednesday.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing LA Angels are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Twins at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 9 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 19 of Minnesota's last 25 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City's last 8 games
Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City's last 9 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Kansas City, Friday, June 3

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