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Moneyline favors Twins in battle with Royals

Kansas City RoyalsMinnesota Twins
June 30, 1:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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The Minnesota Twins will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Kansas City Royals invade Target Field on Saturday.

Jonathan Sanchez, with a record of 1-3 on the season, gets the ball for the Royals, while the Twins trot Scott Diamond to the mound in this one. He is 6-3 so far in 2012.

View Kansas City vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Twins as -127 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Twins at No. 14 in the American League and the Royals at No. 7 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Minnesota has the American League's No. 12-rated offensive output, at 8.7 hits per game. The Royals average 9.2 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the American League list.

Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.7 runs per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the American League at home, scoring 4.3 runs per game.

The Royals were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at +116 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Kansas City looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Twins, a 4-3 final on Friday in support of Luis Mendoza at Target Field.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing Minnesota are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

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

A few Royals at Twins trends to consider:
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Kansas City's last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games at home
Minnesota is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City

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

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