PJ Walters faces Luke Hochevar in MLB odds action
Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Odds
Target Field hosts an MLB battle between the Minnesota Twins and the visiting Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.
PJ Walters will take the mound for Minnesota, and he'll carry a 2-3 record into the contest. Luke Hochevar gets the ball for Kansas City; he's 7-13 so far this season.
Sportsbooks had installed the Twins as +100 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9.5 before betting started to move the line.
This game puts the Twins, most recently No. 13 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Royals, who rate an American League No. 6 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Minnesota's American League No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.5 runs per game, against a Royals offense rated No. 11 and scoring 4.2 runs per game in the league. The Twins have averaged 9.1 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (9.4 per nine innings).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Minnesota has the American League's No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the American League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.
In their last action, Kansas City was a 9-1 winner on the road against the Twins. Bettors on Kansas City at +118 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Kansas City looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Twins, a 9-1 final on Tuesday in support of Will Smith at Target Field.
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 3-7
After a win are 3-7
Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
A few Royals at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games
Kansas City is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Minnesota is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Kansas City
Minnesota is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Minnesota is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games at home
Kansas City at Minnesota, Thursday, September 13