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Royals face Minnesota Twins: MLB odds preview and stats

Kansas City RoyalsMinnesota Twins
Sep 26, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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The Minnesota Twins look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Royals arrive at Target Field on Monday.

Minnesota hands the ball to starter Kevin Slowey in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-7 mark on the year. Kansas City counters with Felipe Paulino, who will try to quiet the fans and the Twins bats at the same time.

View Kansas City vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Royals listed as underdogs of -110 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Twins, most recently No. 14 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Royals, who rate an American League No. 9 in the latest survey.

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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. 13-rated offensive output, at 8.4 hits per game. The Royals average 9.6 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the American League list.

Minnesota owns the American League's No. 13 defense, allowing 5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's American League No. 11-rated defense.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 2-1 winner on the road against the White Sox. Bettors on Kansas City at +133 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Royals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Gavin Floyd and the White Sox 2-1 on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 6-4 winner on the road against the Indians. Bettors on Minnesota at +160 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Minnesota needed extra innings to get the job done against the Indians on Sunday as the Twins defeated them 6-4 at Progressive Field.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 3-7
After a win are 1-9

A few Royals at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Kansas City's last 10 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 when playing Minnesota
Kansas City is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Minnesota is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Minnesota, Tuesday, September 27

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