Samuel Deduno faces Jeremy Guthrie in MLB odds action
Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Odds
The Minnesota Twins battle the visiting Kansas City Royals on Thursday in MLB betting action at Target Field.
Samuel Deduno gets the call for the Minnesota Twins and he will try to build on a 3-2 mark. In the other dugout, Jeremy Guthrie brings a 7-5 ledger to the game for the Royals as he tries to quiet the Twins bats.
Bettors looking to back visiting Kansas City before the first pitch in this match found them as +-125-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 8.5 earlier at TopBet.
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. 3 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Minnesota owns the No. 11 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.5 per game. By contrast, the Royals are rated No. 6 in the same category at 8.8 per game.
Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.6 runs per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the American League at home, scoring 4.6 runs per game.
Kansas City was a 4-3 winner in its last match at home against the Braves. They won as +115 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. Kansas City needed extra innings to get the job done against the Braves on Wednesday as the Royals defeated them 4-3 at Kauffman Stadium.
In their last action, Minnesota was a 5-3 loser on the road against the Marlins. Bettors on Miami at -101 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Twins were saddled with a loss last time out in Scott Diamond's start, as they lost 5-3 against Miami on Wednesday at Marlins Park.
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Atlanta are 5-4
After a win are 6-4
Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Miami are 4-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Royals at Twins trends to consider:
Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing Minnesota
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Kansas City is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing Kansas City
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Kansas City at Minnesota, Friday, June 28