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Scott Diamond faces Will Smith in MLB odds action

Kansas City RoyalsMinnesota Twins
Sep 11, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Target Field on Tuesday as host Minnesota battles the Kansas City Royals in baseball odds action.

Minnesota sends Scott Diamond out against Will Smith for the Royals in this game. Diamond is 11-6 with a 3.35 ERA on the season, while Smith is 4-7 on the year and has a 5.45 ERA.

View Kansas City vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Twins in this one will find them as -150 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 9 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Twins rated this week at No. 13 and the Royals sitting at No. 6.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Royals rank No. 3 in the American League at 9.3 hits per game. That compares with Minnesota’s No. 5 ranking in that category.

Minnesota owns the American League's No. 13 defense, allowing 5.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's American League No. 10-rated defense.

The Royals were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at +105 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. Kansas City needed extra innings to get the job done against the White Sox on Sunday as the Royals defeated them 2-1 at U.S. Cellular Field.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 7-2 winner at home against the Indians. Bettors on Minnesota at -120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Twins grabbed a win last time out, defeating Justin Masterson and the Indians 7-2 on Monday at Target Field.

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

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 8-2
After a win are 3-7

A few Royals at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
Kansas City is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Minnesota is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Kansas City
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Kansas City at Minnesota, Wednesday, September 12

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