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Twins face Kansas City Royals: MLB odds preview and stats

Minnesota TwinsKansas City Royals
July 21, 7:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Minnesota duelling Kansas City on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium.

Scott Diamond, with a record of 8-3 on the season, gets the ball for the Twins, while the Royals trot Luis Mendoza to the mound in this one. He is 2-5 so far in 2012.

View Minnesota vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Royals in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -115 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Royals sit at No. 7 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Twins sit at an American League No. 14 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Twins rank No. 6 in the American League at 9 hits per game. That compares with Kansas City’s No. 3 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Minnesota features the American League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 5 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the American League at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Royals on July 20. Bettors who backed the Twins at +135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Minnesota needed extra innings to get the job done against the Royals on Friday as the Twins defeated them 2-1 at Kauffman Stadium.

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

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few Twins at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Kansas City is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Kansas City is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Minnesota at Kansas City, Sunday, July 22

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