Twins open as moneyline underdog vs Royals
Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Odds
MLB wagering interest swings to the Minnesota vs Kansas City battle on Tuesday at Target Field as the Twins try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
The match puts starter James Shields for the Royals on the hill facing Kevin Correia for the Twins. Shields brings a 8-8 mark to the game, while Correia is 8-10 to date on the season.
The Twins - Royals odds would favor the Royals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 14 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Kansas City is at No. 4 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 13-rated American League offense, averaging 4 runs per game, against a Royals defense that ranks No. 2 in the American League at 3.8 in runs allowed per game. The Twins have averaged 8.3 hits per game so far, less than Royals batters have averaged on the year (8.9 hits per game).
Minnesota owns the American League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's American League No. 2-rated defense.
The Royals were a 11-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. Kansas City routed Tampa Bay on Monday by a 11-1 score at Kauffman Stadium, plating runs all day in baseball betting action.
Minnesota lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Indians on August 25. Bettors who backed the Indians at -162 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Minnesota suffered a 3-1 loss against Cleveland on Sunday, as Mike Pelfrey wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Progressive Field.
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few Royals at Twins trends to consider:
Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota
Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
Kansas City is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Minnesota is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Kansas City at Minnesota, Wednesday, August 28