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Twins visit Kansas City Royals in MLB clash

Minnesota TwinsKansas City Royals
June 4, 7:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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Minnesota pays a visit to Kansas City on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Royals bats in baseball action at Kauffman Stadium.

It's a pitching duel between Luke Hochevar for the Royals (3-5 on the year) and Nick Blackburn for Minnesota (4-4 so far).

View Minnesota vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Kansas City sat as -150 favorites. The total was set at 9.5.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 9-ranked Royals and the American League No. 14-rated Twins in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas City has the American League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 9.1 hits per game. The Twins average 8.2 hits per game, good for No. 11 on the American League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Kansas City has the American League's No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the American League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Royals on June 3. Bettors who backed the Twins at +145 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Twins enjoyed a 5-2 victory at the expense of the Royals on Friday, with Carl Pavano throwing 9 innings of 9-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

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

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

A few Twins at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Minnesota's last 19 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 18 of Minnesota's last 25 games when playing Kansas City
Minnesota is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Kansas City's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Kansas City's last 19 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 18 of Kansas City's last 25 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at Kansas City, Sunday, June 5

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