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Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Odds
The Kansas City Royals look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Twins arrive at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday.
Jeremy Guthrie gets the call for the Kansas City Royals and he will try to build on a 1-0 mark. In the other dugout, Michael Pelfrey brings a 1-0 ledger to the game for the Twins as he tries to quiet the Royals bats.
Kansas City was a -153 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.
The Royals - Twins odds would favor the Royals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Kansas City is rated No. 5 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Minnesota is at No. 6 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Twins rank No. 10 in the American League at 7.7 hits per game. That compares with Kansas City’s No. 4 ranking in that category.
Comparing defensive stats, Minnesota owns the American League's No. 13-rated road mark, allowing 5 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.
The Twins were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at -143 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Minnesota suffered a 3-1 loss against Kansas City on Monday, as Kevin Correia wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.
Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
A few Twins at Royals trends to consider:
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Kansas City's last 12 games at home
Minnesota at Kansas City, Wednesday, April 10