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MLB BASEBALL

Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals

The Minnesota Twins and the Kansas City Royals will meet on the field at Kauffman Stadium on Monday in a battle of division rivals.

Righthander Kevin Correia will take the mound for the Twins to start this game. Correia is 0-0 this season with a 2.57 ERA.

The Royals will counter Correia with Ervin Santana. Righthander Santana has a 6.00 ERA to go along with a 0-1 record this season.

The Twins were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Orioles. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at +160 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 9-8 winner as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at +106 were rewarded, while the 17 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Minnesota has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Minnesota: 4-2 SU
Kansas City: 3-3 SU

Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 4-4
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Minnesota is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas City's last 11 games at home

Next up:
Kansas City home to Minnesota, Tuesday, April 9