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MLB BASEBALL

Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins

The Kansas City Royals and the Minnesota Twins will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Target Field.

James Shields will be the starting pitcher for the Royals on this day. Righthander Shields is 5-7 this season with a 3.09 ERA.

It'll be Scott Diamond toeing the rubber for the Twins in this contest. Lefthander Diamond is 5-9 with a 5.26 ERA so far this season.

Kansas City won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Twins on July 31. Bettors who backed the Royals at -112 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
Kansas City has won 8 straight games.
Minnesota has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Kansas City: 53-51 SU
Minnesota: 45-59 SU

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing NY Mets are 3-3
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Kansas City are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Minnesota's last 18 games
Minnesota is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Minnesota is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Kansas City at NY Mets, Friday, August 2
Minnesota home to Houston, Friday, August 2