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MLB BASEBALL

Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins

The division rival Kansas City Royals and Minnesota Twins are set to renew hostilities on Tuesday when they meet at Target Field.

The Royals will trot James Shields out to the mound in this one. Righthander Shields has a 8-8 record and a 3.22 ERA this season.

Meanwhile, it'll be Kevin Correia who starts for the Twins. Righthander Correia is 8-10 with a 4.52 ERA so far this season.

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.

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.

Current streak:
Kansas City has won 2 straight games.
Minnesota has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Kansas City: 66-64 SU
Minnesota: 57-72 SU

Kansas City most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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

Next up:
Minnesota home to Kansas City, Wednesday, August 28