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MLB BASEBALL

Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins

The Kansas City Royals will be trying to extend a winning streak on Thursday when they take on the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.

The Royals will give the ball to starter Bruce Chen in this one. Lefthander Chen is 2-2 this season with a 3.21 ERA.

Chen's opponent in this one will be Samuel Deduno. The Twins righthander has a 3.69 ERA to go along with a 8-7 record this season.

Kansas City was an 8-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Twins. They won as -119 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

Current streak:
Kansas City has won 4 straight games.
Minnesota has lost 4 straight games.

Team records:
Kansas City: 68-64 SU
Minnesota: 57-74 SU

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 2-8
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

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

A few trends to consider:
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Kansas City is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 11 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 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Minnesota is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Toronto, Friday, August 30
Minnesota at Texas, Friday, August 30