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Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Wednesday when the Minnesota Twins and the Kansas City Royals meet at Kauffman Stadium.

right hander Philip Hughes will take the mound for the Twins to start this game. Hughes is 10-7 this season with a 4.10 ERA.

Meanwhile, it'll be Danny Duffy who starts for the Royals. Left hander Duffy is 5-10 with a 2.47 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Royals as -150-moneyline favorites versus the Twins, while the game's total opened at 7.5

In their last action, Minnesota was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Minnesota at +188 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Minnesota:
Team record: 48-57
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 11 games on the road
Minnesota is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Kansas City

Kansas City:
Team record: 53-52
Kansas City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Kansas City's last 14 games
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Kansas City is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Kansas City Thursday, July 31