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The Kansas City Royals and the Minnesota Twins will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Target Field.
The Royals will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Yordano Ventura in this game. Ventura has a 9-8 record and a 3.45 ERA this season.
The Twins will counter Ventura with Philip Hughes. Right hander Hughes has a 3.88 ERA to go along with a 12-8 record this season.
Oddsmakers opened the Royals as -120-moneyline favorites versus the Twins, while the game's total opened at 7.5
In their last action, Kansas City was a 6-5 winner on the road against the Twins. Bettors on Kansas City at -142 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Team record: 67-54
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Kansas City is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Kansas City's last 12 games on the road
Team record: 54-66
Minnesota is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Minnesota is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 12 games at home
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Kansas City at Minnesota Sunday, August 17