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Bruce Chen, Carl Pavano take mound in Twins vs Royals tilt

Kansas City RoyalsMinnesota Twins
Sep 28, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Odds

71-90TEAM RECORD62-99

MLB wagering interest swings to the Minnesota vs Kansas City battle on Wednesday at Target Field as the Twins try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Minnesota sends Carl Pavano out against Bruce Chen for the Royals in this game. Pavano is 8-13 with a 4.48 ERA on the season, while Chen is 12-8 on the year and has a 3.98 ERA.

View Kansas City vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Kansas City before the first pitch in this match will find them as 105-moneyline favorites. They will see an opening total of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Twins at No. 14 in the American League and the Royals at No. 9 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 13-rated American League offense, averaging 3.8 runs per game, against a Royals defense that ranks No. 12 in the American League at 4.7 in runs allowed per game. The Twins have averaged 8.4 hits per game so far, less than Royals batters have averaged on the year (9.7 hits per game).

Minnesota owns the American League's No. 13 defense, allowing 5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's American League No. 12-rated defense.

The Royals were a 7-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -106 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Kansas City suffered a 7-4 loss against Minnesota on Tuesday, as Sean O'Sullivan wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Target Field.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a win are 1-9

A few Royals at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Kansas City's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games on the road
Kansas City is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
Kansas City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 9 games at home
Minnesota is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Minnesota's last 20 games when playing at home against Kansas City