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James Shields faces Andrew Albers in MLB odds action

Minnesota TwinsKansas City Royals
Aug 6, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Odds

48-61TEAM RECORD57-52

MLB wagering interest swings to the Kansas City vs Minnesota battle on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium as the Royals try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Minnesota puts its faith in starter Andrew Albers to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-0. Getting the ball for the Royals is James Shields, who owns a 6-7 record on the season with a 3.08 ERA.

View Minnesota vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Twins were listed as +-205 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 14-rated Twins taking on the American League's No. 3-rated Royals in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Kansas City's American League No. 11-ranked scoring average of 4.1 runs per game, against a Twins offense rated No. 12 and scoring 4 runs per game in the league. The Royals have averaged 8.8 hits per game to date this season, more than the Twins hitters have managed (8.3 per nine innings).

Kansas City owns the American League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Minnesota's American League No. 12-rated defense.

The Twins were a 13-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at -152 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Minnesota got the wrong end of the stick in their last game on Monday, suffering a 13-0 humiliation against Kansas City.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing Kansas City are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

A few Twins at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Minnesota's last 23 games
Minnesota is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Minnesota is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Kansas City is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
Kansas City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at Kansas City, Wednesday, August 7