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Kansas City favored by -130 against Minnesota on Sunday

Minnesota TwinsKansas City Royals
July 22, 2:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Odds

39-55TEAM RECORD40-53

The Kansas City Royals host Minnesota on Sunday, looking to build on their 40-53 mark against the 39-55 Twins in MLB betting action at Kauffman Stadium.

It's a pitching duel between Jeremy Guthrie for the Royals (3-8 on the year) and Samuel Deduno for Minnesota (0-0 so far).

View Minnesota vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Royals as -130 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 10.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Royals - Twins odds would favor the Royals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Kansas City is rated No. 7 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Minnesota is at No. 14 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Kansas City's American League No. 12-ranked scoring average of 4.2 runs per game, against a Twins offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4.2 runs per game in the league. The Royals have averaged 9.4 hits per game to date this season, more than the Twins hitters have managed (9 per nine innings).

Defensively, Minnesota features the American League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.1 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the American League at home, scoring 4.1 runs per game.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 7-3 result against the Royals on July 21. Bettors who backed the Royals at -124 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Minnesota looks to rebound from a loss to the Royals, who beat them 7-3 on Saturday behind a start from Luis Mendoza at Kauffman Stadium.

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

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing LA Angels are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

A few Twins at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing Kansas City
Minnesota is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home
Kansas City is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at Chi White Sox, Monday, July 23
Kansas City at LA Angels, Monday, July 23