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Kansas City Royals host Minnesota Twins in baseball action

Minnesota TwinsKansas City Royals
June 4, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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The Kansas City Royals battle the visiting Minnesota Twins on Monday in MLB betting action at Kauffman Stadium.

Will Smith gets the call for the Kansas City Royals and he will try to build on a 1-1 mark. In the other dugout, Cole De Vries brings a 0-1 ledger to the game for the Twins as he tries to quiet the Royals bats.

View Minnesota vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-139 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 9.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 9-ranked Royals and the American League No. 14-rated Twins in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas City has the American League's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 9.1 hits per game. The Twins average 8.2 hits per game, good for No. 11 on the American League list.

Defensively, Minnesota features the American League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.5 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the American League at home, scoring 3.6 runs per game.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 6-3 winner on the road against the Indians. Bettors on Minnesota at +120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Twins enjoyed a 6-3 victory at the expense of the Indians on Sunday, with Scott Diamond throwing 7 innings of 7-hit ball at Progressive Field.

Kansas City was a 2-0 winner in its last match at home against the Athletics. They won as -106 favorites, while the total score of 2 made winners of UNDER bettors. Kansas City threw a shutout at Oakland in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Vincent Mazzaro to defeat Oakland 2-0 on Sunday.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Oakland are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Twins at Royals trends to consider:
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games on the road
Minnesota is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at Kansas City, Tuesday, June 5