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Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

Kansas City Royals


Minnesota Twins
Sunday, April 13, 2014 2:10 PM ET
Target Field

The visiting Kansas City Royals hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to pick up a win at Target Field against the Minnesota Twins.

The Minnesota Twins will turn to Kevin Correia and his 0-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Kansas City Royals send Jason Vargas (1-0) to the hill.

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Kansas City Royals were listed as -130 favorites on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Sunday over at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.8-3.3 win for the Twins. A 4.8-3.3 result in favor of the Twins is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Twins sport a record of 5-6 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 4-6 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Kansas City injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 29-ranked Minnesota Twins and the No. 13-rated Kansas City Royals in this matchup.

How Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Stats Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Kansas City Royals rank No. 22 at 7.8 hits per game. That compares with the Minnesota Twins No. 15 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Minnesota has the No. 28-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the No. 16 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City was a 7-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Twins. They lost as -141 favorites, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors. Kansas City didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-1 to Minnesota on Saturday at Target Field.

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Houston, Tuesday, April 15th
Minnesota home to Toronto, Tuesday, April 15th