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Kansas City Royals take on the Minnesota Twins with Odds and Betting Pick

The Minnesota Twins look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Kansas City Royals arrive at Target Field on Friday.

Kansas City puts its faith in starter Yordano Ventura to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 7-9. Getting the ball for the Minnesota Twins is Kyle Gibson, who owns a 4-6 record on the season with a 4.86 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Kansas City Royals were listed as -104 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Friday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.6-4.2 win for the Royals on Friday. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Minnesota Twins sport a record of 46-69 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 55-59 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Kansas City injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 9 (Minnesota Twins) and the No. 29 (Kansas City Royals) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Minnesota Twins No. 12-rated offense, averaging 4.61 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals defense that ranks No. 14 at 4.36 in runs allowed per game. The Minnesota Twins have averaged 8.94 hits per game so far, more than Kansas City Royals batters have averaged on the year (8.93 hits per game).

Minnesota owns the No. 28 defense, allowing 4.61 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's No. 14-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Royals enjoyed a 2-1 victory at the expense of the White Sox on Thursday, with D Duffy throwing 9 innings of 7-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

The Twins were saddled with a loss last time out in T Milone's start, as they lost 10-2 against Houston on Thursday at Target Field.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games
  • Kansas City is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Minnesota's last 13 games
  • Minnesota is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Minnesota, Saturday, August 13th