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Kansas City Royals Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Minnesota Twins

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

Tyler Duffey gets the call for the Minnesota Twins and he will try to build on a 7-8 mark. In the other dugout, Dillon Gee brings a 4-5 ledger to the game for the Kansas City Royals as he tries to quiet the Twins bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Minnesota Twins as -120 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 6.1-3.5 win for the Royals. 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

Minnesota (46-70) will face the 56-59 Royals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Kansas City injuries news.

This game puts the Minnesota Twins, most recently No. 9 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Kansas City Royals, who rate a No. 29 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Minnesota Twins and its No. 12-rated batting order, averaging 4.59 runs per nine innings, against the No. 27 line up of the Kansas City Royals at 3.85 runs per outing.

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. 13 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City rolled to a 7-3 win against Minnesota on Friday, as Y Ventura and the Royals' bats led the team to victory at Target Field.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Kansas City's last 13 games
  • Kansas City is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of Minnesota's last 14 games
  • Minnesota is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Minnesota, Sunday, August 14th