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Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Highlights MLB Odds Menu

Kansas City Royals


Minnesota Twins
Sunday, August 17, 2014 2:10 PM ET
Target Field

The Minnesota Twins battle the visiting Kansas City Royals on Sunday in MLB betting odds action at Target Field.

Minnesota sends Tom Milone out against Jeremy Guthrie for the Kansas City Royals in this game. Milone is 6-3 with a 3.52 ERA on the season, while Guthrie is 8-10 on the year and has a 4.39 ERA.

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Minnesota Twins as 116 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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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 4.3-3.9 win for the Royals. A 4.3-3.9 result in favor of the Royals 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

Minnesota (55-66) will face the 67-55 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 matches up the No. 20 (Minnesota Twins) and the No. 9 (Kansas City Royals) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota Twins No. 11 ranked offense (4.21 runs per game) against a Kansas City Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 at 3.87 runs allowed per game. The Minnesota Twins have been averaging 8.5 hits per game, less than the Kansas City Royals have managed so far this season (9.04 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.52 runs per game on the highway. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Kansas City was a 4-1 loser on the road against the Twins. Bettors on Minnesota at +104 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Royals were saddled with a loss last time out in Yordano Ventura's start, as they lost 4-1 against Minnesota on Saturday at Target Field.

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Betting Odds Trends

Kansas City is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Kansas City's last 13 games on the road
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
Minnesota is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Minnesota's last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Minnesota, Monday, August 18th