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Minnesota Sends Ervin Santana vs Edinson Volquez in Kansas City Royals vs Twins Game

The Kansas City Royals pay a visit to Minnesota on Tuesday, hoping to shut down the Twins bats in baseball betting action at Target Field.

For the Minnesota Twins, Ervin Santana gets the ball, charged with keeping the Kansas City Royals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Edinson Volquez, 4-4 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Kansas City Royals were -118 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.6-2.8 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

11-33 Minnesota battles the Royals, currently with a 23-21 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Kansas City injuries news.

The Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals odds would favor the Royals if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 28 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Kansas City is at No. 25.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Minnesota Twins No. 27-ranked scoring average of 3.55 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals offense rated No. 26 and scoring 3.68 runs per game. The Twins have averaged 7.95 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (8.75 per nine innings).

Defensively, Kansas City features the No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.08 runs per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 at home, scoring 3.38 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City got the job done in their last match in a 10-4 victory over Minnesota on Monday at Target Field behind starter I Kennedy.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games
  • Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • Minnesota is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 12 games at home
  • Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Minnesota, Wednesday, May 25th