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Kansas City Royals visit Minnesota Twins in MLB Betting Odds Clash

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

The Minnesota Twins will turn to Ervin Santana and his 7-4 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Kansas City Royals send Chris Young (11-6) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Minnesota was a -115 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.2-4.2 win for the Twins 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 bring a 83-76 record to the battle against the 92-67 Royals. 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 Twins if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Minnesota is rated No. 6 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Kansas City is at No. 22.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Minnesota Twins and its No. 10-rated batting order, averaging 4.36 runs per nine innings, against the No. 6 line up of the Kansas City Royals at 4.47 runs per outing.

Minnesota owns the No. 18 defense, allowing 4.36 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's No. 10-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Royals grabbed a win last time out, defeating J Danks and the White Sox 6-4 on Thursday at U.S. Cellular Field.

Minnesota rolled to a 4-2 win against Cleveland on Thursday, as Tyler Duffey and the Twins' bats led the team to victory at Progressive Field.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas City's last 11 games when playing Minnesota
  • Kansas City is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
  • Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Minnesota, Saturday, October 3rd