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Moneyline Favors Minnesota Twins in MLB Battle with Kansas City Royals

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

The match puts starter Jason Hammel for the Kansas City Royals on the hill facing Dillon Gee for the Minnesota Twins. Hammel brings a 6-10 mark to the game, while Gee is 1-1 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Minnesota sat as -145 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 9.5, according to MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 6.1-0.4 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 70-63 record to the battle against the 65-67 Royals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Minnesota vs Kansas City injuries news.

The Minnesota Twins sit at No. 3 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Kansas City Royals sit at No. 27 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Minnesota Twins No. 11-ranked scoring average of 4.86 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals offense rated No. 24 and scoring 4.31 runs per game. The Twins have averaged 8.82 hits per game to date this season, more than the Royals hitters have managed (8.76 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the No. 18-rated road mark, allowing 4.83 runs per game on the highway. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City looks to rebound from a loss to the Rays, who beat them 5-3 on Wednesday behind a start from J Odorizzi at Kauffman Stadium.

The Twins enjoyed a 5-4 victory at the expense of the White Sox on Thursday, with B Colon throwing 1 innings of 1-hit ball at Target Field.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Kansas City is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games
  • Kansas City is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 9 games
  • Minnesota is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Minnesota, Saturday, September 2nd