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Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

The Minnesota Twins host Kansas City on Sunday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 71-64 mark against the 66-68 Royals in MLB betting odds action at Target Field.

Ervin Santana will take the mound for the Minnesota Twins, and he'll carry a 14-7 record into the contest. Ian Kennedy gets the ball for the Kansas City Royals; he's 4-10 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Minnesota Twins as -152 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.0-1.6 win for the Twins on Sunday. 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

71-64 Minnesota battles the Royals, currently with a 66-68 mark. 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

Offensively, the game matches up Minnesota Twins No. 8 ranked offense (4.96 runs per game) against a Kansas City Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 16 at 4.84 runs allowed per game. The Minnesota Twins have been averaging 8.86 hits per game, more than the Kansas City Royals have managed so far this season (8.77 hits on average).

Kansas City brings the No. 16-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Twins's No. 21-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City was scored on plenty on Saturday, falling behind early and watching runners cross the plate all game in a 17-0 loss to Minnesota.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Kansas City is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 13-4 ATS in its last 17 games
  • Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Detroit, Monday, September 4th
Minnesota at Tampa Bay, Monday, September 4th