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Kansas City Royals take on Twins in baseball test

Kansas City RoyalsMinnesota Twins
April 13, 1:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Odds


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

The match puts starter Kyle Davies for the Royals on the hill facing Francisco Liriano for the Twins. Davies brings a 0-1 mark to the game, while Liriano is 0-2 to date on the season.

View Kansas City vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Royals listed as underdogs of +-175 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, depending on the book.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Minnesota owns the No. 11 ranking for hits in the American League at 7.6 per game. By contrast, the Royals are rated No. 2 in the same category at 10.4 per game.

Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.8 runs per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the American League at home, scoring 2.2 runs per game.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Twins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Twins at -151 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Kansas City lost a tight one on Tuesday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 4-3 score against Minnesota at Target Field.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Seattle are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Kansas City are 7-3
After a win are 2-8

A few Royals at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Kansas City's last 22 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Kansas City's last 13 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Kansas City is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Minnesota is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City home to Seattle, Thursday, April 14
Minnesota at Tampa Bay, Thursday, April 14