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Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Betting Preview

Minnesota TwinsKansas City Royals
Sep 13, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Odds

59-87TEAM RECORD62-86

The visiting Twins hope for a solid performance on Tuesday as they look to steal a win at Kauffman Stadium against the Kansas City Royals.

The match puts starter Carl Pavano for the Twins on the hill facing Bruce Chen for the Royals. Pavano brings a 8-11 mark to the game, while Chen is 10-7 to date on the season.

View Minnesota vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Twins were listed as +-145 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Royals, most recently No. 10 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Twins, who rate an American League No. 14 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Kansas City and its American League No. 6-rated batting order, averaging 4.4 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 13 lineup of the Twins at 3.8 runs per outing.

Kansas City owns the American League's No. 12 defense, allowing 4.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Minnesota's American League No. 13-rated defense.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -247 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Minnesota didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 2-1 to Detroit on Sunday at Comerica Park.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Mariners. Bettors on Kansas City at -113 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Kansas City got the job done in their last match in a 2-1 victory over Seattle on Sunday at Safeco Field behind starter Everett Teaford.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

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

A few Twins at Royals trends to consider:
Minnesota is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Kansas City's last 21 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Kansas City is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at Kansas City, Wednesday, September 14