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Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Preview

Minnesota TwinsKansas City Royals
May 1, 2:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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The Kansas City Royals battle the visiting Minnesota Twins on Sunday in MLB betting action at Kauffman Stadium.

Kansas City sends Luke Hochevar out against Carl Pavano for the Twins in this game. Hochevar is 2-3 with a 5.68 ERA on the season, while Pavano is 2-2 on the year and has a 5.12 ERA.

View Minnesota vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Kansas City opened as -115 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Royals at No. 3 in the American League and the Twins at No. 12 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Twins rank No. 12 in the American League at 7.8 hits per game. That compares with Kansas City’s No. 1 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Kansas City has the American League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the American League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 11-2 loser as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at -102 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Minnesota looks to rebound from a loss to the Royals, who beat them 11-2 on Saturday behind a start from Sean O'Sullivan at Kauffman Stadium.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Chi White Sox are 9-1
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Baltimore are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Twins at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 19 of Minnesota's last 25 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Minnesota's last 15 games on the road
Minnesota is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 19 of Kansas City's last 25 games when playing Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Chi White Sox, Tuesday, May 3
Kansas City home to Baltimore, Tuesday, May 3

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