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Liam Hendriks, Luke Hochevar take mound in Royals vs Twins tilt

Minnesota TwinsKansas City Royals
Sep 14, 4:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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The Minnesota Twins will look to grab a road win when they take on the Royals in Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday in baseball odds action.

For the Royals, Luke Hochevar gets the ball, charged with keeping the Twins hitters off the base paths. He'll face Liam Hendriks, 0-1 on the year.

View Minnesota vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Kansas City opened as -150 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. 10 in the American League and the Twins at No. 14 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kansas City's No. 6-rated American League offense, averaging 4.4 runs per game, against a Twins defense that ranks No. 13 in the American League at 4.9 in runs allowed per game. The Royals have averaged 9.4 hits per game so far, more than Twins batters have averaged on the year (8.2 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Minnesota owns the American League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 4.9 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 4-0 loser on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Kansas City at -134 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Minnesota didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Bruce Chen in a losing cause, 4-0, against Kansas City on Tuesday.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

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

Next up:
Minnesota home to Cleveland, Friday, September 16
Kansas City home to Chi White Sox, Thursday, September 15