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April 27, 8:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Odds


Baseball bettors look for value at Target Field on Friday as host Minnesota battles the Kansas City Royals in baseball odds action.

Everett Teaford, with a record of 0-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Royals, while the Twins trot Carl Pavano to the mound in this one. He is 1-2 so far in 2012.

View Kansas City vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Twins as -130 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Twins sit at No. 12 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Royals sit at an American League No. 9 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Minnesota has the American League's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 8.8 hits per game. The Royals average 9.1 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the American League list.

Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 2.8 runs per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the American League at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

Kansas City won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Indians on April 26. Bettors who backed the Royals at +150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Royals enjoyed a 4-2 victory at the expense of the Indians on Thursday, with Luis Mendoza throwing 5 innings of 4-hit ball at Progressive Field.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 7-6 loser at home against the Red Sox. Bettors on Boston at -118 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Minnesota suffered a 7-6 loss against Boston on Wednesday, as Liam Hendriks wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Target Field.

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

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Boston are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

A few Royals at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Kansas City's last 21 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 9 games
Minnesota is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Minnesota's last 19 games at home

Next up:
Kansas City at Minnesota, Saturday, April 28