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Minnesota Twins host Kansas City Royals in baseball action

Kansas City RoyalsMinnesota Twins
April 28, 1:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Odds

6-14TEAM RECORD5-15

MLB wagering interest swings to the Minnesota vs Kansas City battle on Saturday at Target Field as the Twins try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The match puts starter Bruce Chen for the Royals on the hill facing Jason Marquis for the Twins. Chen brings a 0-2 mark to the game, while Marquis is 1-0 to date on the season.

View Kansas City vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Minnesota sat as +105 underdogs. The total was set at 9.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 12-ranked Twins and the American League No. 9-rated Royals in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Minnesota's American League No. 12-ranked scoring average of 3.8 runs per game, against a Royals offense rated No. 11 and scoring 4 runs per game in the league. The Twins have averaged 9 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (9.1 per nine innings).

Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.1 runs per game. Minnesota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the American League at home, scoring 4.2 runs per game.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 7-6 winner on the road against the Twins. Bettors on Kansas City at +101 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Kansas City looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Twins, a 7-6 final on Friday in support of Everett Teaford at Target Field.

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

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

A few Royals at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Kansas City's last 22 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Minnesota is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Minnesota, Sunday, April 29

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