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Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals in MLB Betting Odds

Minnesota Twins


Kansas City Royals
Friday, April 18, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Kauffman Stadium

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

Kansas City hands the ball to starter Jason Vargas in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-0 mark on the year. Minnesota counters with Ricky Nolasco, who will try to quiet the fans and the Royals bats at the same time.

Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to pick the Kansas City Royals in this matchup found them as -162 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 8.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.1-4.1 win for the Twins on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Kansas City (7-7) will face the 8-7 Twins in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Minnesota injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 21-rated Kansas City Royals and the league No. 23-ranked Minnesota Twins, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Stats Matchup

The game also pits Kansas City Royals No. 26-rated offense, averaging 3.36 runs per game, against a Minnesota Twins defense that ranks No. 28 at 5.2 in runs allowed per game. The Kansas City Royals have averaged 8.14 hits per game so far, less than Minnesota Twins batters have averaged on the year (8.33 hits per game).

Defensively, Minnesota features the No. 29-rated defense on the road, allowing 6.33 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 at home, scoring 3.83 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Minnesota won its last outing, a 9-5 result against the Blue Jays on April 17. Bettors who backed the Twins at +114 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (14) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Minnesota got the job done in their last match in a 9-5 victory over Toronto on Thursday at Target Field behind starter Mike Pelfrey.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 5-1 winner as they battled the Astros on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at -133 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Royals hope for a dominant pitching performance similar to their last game when James Shields struck out 12 batters in 5-1 victory on Thursday at Minute Maid Park.

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Kansas City, Saturday, April 19th