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Kansas City Royals Starter Bruce Chen Out to Silence Minnesota Twins Bats in MLB Contest

Minnesota Twins


Kansas City Royals
Saturday, April 19, 2014 2:10 PM ET
Kauffman Stadium

The Kansas City Royals get a visit from the Minnesota Twins in MLB baseball betting action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Kevin Correia, with a record of 0-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Minnesota Twins, while the Kansas City Royals trot Bruce Chen to the mound in this one. He is 0-1 so far in 2014.

Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those going with the Kansas City Royals in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -146 at TopBet for Saturday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8.5 at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.6-4.3 result in favor of the Twins. 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

8-7 Kansas City battles the Twins, currently with a 8-8 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Minnesota injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 21 (Kansas City Royals) and the No. 23 (Minnesota Twins) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Stats Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Minnesota Twins rank No. 17 at 8.31 hits per game. That compares with the Kansas City Royals No. 16 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Minnesota owns the No. 28-rated road mark, allowing 6.14 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 18 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 5-0 result against the Royals on April 18. Bettors who backed the Royals at -143 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Minnesota didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Jason Vargas in a losing cause, 5-0, against Kansas City on Friday.

Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Trends

Minnesota is 5-1-1 SU in its last 7 games
Minnesota is 4-10-1 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Minnesota is 4-9-1 SU in its last 14 games when playing Kansas City
Minnesota is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Kansas City is 15-6-1 SU in its last 22 games at home
Kansas City is 15-7-1 SU in its last 23 games when playing Minnesota
Kansas City is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Minnesota
Kansas City is 8-2-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Kansas City, Sunday, April 20th