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MLB Odds Betting - Minnesota Twins Underdogs vs Royals at Kansas City

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

For the Kansas City Royals, Jason Hammel gets the ball, charged with keeping the Minnesota Twins hitters off the base paths. He'll face Phil Hughes, 3-1 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The moneyline was hovering in the range of -113 for the Kansas City Royals in this one over at Bovada. The over under number was sitting near 8.5 at 5Dimes.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.3-3.5 win for 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kansas City Royals sport a record of 7-15 heading into this matchup, while the Minnesota Twins sit at 11-11 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Minnesota injuries news.

This game puts the Kansas City Royals, most recently No. 30 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Minnesota Twins, who rate a No. 15 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Kansas City Royals No. 30 ranked offense (2.64 runs per game) against a Minnesota Twins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 8 at 4.18 runs allowed per game. The Kansas City Royals have been averaging 6.77 hits per game, less than the Minnesota Twins have managed so far this season (7.82 hits on average).

Minnesota brings the No. 8-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals's No. 10-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
  • Kansas City is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Kansas City's last 14 games
  • Kansas City is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Kansas City, Sunday, April 30th