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Minnesota Twins Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Kansas City Royals

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Kansas City and Minnesota on Thursday, with the host Royals trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

The Kansas City Royals will turn to Dillon Gee and his 4-6 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Minnesota Twins send Tyler Duffey (8-8) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Minnesota Twins listed as underdogs of 100 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.9-2.9 victory for the Royals. 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

Kansas City (60-60) will face the 49-71 Twins in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Minnesota injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Kansas City Royals at No. 26 and the Minnesota Twins at No. 11 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas City has baseball's No. 27-rated offensive output, at 8.96 hits per game. The Minnesota Twins average 8.97 hits per game, good for No. 7 on the list.

Minnesota brings the No. 28-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals's No. 11-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Twins grabbed a win last time out, defeating M Foltynewicz and the Braves 10-3 on Wednesday at Turner Field.

The Royals enjoyed a 4-1 victory at the expense of the Tigers on Wednesday, with Y Ventura throwing 1.2 innings of 1-hit ball at Comerica Park.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of Minnesota's last 18 games
  • Minnesota is 18-3 ATS in its last 21 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Minnesota's last 11 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Kansas City's last 18 games
  • Kansas City is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Kansas City, Friday, August 19th