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Minnesota Twins Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Kansas City Royals

Minnesota Twins


Kansas City Royals
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Kauffman Stadium

Kauffman Stadium hosts an MLB battle between the Kansas City Royals and the visiting Minnesota Twins on Wednesday.

Philip Hughes, with a record of 14-8 on the season, gets the ball for the Minnesota Twins, while the Kansas City Royals trot Liam Hendriks to the mound in this one. He is 1-0 so far in 2014.

Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Opening Odds and Betting Line

The moneyline was hovering in the range of -149 for the Kansas City Royals in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 7.5 at 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Royals to win this game 4.5-4. 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

The Kansas City Royals sport a record of 73-58 heading into this matchup, while the Minnesota Twins sit at 58-73 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Minnesota injuries news.

The Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins odds would favor the Royals if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Kansas City is rated No. 4 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Minnesota is at No. 18.

How Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Stats Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas City has baseball's No. 14-rated offensive output, at 9.01 hits per game. The Minnesota Twins average 8.6 hits per game, good for No. 16 on the list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Kansas City has the No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the No. 25 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Twins were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at -161 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. Minnesota suffered a 2-1 loss against Kansas City on Tuesday, as Ricky Nolasco wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Trends

Minnesota is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Kansas City
Kansas City is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games
Kansas City is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Minnesota

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Kansas City, Thursday, August 28th