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Minnesota Twins Face the Kansas City Royals Thursday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

The Kansas City Royals will look to improve on a 44-31 record when they take on the Minnesota Twins, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Thursday.

Chris Young will take the mound for the Kansas City Royals, and he'll carry a 7-3 record into the contest. Kyle Gibson gets the ball for the Minnesota Twins; he's 5-6 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Minnesota Twins were 149 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Royals to win this game 3.8-3.2. 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 bring a 44-31 record to the battle against the 41-37 Twins. 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. 11 (Kansas City Royals) and the No. 20 (Minnesota Twins) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Kansas City Royals No. 11 ranked offense (4.29 runs per game) against a Minnesota Twins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 16 at 4.19 runs allowed per game. The Kansas City Royals have been averaging 9.23 hits per game, more than the Minnesota Twins have managed so far this season (8.33 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Minnesota owns the No. 25-rated road mark, allowing 4.58 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Twins endured a 2-1 loss at the hands of the Reds on Wednesday, with Trevor May throwing 6.1 innings of 6-hit ball at Great American Ball Park.

Kansas City didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-5 to Houston on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
  • Minnesota is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
  • Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home
  • Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
  • Kansas City is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Kansas City, Friday, July 3rd