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Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Preview and Pick

The Kansas City Royals will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the Minnesota Twins pay a visit to Kauffman Stadium.

It's a pitching duel between Danny Duffy for the Kansas City Royals (2-4 on the year) and Ervin Santana for Minnesota Twins (0-0 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Kansas City was a -138 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.6-3.3 result in favor of 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 (45-33) will face the 43-38 Twins in this tilt. 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. 18 (Kansas City Royals) and the No. 19 (Minnesota Twins) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Kansas City owns the No. 4 ranking for hits at 9.17 per game. By contrast, the Minnesota Twins are rated No. 20 in the same category at 8.37 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Kansas City has the No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Twins own the No. 16 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Minnesota got the job done in their last match in a 5-3 victory over Kansas City on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium behind starter M Pelfrey.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing Kansas City
  • Minnesota is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
  • Kansas City is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing Minnesota

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota home to Baltimore, Monday, July 6th
Kansas City home to Tampa Bay, Monday, July 6th