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Kansas City Royals Home to the Minnesota Twins in MLB Betting Odds Action

The Kansas City Royals host Minnesota on Sunday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 70-71 mark against the 74-68 Twins in MLB betting odds action at Kauffman Stadium.

The Kansas City Royals will rely on Jason Vargas to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Bartolo Colon will be his counterpart for the Minnesota Twins. Jason Vargas is 14-10 this season, and Bartolo Colon is 6-11.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Kansas City Royals in this matchup found them as -125 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 10 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.2-4.0 victory 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 70-71 heading into this matchup, while the Minnesota Twins sit at 74-68 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 Twins if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Kansas City is rated No. 29 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Minnesota is at No. 2.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Kansas City Royals No. 23-ranked scoring average of 4.36 runs per game, against a Minnesota Twins offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4.94 runs per game. The Royals have averaged 8.88 hits per game to date this season, more than the Twins hitters have managed (8.81 per nine innings).

Minnesota brings the No. 22-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals's No. 18-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Minnesota suffered a 5-2 loss against Kansas City on Saturday, as Jose Berrios wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Minnesota is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 12 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Minnesota's last 12 games when playing Kansas City
  • Kansas City is 7-16 ATS in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Kansas City is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota home to San Diego, Tuesday, September 12th
Kansas City home to Chicago, Monday, September 11th

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