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Minnesota Twins Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals get a visit from the Minnesota Twins in MLB baseball betting action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Kyle Gibson, with a record of 6-11 on the season, gets the ball for the Minnesota Twins, while the Kansas City Royals trot Danny Duffy to the mound in this one. He is 12-3 so far in 2016.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Kansas City Royals as -171 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.4-4.2 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

The Kansas City Royals bring a 81-77 record to the battle against the 56-102 Twins. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Minnesota injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 26-rated Kansas City Royals and the league No. 30-ranked Minnesota Twins, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Kansas City Royals No. 23-ranked scoring average of 4.19 runs per game, against a Minnesota Twins offense rated No. 16 and scoring 4.43 runs per game. The Royals have averaged 8.97 hits per game to date this season, more than the Twins hitters have managed (8.71 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Minnesota owns the No. 28-rated road mark, allowing 5.17 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Twins were saddled with a loss last time out in E Santana's start, as they lost 5-2 against Kansas City on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games
  • Minnesota is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Minnesota is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 16 of Kansas City's last 23 games
  • Kansas City is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Chicago, Friday, September 30th
Kansas City home to Cleveland, Friday, September 30th

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