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Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Preview and Pick

MLB wagering interest swings to the Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals battle on Friday at Kauffman Stadium as the Royals try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

It's a pitching duel between Ian Kennedy for the Kansas City Royals (4-10 on the year) and Ervin Santana for Minnesota Twins (14-7 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Kansas City Royals were listed as 110 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 9.5 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.4-3.6 win for the Twins on Friday. 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

69-70 Kansas City battles the Twins, currently with a 73-67 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Minnesota injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Kansas City Royals at No. 29 and the Minnesota Twins at No. 2 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Kansas City Royals No. 23 ranked offense (4.35 runs per game) against a Minnesota Twins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 22 at 4.96 runs allowed per game. The Kansas City Royals have been averaging 8.86 hits per game, more than the Minnesota Twins have managed so far this season (8.8 hits on average).

Kansas City owns the No. 18 defense, allowing 4.35 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Minnesota's No. 22-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Minnesota looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Royals, a 4-2 final on Thursday in support of K Gibson at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Minnesota is 16-6 ATS in its last 22 games
  • Minnesota is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games when playing Kansas City
  • Kansas City is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games
  • Kansas City is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Minnesota at Kansas City, Saturday, September 9th