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Royals visit Minnesota Twins in MLB clash

Kansas City RoyalsMinnesota Twins
July 1, 2:10 PM | GrassTarget Field

Kansas City Royals vs Minnesota Twins Odds

35-41TEAM RECORD32-45

Minnesota will look to improve on its 32-45 record when take on Kansas City, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Sunday.

Bruce Chen gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Royals on this day; he's 7-6 on the season. The Twins, meanwhile, will counter with Francisco Liriano, who will be looking to improve on his 2-7 mark.

View Kansas City vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Twins as -130 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 14-ranked Twins and the American League No. 7-rated Royals in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Minnesota owns the No. 9 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.7 per game. By contrast, the Royals are rated No. 4 in the same category at 9.1 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the American League's No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.8 runs per game on the highway. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 5-1 loser on the road against the Twins. Bettors on Minnesota at +121 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Royals endured a 5-1 loss at the hands of the Twins on Saturday, with Luke Hochevar throwing 6 innings of 8-hit ball at Target Field.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 2-8
After playing Minnesota are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 2-8
After playing Kansas City are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Royals at Twins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games at home
Minnesota is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Toronto, Monday, July 2
Minnesota at Detroit, Monday, July 2