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Samuel Deduno vs Luis Mendoza matchup featured in MLB action

Minnesota TwinsKansas City Royals
June 4, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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Minnesota pays a visit to Kansas City on Tuesday, hoping to shut down the Royals bats in baseball action at Kauffman Stadium.

The Royals will rely on Luis Mendoza to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Samuel Deduno will be his counterpart for the Twins. Luis Mendoza is 1-2 this season, and Samuel Deduno is 1-1.

View Minnesota vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Royals as -118 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.5 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Royals, most recently No. 5 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Twins, who rate an American League No. 15 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Kansas City's American League No. 13-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a Twins offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4.4 runs per game in the league. The Royals have averaged 8.8 hits per game to date this season, more than the Twins hitters have managed (8.4 per nine innings).

Defensively, Minnesota features the American League's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.7 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the American League at home, scoring 3.5 runs per game.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 10-0 winner at home against the Mariners. Bettors on Minnesota at -145 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Minnesota routed Seattle on Sunday by a 10-0 score at Target Field, plating runs all day in baseball betting action.

Kansas City lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Rangers on June 2. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -208 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Royals were saddled with a loss last time out in Ervin Santana's start, as they lost 3-1 against Texas on Sunday at Rangers Ballpark.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

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

A few Twins at Royals trends to consider:
Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 7 games
Minnesota is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Kansas City, Wednesday, June 5