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Twins face Kansas City Royals: MLB odds preview and stats

Minnesota TwinsKansas City Royals
June 5, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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The Kansas City Royals will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Minnesota Twins invade Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday.

Francisco Liriano, with a record of 1-5 on the season, gets the ball for the Twins, while the Royals trot Bruce Chen to the mound in this one. He is 4-5 so far in 2012.

View Minnesota vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Royals in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -145 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Royals sit at No. 8 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Twins sit at an American League No. 14 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Kansas City owns the No. 3 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.1 per game. By contrast, the Twins are rated No. 11 in the same category at 8.3 per game.

Kansas City owns the American League's No. 10 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Minnesota's American League No. 14-rated defense.

The Twins were a 10-7 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at +130 on the moneyline, while the total score (17) was good news for OVER bettors. The Twins enjoyed a 10-7 victory at the expense of the Royals on Monday, with Cole De Vries throwing 5 innings of 6-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

Minnesota Twins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

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

A few Twins at Royals trends to consider:
Minnesota is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota's last 7 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Kansas City's last 24 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at Kansas City, Wednesday, June 6