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The Minnesota Twins and the Kansas City Royals will meet on the field at Kauffman Stadium on Monday in a battle of division rivals.

The Twins will give the ball to starter Kevin Correia in this one. Righthander Correia is 7-7 this season with a 4.49 ERA.

Correia's opponent in this one will be Jeremy Guthrie. The Royals righthander has a 4.22 ERA to go along with a 11-7 record this season.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Astros on August 4. Bettors who backed the Twins at -169 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 6-2 winner on the road against the Mets. Bettors on Kansas City at -147 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Minnesota has won 3 straight games.
Kansas City has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Minnesota: 48-60 SU
Kansas City: 56-52 SU

Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Monday are 1-9
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 5-3
After a win are 9-1

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Minnesota's last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Minnesota's last 22 games
Minnesota is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Kansas City is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota
Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Kansas City home to Minnesota, Tuesday, August 6