Danny Duffy has been the ace of the Kansas City Royals’ staff, which has led to the team being near unbeatable in his outings. The Royals have won each of Duffy’s past 10 starts with the lefty posting a 2.21 ERA in that span. Duffy and the Royals take to the diamond to challenge the Minnesota Twins Sunday.
- The OVER is 11-3 in the Twins’ past 14 games on the road.
- The Royals are 13-2 in their past 15 games against the Twins.
- Alex Gordon enters Sunday on an 11-game hitting streak.
Ervin Santana has been red-hot for the Twins, as he has quietly been one of the best pitchers in baseball over the past two months. Santana has a 1.84 ERA with a 50-to-12 strikeout-to-walk ratio in his past 10 starts.
The Royals enter Sunday’s affair playing their best baseball of the season, as KC has won 10 of their past 11 games. It has been pitching and defensive dominance that has made the Royals such a difficult task for opponents, as the team has allowed an average of 2.1 runs per game in their past 11 outings.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to pick the Kansas City Royals in this matchup found them as -171 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 8 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bodog.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 7.0-1.2 win for the Royals. 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
The Kansas City Royals sport a record of 63-60 heading into this matchup, while the Minnesota Twins sit at 49-74 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Minnesota injuries news.
This game puts the Kansas City Royals, most recently No. 6 in Odds – Shark
MLB Power Rankings, up against the Minnesota Twins, who rate a No. 15 in the latest survey.
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Kansas City Royals No. 27-ranked scoring average of 4.01 runs per game, against a Minnesota Twins offense rated No. 12 and scoring 4.56 runs per game. The Royals have averaged 9.03 hits per game to date this season, more than the Twins hitters have managed (8.88 per nine innings).
Kansas City owns the No. 9 defense, allowing 4.01 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Minnesota’s No. 29-rated defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Minnesota got the wrong end of the stick in their last game on Saturday, suffering a 10-0 humiliation against Kansas City.
- Minnesota is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
- The total has gone OVER in 16 of Minnesota’s last 21 games
- Minnesota is 19-5 ATS in its last 24 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 11 of Minnesota’s last 14 games on the road
- Kansas City is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
- Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Kansas City’s last 21 games
- Kansas City is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Minnesota home to Detroit, Tuesday, August 23rd
Kansas City at Miami, Tuesday, August 23rd