Thursday, April 16, 2015
Target Field in Minneapolis
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Probable Pitchers: (L) Vargas, J (1-0) vs. (L) Milone, T (1-0)
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The Kansas City Royals take on the Minnesota Twins on Thursday at Target Field in Minneapolis.
The Royals are 4-0 in their last 4 games vs. a left-handed starter and are 6-0 in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400. Kansas City is 9-1 in their last 10 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400 and are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15. The over is 4-0 in the Royals last 4 games as a road favorite and is 5-1 in their last 6 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
The Twins are 18-37 in their last 55 games after losing the first 2 games of a series and are 25-53 in their last 78 games as a home underdog. Minnesota is
15-36 in their last 51 games as an underdog and are 36-90 in their last 126 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15. The over is 8-1 in the Twins
last 9 home games vs. a left-handed starter and is 6-1 in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
In head to head matchups, the Royals are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Minnesota and are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Minnesota.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 5-2-0 against the over/under
The run differential for the Kansas City Royals is 4.9
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 4-3-0 against the over/under
The run differential for the Minnesota Twins is -4.1
Injuries to Watch
Kansas City Royals
04/15/15 RF Alex Rios Hand 15-day DL (4/14)
04/13/15 P Yordano Ventura Calf left last game, "?" next start
04/06/15 P Luke Hochevar Elbow 15-day DL (4/6)
04/06/15 P Tim Collins Elbow 15-day DL (4/6)
04/04/15 P Kris Medlen Elbow 60-day DL (3/07)
04/10/15 P Ricky Nolasco Elbow 15-day DL (4/9)
04/04/15 P Ervin Santana Suspension expected to miss 80 games
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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