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Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins Free MLB Moneyline Pick

Time: 2:10 PM EST Sunday August 17, 2014

Location: Target Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Minnesota Twins host the Kansas City Royals in an American League Central match up.

In their last games: In Game 2 of this 4-game series yesterday the Twins beat the Royals 4-1.

In yesterdays game Twins’ starter Phil Hughes only gave up 1 run on 7 hits in the 4-1 Minnesota win.

These 2 teams have split the 14 games facing each other this season.

Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

The Royals are 4-0 in Jeremy Guthrie’s last 4 starts as a road favorite.

The Royals are 4-1 in Guthrie’s last 5 starts against the Twins.

Tommy Milone makes his second start for the Twins since being traded by the Oakland A’s.

Pitching Match Up

Kansas City: Jeremy Guthrie (8-10, 4.45 ERA)
Minnesota: Tommy Milone (6-3, 3.52 ERA)

Betting Odds

Money Line: Royals -105 / Twins -105
Run Line: Kansas -1.5 +155
Total Line: U 8 -105 runs

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records

Kansas City Royals: 67-55 SU / O/U 55-62 / Run Line W/L 70-52
Minnesota Twins: 55-66 SU / O/U 59-57 / Run Line W/L 62-59

Key Betting Trends

• KC is 5-1 in their last 6 road games.
• KC is 19-7 in their last 26 overall.
• KC has an Under record of 10-3 in their last 13 road games.
• MINN is -13 in their last 19 home games.
• MINN is 3-7 in their last 10 games as a home underdog.
• MINN has an Under record of 9-4 in their last 13 home games.

Key Player Injuries

ROYALS

Scott Downs Cervical facet sprain on 15-day DL(8/3)
Luke Hochevar Left elbow surgery – out for season on 60-day DL(3/21)
Eric Hosmer Stress fracture, right hand on 15-day DL(8/1)

TWINS

Mike Pelfrey Left groin strain on 60-day DL(5/2)

Money Line Pick:

Minnesota has been playing well enough with 4 wins in their last 6 and have an apparent edge in pitching today. Royals’ starter Jeremy Guthrie has been up and down in recent starts making taking a position on the Royals when he starts a risky proposition. Tommy Millone was sharp in his first start in over a month and first for his new team. He’s has not faced Kansas City this season, but his 4 previous career starts against them were were outstanding with 4 quality starts and his team winning 3 of the 4 games.

Take the Minnesota Twins -105‏

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