MLB Picks: Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins
The Minnesota Twins have won their last five games as home favorites, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks on Thursday as they open up a four-game series against the Kansas City Royals at Target Field.
Courtesy of SBR Forum, the Twins are listed as minus-130 favorites in the pro baseball odds, while the total sits at nine in the betting market.
Let's take a closer look at this American League Central matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.
Kansas City Royals
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The Kansas City Royals have alternated wins and losses over their last four contests. They now hit the road after picking up a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves as plus-114 home underdogs on Wednesday.
Royals starting pitcher Jeremy Guthrie has compiled a 2-6 record and 7.18 ERA in the month of June since the start of the 2012 season.
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The Minnesota Twins return home after a 1-4 road trip, which included a disappointing 5-3 setback to the Miami Marlins as plus-101 underdogs on Wednesday.
Twins starting pitcher Samuel Deduno is 2-0 with a 0.73 ERA in two career starts versus the Kansas City Royals.
I'm going to recommend that readers back the Minnesota Twins as one of their MLB picks on Thursday, as they've won seven of their last eight home games against teams with a losing record.
MLB Pick: Minnesota Twins minus-130
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