MLB Picks: Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins

Jeff GrantContributor IJune 27, 2013

MLB Picks: Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins

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    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.

Minnesota Twins

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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. 

Prediction

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    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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