Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals Betting Preview - April 3

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Don Shapiro
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The last five in Kansas City vs. Minnesota have gone OVER 8.5.  Nine of the last eleven meetings between these teams have gone OVER 8.5. 


PITCHING MATCHUP: Twins RH Kyle Gibson (2018: 10-13, 3.62 ERA) vs. Royals RH Homer Bailey (2018: 1-14, 6.09)

Gibson will be making his season debut after battling E. coli in January and enduring a rough spring. The 31-year-old native of Indiana worked only 7 2/3 innings over three exhibition starts, surrendering five runs and 14 hits. Gibson has posted a 7-5 record with one complete game and a 3.59 ERA in 18 career turns against Kansas City.

Bailey, who was signed to a minor-league contract in February, is expected to join the Royals from extended spring training and attempt to turn around a career that has taken a downward spiral. The 32-year-old Texan went 0-9 over his final 11 starts for Cincinnati in 2018 and has won only nine of his 46 turns over the last four seasons. Bailey allowed six runs over 13 1/3 innings in four games (three starts) this spring but lost his only career start against Minnesota in 2012.

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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