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MINNESOTA (8-7) AT KANSAS CITY (7-7) 
Premium Matchup Information Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
925: MINNESOTA
926: KANSAS CITY
7.5
-145
8-7
7-7
12-3-0
5-8-1
5.7 / 5.2
3.4 / 3.8
(R) R NOLASCO
(L) J VARGAS
1-1
1-0
5.50
1.64
1.61
0.86
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: Fair   Temperature: 66.0 °
Humidity: 26   Wind: from the North at 16.1 gusting to 28.8 MPH (14 gusting to 25
 
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
RICKY NOLASCO recent results and season statistics
RICKY NOLASCO - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts5.501.6111-13186.01111223792-1+23-0
Road Starts9.002.3000-12105.01010173651-1+0.62-0
Last 3 Starts5.501.6111-13186.01111223792-1+23-0
RICKY NOLASCO - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
4/12/2014KANSAS CITY7-1+1307.5Win,OverW8115014SHIELDS(R)
4/6/2014at CLEVELAND10-7+1657.5Win,Over 4557141MASTERSON(R)
3/31/2014at CHI WHITE SOX3-5+1657Loss,OverL65510224SALE(L)

JASON VARGAS recent results and season statistics
JASON VARGAS - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts1.640.8641-03227.3441435121-2-1.20-3
Home Starts1.120.6251-0188.01141121-0+10-1
Last 3 Starts1.640.8641-03227.3441435121-2-1.20-3
JASON VARGAS - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
4/13/2014at MINNESOTA3-4-1258Loss,Under 7225134CORREIA(R)
4/7/2014TAMPA BAY4-2-1158Win,UnderW8114112MOORE(L)
4/2/2014at DETROIT1-2+1707.5Loss,Under 7115116SCHERZER(R)
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
RICKY NOLASCO vs. KANSAS CITY since 1997
NOLASCO is 1-0 when starting against KANSAS CITY with an ERA of 1.13 and a WHIP of 0.750.
His team's record is 1-0 (+1.3 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)
RICKY NOLASCO recent starts vs. KANSAS CITY
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
4/12/2014KANSAS CITY7-1+1307.5Win,OverW8115014SHIELDS(R)

JASON VARGAS vs. MINNESOTA since 1997
VARGAS is 2-3 when starting against MINNESOTA with an ERA of 5.05 and a WHIP of 1.664.
His team's record is 4-5 (-2.1 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 3-5. (-2.9 units)
JASON VARGAS recent starts vs. MINNESOTA
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
4/13/2014at MINNESOTA3-4-1258Loss,Under 7225134CORREIA(R)
4/16/2013at MINNESOTA6-8-1359Loss,OverL3.3559020PELFREY(R)
8/29/2012at MINNESOTA0-10-1109Loss,OverL4.7669225DEDUNO(R)
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
MINNESOTA - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/4/2014PELFREY(R)@ CLEVELANDSALAZAR(R)2-7L1657.5 unO9801070
4/5/2014GIBSON(R)@ CLEVELANDCARRASCO(R)7-3W1508 ovO1080560
4/6/2014NOLASCO(R)@ CLEVELANDMASTERSON(R)10-7W1657.5 unO98015121
4/7/2014CORREIA(R)OAKLANDKAZMIR(L)3-8L+1308 unO61001050
4/9/2014HUGHES(R)OAKLANDCHAVEZ(R)4-7L+1258.5 unO13110750
4/10/2014PELFREY(R)OAKLANDSTRAILY(R)1-6L+1258.5 unU34013100
4/11/2014GIBSON(R)KANSAS CITYCHEN(L)10-1W+1158 unO1190571
4/12/2014NOLASCO(R)KANSAS CITYSHIELDS(R)7-1W+1307.5 unO640662
4/13/2014CORREIA(R)KANSAS CITYVARGAS(L)4-3W+1158 unU552741
4/15/2014HUGHES(R)TORONTOMORROW(R)3-9L+1157.5 ovO71111491
4/17/2014GIBSON(R)TORONTODICKEY(R)7-0W+1107.5 unU1082442
4/17/2014PELFREY(R)TORONTOMCGOWAN(R)9-5W+1208 unO81028110
4/18/2014NOLASCO(R)@ KANSAS CITYVARGAS(L) 
4/19/2014CORREIA(R)@ KANSAS CITYCHEN(L) 
4/20/2014HUGHES(R)@ KANSAS CITYVENTURA(R) 
4/22/2014PELFREY(R)@ TAMPA BAYODORIZZI(R) 
4/23/2014GIBSON(R)@ TAMPA BAYPRICE(L) 
4/24/2014NOLASCO(R)@ TAMPA BAYBEDARD(L) 
4/25/2014 DETROIT  

KANSAS CITY - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/4/2014GUTHRIE(R)CHI WHITE SOXJOHNSON(R)7-5W-1508.5 unO13122990
4/5/2014CHEN(L)CHI WHITE SOXDANKS(L)4-3W-1458 unU761891
4/6/2014SHIELDS(R)CHI WHITE SOXSALE(L)1-5L-1157 unU751862
4/7/2014VARGAS(L)TAMPA BAYMOORE(L)4-2W-1158 unU871660
4/8/2014VENTURA(R)TAMPA BAYARCHER(R)0-1L+1007.5 evU9100451
4/9/2014GUTHRIE(R)TAMPA BAYODORIZZI(R)7-3W+1058.5 ovO1040861
4/11/2014CHEN(L)@ MINNESOTAGIBSON(R)1-10L-1258 unO5711190
4/12/2014SHIELDS(R)@ MINNESOTANOLASCO(R)1-7L-1407.5 unO662640
4/13/2014VARGAS(L)@ MINNESOTACORREIA(R)3-4L-1258 unU741552
4/15/2014VENTURA(R)@ HOUSTONHARRELL(R)4-2W-1658.5 unU761451
4/16/2014GUTHRIE(R)@ HOUSTONKEUCHEL(L)6-4W-1158 unO139410120
4/17/2014SHIELDS(R)@ HOUSTONFELDMAN(R)5-1W-1307.5 unU930551
4/18/2014VARGAS(L)MINNESOTANOLASCO(R) 
4/19/2014CHEN(L)MINNESOTACORREIA(R) 
4/20/2014VENTURA(R)MINNESOTAHUGHES(R) 
4/21/2014GUTHRIE(R)@ CLEVELANDMCALLISTER(R) 
4/22/2014SHIELDS(R)@ CLEVELANDSALAZAR(R) 
4/23/2014VARGAS(L)@ CLEVELANDMASTERSON(R) 
4/24/2014CHEN(L)@ CLEVELANDKLUBER(R) 
4/25/2014 @ BALTIMORE  
Team Statistics
Peformance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below. Categories where a team has performed poorly are denoted in red. Categories where a team has performed well are denoted in green.
MINNESOTA - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games8-7+3.312-35.70.2450.3495.20.2650.339
Road Games3-3+1.46-06.30.2590.3476.30.3020.378
vs Left-handed Starters3-2+1.54-16.00.2300.3395.20.2720.324
Past 7 Games5-2+3.94-35.90.2280.3523.60.2420.312
Grass Games8-7+3.312-35.70.2450.3495.20.2650.339
Night Games2-1+1.33-07.30.2630.4115.00.2620.361
Division6-3+58-16.60.2510.3464.80.2670.335
MINNESOTA - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games5.70.2450.3491551112542120.02758213412120129163
Road Games6.30.2590.3476216562030.013429624485272
Lefty Starters6.00.2300.3395165381530.022727435344350
MINNESOTA - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.761.39251272749422434-23350%
Road Games6.851.83522.3171730211162-12250%

KANSAS CITY - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games7-7-15-83.40.2450.3043.80.2120.279
Home Games4-2+1.92-43.80.2810.3523.20.2180.258
vs Right-handed Starters4-6-2.84-53.20.2370.2943.90.2060.280
Past 7 Games4-3+0.24-33.90.2390.2854.40.2100.292
Grass Games7-7-15-83.40.2450.3043.80.2120.279
Night Games4-2+1.82-43.30.2490.3093.30.1950.263
Division2-6-53-42.60.2230.2895.00.2360.314
KANSAS CITY - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.40.2450.304144661143140.014540761093171356
Home Games3.80.2810.3526192541010.012221355449422
Righty Starters3.20.2370.29410333792420.0130275076610753
KANSAS CITY - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.931.39834.3191528020432-45362.5%
Home Games6.431.4291411101505151-13175%
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
Games over the last 3 seasons
KANSAS CITY is 22-18 (-1.4 Units) against MINNESOTA over the last 3 seasons
20 of 40 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=-1.4 Units, Under=-2.4 Units)
Games this season
MINNESOTA is 3-0 (+3.6 Units) against KANSAS CITY this season
2 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.0 Units)

All games at KANSAS CITY over the last 3 seasons
MINNESOTA is 8-10 (+1.4 Units) against KANSAS CITY over the last 3 seasons
10 of 18 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+0.9 Units)
Games played at KANSAS CITY this season.
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
4/13/2014KANSAS CITY3-125 Under70041VARGAS(L) 7253
 MINNESOTA4+1158 unWin51352CORREIA(R) 7361
4/12/2014KANSAS CITY1-140 Over60062SHIELDS(R)L5.7163
 MINNESOTA7+1307.5 unWin62040NOLASCO(R)W8151
4/11/2014KANSAS CITY1-125 Over50071CHEN(L)L3.7672
 MINNESOTA10+1158 unWin111090GIBSON(R)W6.3154
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
MINNESOTA team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games8-7+3.3140-199-15.81366-1428-29.712-3160-1651255-1401
as a road underdog of +100 to +1251-1+0.211-20-7.1146-183-18.92-017-12148-161
as a road underdog of +125 to +1502-0+2.831-26+16.2153-198+11.22-030-26162-175
in road games3-3+1.472-96+14.3633-761-36-079-82618-706
in April games8-6+4.325-34-0.8212-216+2.911-332-26200-207
when playing on Friday1-1+0.119-32-6.4222-219+11.12-023-28217-206
against division opponents6-3+570-87+4617-550+45.88-174-77536-579
in games played on a grass field8-7+3.3138-188-8.3721-851-23.112-3156-156717-779
in night games2-1+1.385-123-12.8921-935+1.43-0103-96851-915
against left-handed starters3-2+1.541-53-0.5383-431-40.34-143-48365-419
after a win3-3+1.156-79-11706-651+45.15-164-61597-685

KANSAS CITY team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games7-7-1165-173+0.31178-1587-134.15-8139-1831305-1328
as a home favorite of -125 to -1502-0+223-16+1110-94-18.41-120-18105-86
in home games4-2+1.985-83-6.2619-759-115.82-467-91680-633
in April games7-6027-31-2.6176-239-32.55-826-30205-197
when playing on Friday1-1-0.219-32-11.7176-262-42.92-023-26216-203
against division opponents2-6-5.180-76+3.8513-647-313-469-82559-549
in games played on a grass field7-7-1158-166-2.71065-1423-128.45-8133-1761186-1188
in night games4-2+1.8112-112+5795-1071-992-488-125859-920
against right-handed starters4-6-2.9113-120-1.7851-1113-60.44-5103-117947-921
after a win3-3-0.479-85-6.4509-668-67.72-468-91574-560
after 3 or more consecutive wins0-0017-22-7.194-126-270-014-25105-106
when playing against a team with a winning record2-0+285-82+24.4578-849-25.71-163-94670-689
Team Line Action - Where the money is going!
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
As indicated by the movement of the line, the betting public is favoring MINNESOTA in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in MINNESOTA games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1123, -174.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in MINNESOTA games 54.1% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (153-130, +3.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in KANSAS CITY games 49.5% of the time since 1997. (1077-1098, -160.0 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in KANSAS CITY games 51.9% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (149-138, -7.4 units)
Edge=KANSAS CITY
 
The betting public is favoring the UNDER in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in MINNESOTA games 50.4% of the time since 1997. (883-868, -103.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in MINNESOTA games 45.7% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (106-126, -35.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in KANSAS CITY games 51.7% of the time since 1997. (919-859, -58.0 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in KANSAS CITY games 55.2% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (139-113, +11.2 units)
No Edge.
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
 Power Line
TeamPitcherEstimateEdge
MINNESOTANOLASCO +192 
KANSAS CITYVARGAS-192
Key Player Injuries
MINNESOTA
[LF] 04/11/2014 - Josh Willingham 15-day DL (4/7) ( Wrist )
[RF] 04/09/2014 - Oswaldo Arcia 15-day DL (4/5) ( Wrist )
[SS] 04/07/2014 - Jason Bartlett 15-day DL (4/7) ( Ankle )
KANSAS CITY
[P] 04/18/2014 - Bruce Chen is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Minnesota Twins ( Back )
[CF] 04/18/2014 - Lorenzo Cain 15-day DL (4/17) ( Groin )
[CF] 04/18/2014 - Jarrod Dyson out indefinitely ( Personal )
[P] 04/09/2014 - Francisley Bueno 15-day DL (4/7) ( Finger )
[P] 04/09/2014 - Tim Collins 15-day DL (4/7) ( Elbow )
[P] 03/30/2014 - Luke Hochevar 15-day DL (3/21) ( Elbow )
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