The Rangers will try to complete the home sweep of the Royals this afternoon and the trends are heavily in their favor. Texas will send out newly acquired pitcher Lucas Harrell (2-2, 3.38 ERA) to make his first Rangers start vs Dillon Gee (3-4, 4.54 ERA) and the defending World Series Champions.
- In the month of July, the Royals are just 2-10 on the road.
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the last 9 games between the Rangers and Royals.
- The Rangers have won 5 straight games vs the Royals.
Harrell only made five starts for the Braves before being traded to the desperate for starting pitcher Rangers. In that small sample size, however, Harrell posted the best numbers of his career and is coming off a clean six-inning, four-hit, no-run performance against the Twins.
In two starts since being promoted to the starting rotation, Dillon Gee has given up a combined eight runs in 10.1 innings pitching. He has a 5.82 ERA during the day and a 6.06 ERA this month. Gee is actually from Arlington so maybe he will pitch well in front of his hometown crowd?
I’m finding myself really grasping at straws for the Royals here. Fading them on the road has been very profitable this season and I see no reason why that trend stops today.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Texas sat as -140 favorites earlier in the day at Bodog. The over/under total was set at 10.5, according to MyBookie.
Odds – Shark
computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 6.0-2.2 victory for the Rangers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Texas (61-44) will face the 49-54 Royals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Kansas City injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 29 (Texas Rangers) and the No. 28 (Kansas City Royals) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas has baseball’s No. 7-rated offensive output, at 9 hits per game. The Kansas City Royals average 9.02 hits per game, good for No. 9 on the list.
Defensively, Kansas City features the No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.35 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 at home, scoring 5.18 runs per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Kansas City didn’t get the job done in their last match, falling 2-1 to Texas on Saturday at Globe Life Park.
- Kansas City is 8-15 ATS in its last 23 games
- Kansas City is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
- Kansas City is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
- Kansas City is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
- Texas is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
- Texas is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
- Texas is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games at home
- Texas is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Kansas City at Tampa Bay, Monday, August 1st
Texas at Baltimore, Tuesday, August 2nd