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Kansas City Royals take on Rangers in baseball test

Kansas City RoyalsTexas Rangers
May 29, 3:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Odds

23-28TEAM RECORD27-25

The Texas Rangers host Kansas City on Sunday, looking to build on their 27-25 mark against the 23-28 Royals in MLB betting action at Rangers Ballpark.

Texas hands the ball to starter Alexi Ogando in this one and he'll try to improve on his 5-0 mark on the year. Kansas City counters with Danny Duffy, who will try to quiet the fans and the Rangers bats at the same time.

View Kansas City vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Texas sat as -230 favorites. The total was set at 9.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 4-ranked Rangers and the American League No. 10-rated Royals in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Royals rank No. 2 in the American League at 9.1 hits per game. That compares with Texas’s No. 7 ranking in that category.

Kansas City brings the American League's No. 13-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rangers' league No. 6-ranked defense.

The Royals were a 10-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -200 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. Kansas City didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 10-1 to Texas on Saturday at Rangers Ballpark.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing LA Angels are 5-5
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few Royals at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Texas
Texas is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Texas is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games when playing Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City home to LA Angels, Monday, May 30
Texas at Tampa Bay, Monday, May 30

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