Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Betting Odds Preview and Pick

Kansas City Royals

vs

Texas Rangers
Friday, August 22, 2014 8:05 PM ET
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The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Texas and the Kansas City on Friday, with the host Rangers trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

Yordano Ventura, with a record of 9-9 on the season, gets the ball for the Kansas City Royals, while the Texas Rangers trot Colby Lewis to the mound in this one. He is 8-10 so far in 2014.

Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Texas Rangers were listed as 140 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 9 earlier at TopBet.

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Computer Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.5-3.2 win for the Royals on Friday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4.5-3.2 result in favor of the Royals today. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Texas Rangers bring a 49-77 record to the battle against the 70-56 Royals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Kansas City injuries news.

This game puts the Texas Rangers, most recently No. 26 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Kansas City Royals, who rate a No. 7 in the latest survey.

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How Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Stats Matchup

The game also pits Texas Rangers No. 17-rated offense, averaging 3.98 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals defense that ranks No. 13 at 3.9 in runs allowed per game. The Texas Rangers have averaged 8.67 hits per game so far, less than Kansas City Royals batters have averaged on the year (9.09 hits per game).

Kansas City brings the No. 13-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rangers's No. 29-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City was a 5-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Rockies. They lost as -108 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Royals were saddled with a loss last time out in Danny Duffy's start, as they lost 5-2 against Colorado on Wednesday at Coors Field.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Marlins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at +135 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Texas looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Marlins, a 5-4 final on Wednesday in support of Nick Martinez at Marlins Park.

Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Betting Odds Trends

Kansas City is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games
Kansas City is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
Texas is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games
Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas's last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Texas, Saturday, August 23rd