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Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Betting Odds Preview and Pick

Kansas City Royals

vs

Texas Rangers
Saturday, August 23, 2014 8:05 PM ET
Globe Life Park

MLB wagering interest swings to the Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers battle on Saturday at Globe Life Park as the Rangers try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

Texas sends Nick Tepesch out against Jeremy Guthrie for the Kansas City Royals in this game. Tepesch is 4-7 with a 4.15 ERA on the season, while Guthrie is 9-10 on the year and has a 4.42 ERA.

Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to pick the Texas Rangers in this matchup found them as 104 underdogs on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 9 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.5-3.2 result in favor of the Royals. 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 sport a record of 49-78 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 71-56 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Kansas City injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Texas Rangers rated this week at No. 26 and the Kansas City Royals sitting at No. 7.

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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 3.89 in runs allowed per game. The Texas Rangers have averaged 8.65 hits per game so far, less than Kansas City Royals batters have averaged on the year (9.09 hits per game).

Texas owns the No. 29 defense, allowing 3.98 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's No. 13-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City won its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Rangers on August 22. Bettors who backed the Royals at -142 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window. The Royals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Colby Lewis and the Rangers 6-3 on Friday at Globe Life Park.

Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Betting Odds Trends

Kansas City is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games
Kansas City is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing Texas
Texas is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games
Texas is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas's last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Texas, Sunday, August 24th