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Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Betting Preview

Texas RangersKansas City Royals
Aug 5, 2:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals Odds

63-43TEAM RECORD44-62

The Royals get a visit from the Texas Rangers in baseball action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Royals will rely on Luke Hochevar to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Derek Holland will be his counterpart for the Rangers. Luke Hochevar is 7-9 this season, and Derek Holland is 7-6.

View Texas vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Kansas City opened as +130 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 9.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 2-rated Rangers taking on the American League's No. 8-rated Royals in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Kansas City owns the No. 2 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.4 per game. By contrast, the Rangers are rated No. 1 in the same category at 9.7 per game.

Kansas City owns the American League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas' American League No. 7-rated defense.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -162 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Texas looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Royals, a 4-2 final on Saturday in support of Scott Feldman at Kauffman Stadium.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Rangers at Royals trends to consider:
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas' last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing at home against Texas
Kansas City is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
Kansas City is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games when playing Texas
Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Texas

Next up:
Texas at Boston, Monday, August 6
Kansas City at Chi White Sox, Monday, August 6

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