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April 22, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Odds

12-7TEAM RECORD11-7

Kansas City pays a visit to Texas on Friday, hoping to shut down the Rangers bats in baseball action at Rangers Ballpark.

The Rangers will turn to Derek Holland and his 2-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Royals send Jeff Francis (0-1) to the hill.

View Kansas City vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rangers were listed as -160 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9 earlier on Monday.

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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 9.5 hits per game. That compares with Texas’s No. 5 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the American League at home, scoring 6 runs per game.

The Royals were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at +105 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Kansas City looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Indians, a 3-2 final on Thursday in support of Sean O'Sullivan at Kauffman Stadium.

In their last action, Texas was a 4-1 loser at home against the Angels. Bettors on Los Angeles at -103 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Rangers endured a 4-1 loss at the hands of the Angels on Wednesday, with Matt Harrison throwing 6 2/3 innings of 4-hit ball at Rangers Ballpark.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing LA Angels are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Royals at Rangers trends to consider:
Kansas City is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
Kansas City is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Kansas City is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing Texas
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Texas is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Kansas City
Texas is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 7 games

Next up:
Kansas City at Texas, Saturday, April 23

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