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Slumping Rangers Have Been Terrible Runline Play

The Texas Rangers have hit the skids with the club going just 3-12 in their past 15 games and many of those losses have not even been close. The Rangers have been outscored by 3.6 runs per game during their past 15 contests while going a terrible 2-13 against the runline. The Rangers kick off a three-game series with the Kansas City Royals Friday.

SHARK BITES
  • The Rangers are hitting an MLB-best .287 against lefties this season.
  • The UNDER is 9-0 in the past nine games between the Rangers and Royals in Kansas City.
  • The Royals are 14-2 in their past 16 home games coming off a home loss.

Yu Darvish has not exactly been the model of health since his Tommy John surgery, as the righty has made just four appearances throughout the season. Darvish has pitched well when he has gone to the bump this season, as he has a 3.15 ERA and has yet to surrender more than three runs in an outing.

Royals’ starter Danny Duffy has been absolutely dealing recently, as the lefty has registered at least seven strikeouts in his past five outings and seven of his past eight.    

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Kansas City Royals as -110 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.0-3.8 win for the Rangers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

47-47 Kansas City battles the Rangers, currently with a 55-41 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Texas injuries news.

This game puts the Kansas City Royals, most recently No. 25 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Texas Rangers, who rate a No. 30 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Kansas City Royals No. 26-rated offense, averaging 4.02 runs per game, against a Texas Rangers defense that ranks No. 24 at 4.8 in runs allowed per game. The Kansas City Royals have averaged 9.23 hits per game so far, more than Texas Rangers batters have averaged on the year (9.03 hits per game).

Defensively, Texas features the No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.6 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 at home, scoring 4.89 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Texas suffered a 7-4 loss against Los Angeles on Wednesday, as M Perez wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Angel Stadium.

Kansas City looks to rebound from a loss to the Indians, who beat them 11-4 on Wednesday behind a start from C Carrasco at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 1-10 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Texas is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas's last 9 games
  • Texas is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Kansas City is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Kansas City, Saturday, July 23rd

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