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Rangers Have Been An Atrocious Runline Bet

The Texas Rangers have not been doing very well as of late and that has translated to bettors as well. The Rangers are just 1-11 against the runline in their past 12 games – which includes a 3-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals Friday. The Rangers continue their weekend series at Kauffman Stadium Saturday.

SHARK BITES
  • The Rangers are 5-10 in their past 15 games against the Royals.
  • The UNDER is 5-1 in the past six games between the Rangers and Royals.
  • The Royals are 17-8 in their past 25 games at Kauffman Stadium.

Cole Hamels has been near untouchable on the road this season, as the lefty has a 1.84 ERA in 10 starts away from Arlington. In his last start – which was at Wrigley Field – Hamels pitched eight innings of one-run ball while picking up the win.

Yordano Ventura has yet to get back in the groove of things since his eight-game suspension. Ventura has a 6.55 ERA in his past four starts, but the Royals have also only supplied 2.5 runs of support per game in that span.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Kansas City Royals as 114 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.9-3.7 win for the Royals on Saturday. 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

48-47 Kansas City battles the Rangers, currently with a 55-42 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Texas injuries news.

The Kansas City Royals sit at No. 25 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Texas Rangers sit at No. 30 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Kansas City Royals No. 25 ranked offense (4.01 runs per game) against a Texas Rangers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 24 at 4.78 runs allowed per game. The Kansas City Royals have been averaging 9.22 hits per game, more than the Texas Rangers have managed so far this season (8.99 hits on average).

Defensively, Texas features the No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.57 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 at home, scoring 4.85 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Y Darvish did his job in a losing cause last time out against Kansas City, striking out 11 in a 3-1 loss on Friday at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 1-11 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Texas is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • Texas is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Texas is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Kansas City is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Kansas City, Sunday, July 24th

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