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Jason Vargas Royals at Home vs Texas Rangers in MLB Betting Odds Clash

Texas Rangers

vs

Kansas City Royals
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Kauffman Stadium

The Kansas City Royals will try to be nasty hosts on Wednesday when the Texas Rangers pay a visit to Kauffman Stadium.

The match puts starter Nick Tepesch for the Texas Rangers on the hill facing Jason Vargas for the Kansas City Royals. Tepesch brings a 4-8 mark to the game, while Vargas is 10-7 to date on the season.

Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Kansas City was a -180 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.

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Computer Prediction: Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.4-3.2 victory for the Royals. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kansas City Royals sport a record of 76-61 heading into this matchup, while the Texas Rangers sit at 53-85 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Texas injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 12 (Kansas City Royals) and the No. 22 (Texas Rangers) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals Stats Matchup

The game also pits Kansas City Royals No. 16-rated offense, averaging 4.07 runs per game, against a Texas Rangers defense that ranks No. 29 at 4.93 in runs allowed per game. The Kansas City Royals have averaged 9.03 hits per game so far, more than Texas Rangers batters have averaged on the year (8.59 hits per game).

Kansas City owns the No. 13 defense, allowing 4.07 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas's No. 29-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rangers were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at -152 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Rangers were saddled with a loss last time out in Derek Holland's start, as they lost 2-1 against Kansas City on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium.

Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Trends

Texas is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games
Texas is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games on the road
Kansas City is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games
Kansas City is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Texas home to Seattle, Thursday, September 4th
Kansas City at New York, Friday, September 5th

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