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April 23, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Odds

12-8TEAM RECORD12-7

The Texas Rangers will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Kansas City Royals invade Rangers Ballpark on Saturday.

Alexi Ogando gets the call for the Texas Rangers and he will try to build on a 2-0 mark. In the other dugout, Kyle Davies brings a 1-1 ledger to the game for the Royals as he tries to quiet the Rangers bats.

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Betting Line:
The Royals were listed as +-210 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Monday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Royals rank No. 1 in the American League at 9.4 hits per game. That compares with Texas’s No. 4 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.2 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the American League at home, scoring 6.5 runs per game.

The Royals were a 11-6 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -173 on the moneyline, while the total score (17) was good news for OVER bettors. Kansas City suffered a 11-6 loss against Texas on Friday, as Jeff Francis wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Rangers Ballpark.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Royals at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing on the road against Texas
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Kansas City is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Kansas City is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing Texas
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Texas is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Kansas City
Texas is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Texas, Sunday, April 24

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