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Texas sends Colby Lewis vs Nathan Adcock in Rangers vs Royals game

Kansas City RoyalsTexas Rangers
May 27, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Odds

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Texas will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Kansas City Royals pay a visit to Rangers Ballpark.

Texas hands the ball to starter Colby Lewis in this one and he'll try to improve on his 4-5 mark on the year. Kansas City counters with Nathan Adcock, who will try to quiet the fans and the Rangers bats at the same time.

View Kansas City vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Rangers as -171 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 9.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 10-rated Royals taking on the American League's No. 4-rated Rangers in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas' No. 6 ranked American League offense (4.3 runs per game) against a Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the American League at 4.9 runs allowed per game. The Rangers have been averaging 8.4 hits per game, less than the Royals have managed so far this season (9 hits on average).

Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.4 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the American League at home, scoring 5.1 runs per game.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 6-5 loser as they battled the Orioles on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Orioles at -148 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Royals got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Baltimore on Thursday; it was a 6-5 final at Camden Yards in MLB wagering action.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the White Sox at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -162 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Rangers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Gavin Floyd and the White Sox 2-1 on Wednesday at Rangers Ballpark.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Royals at Rangers trends to consider:
Kansas City is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas
Kansas City is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Kansas City is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Kansas City is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas' last 7 games
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Kansas City at Texas, Saturday, May 28

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