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Texas Rangers vs. Kansas City Royals

The Texas Rangers and the Kansas City Royals will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday when they meet at Kauffman Stadium.

Alexi Ogando will be the starting pitcher for the Rangers on this day. Righthander Ogando is 6-4 this season with a 3.38 ERA.

The Royals will counter Ogando with James Shields. Righthander Shields has a 3.33 ERA to go along with a 12-9 record this season.

The Rangers were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -104 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Team records:
Texas: 84-70 SU
Kansas City: 81-73 SU

Texas most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 1-9
Before playing Seattle are 4-6
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a loss are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Kansas City
Texas is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Texas is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Texas
Kansas City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Kansas City is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Texas
Kansas City is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Texas

Next up:
Texas home to Houston, Monday, September 23
Kansas City at Seattle, Monday, September 23