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MLB BASEBALL

Kansas City Royals vs. Texas Rangers

The Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Rangers Ballpark.

The Royals will trot James Shields out to the mound in this one. Righthander Shields has a 2-6 record and a 2.96 ERA this season.

It'll be Nick Tepesech toeing the rubber for the Rangers in this contest. Righthander Tepesech is 3-4 with a 3.88 ERA so far this season.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 7-2 loser on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on Texas at -220 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Texas has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Kansas City: 22-30 SU
Texas: 34-20 SU

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 6-4
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

Texas most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 8-2
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games on the road
Kansas City is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Texas is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Texas is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Texas's last 14 games at home

Next up:
Texas home to Kansas City, Sunday, June 2