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Baseball Matchup - Kansas City Royals Texas Rangers Odds Preview

Texas RangersKansas City Royals
Sep 5, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Texas duelling Kansas City on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium.

The Royals will rely on Everett Teaford to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Ryan Dempster will be his counterpart for the Rangers. Everett Teaford is 1-1 this season, and Ryan Dempster is 9-6.

View Texas vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Kansas City sat as +146 underdogs. The total was set at 9.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Royals at No. 7 in the American League and the Rangers at No. 2 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kansas City's No. 12-rated American League offense, averaging 4.2 runs per game, against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 7 in the American League at 4.3 in runs allowed per game. The Royals have averaged 9.3 hits per game so far, less than Rangers batters have averaged on the year (9.6 hits per game).

Defensively, Texas features the American League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the American League at home, scoring 4.3 runs per game.

In their last action, Texas was a 6-3 loser on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Kansas City at +141 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Texas didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-3 to Kansas City on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 8-2
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Rangers at Royals trends to consider:
Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Texas is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
Texas is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing Kansas City
Texas is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Kansas City is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home
Kansas City is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Texas
Kansas City is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games when playing Texas

Next up:
Texas at Kansas City, Thursday, September 6