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Baseball Matchup - Texas Rangers Kansas City Royals Odds Preview

Kansas City RoyalsTexas Rangers
May 14, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Odds

13-20TEAM RECORD23-12

Kansas City pays a visit to Texas on Monday, hoping to shut down the Rangers bats in baseball action at Rangers Ballpark.

Texas hands the ball to starter Scott Feldman in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-0 mark on the year. Kansas City counters with Bruce Chen, 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:
The visitors opened as +-200 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 10 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 1 (Rangers) and the No. 12 (Royals) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas' No. 1-rated American League offense, averaging 5.9 runs per game, against a Royals defense that ranks No. 11 in the American League at 4.8 in runs allowed per game. The Rangers have averaged 10.6 hits per game so far, more than Royals batters have averaged on the year (8.9 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Texas has the American League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the American League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

Kansas City won its last outing, a 9-1 result against the White Sox on May 13. Bettors who backed the Royals at +106 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Royals enjoyed a 9-1 victory at the expense of the White Sox on Sunday, with Danny Duffy throwing 2/3 innings of 0-hit ball at U.S. Cellular Field.

The Rangers were a 13-6 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -129 on the moneyline, while the total score (19) was good news for OVER bettors. The Rangers enjoyed a 13-6 victory at the expense of the Angels on Sunday, with Neftali Feliz throwing 6 innings of 4-hit ball at Rangers Ballpark.

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

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing LA Angels are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

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

Next up:
Kansas City at Texas, Tuesday, May 15