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MLB Odds Betting - Kansas City Royals Underdogs vs Rangers at Texas

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at Globe Life Park on Saturday as the host Texas Rangers battle the Kansas City Royals in baseball betting odds action.

Ian Kennedy gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Kansas City Royals on Saturday; he's 0-2 on the season. The Texas Rangers, meanwhile, will counter with Nick Martinez, who will be looking to improve on his 0-0 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Texas Rangers as -120 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 9 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.7-2.3 victory for the Royals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Texas Rangers bring a 7-10 record to the battle against the 7-9 Royals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Kansas City injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Texas Rangers at No. 17 and the Kansas City Royals at No. 27 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Texas Rangers No. 7 ranked offense (4.65 runs per game) against a Kansas City Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 at 3.31 runs allowed per game. The Texas Rangers have been averaging 6.88 hits per game, less than the Kansas City Royals have managed so far this season (6.94 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Texas has the No. 19-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the No. 2 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Texas
  • Kansas City is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Texas
  • Texas is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Texas is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games
  • Texas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Texas, Sunday, April 23rd