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Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

The Texas Rangers look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Kansas City Royals arrive at Globe Life Park on Sunday.

The Texas Rangers will rely on Yu Darvish to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jason Hammel will be his counterpart for the Kansas City Royals. Yu Darvish is 1-2 this season, and Jason Hammel is 0-1.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Texas Rangers as -161 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.1-2.4 result in favor of 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 sport a record of 8-10 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 7-10 on the season 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. 11 ranked offense (4.5 runs per game) against a Kansas City Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 at 3.24 runs allowed per game. The Texas Rangers have been averaging 6.89 hits per game, more than the Kansas City Royals have managed so far this season (6.88 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Texas has the No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Texas is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Texas is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Chicago, Monday, April 24th
Texas home to Minnesota, Monday, April 24th