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Kansas City Royals take on the Texas Rangers with Odds and Betting Pick

The Texas Rangers get a visit from the Kansas City Royals in MLB baseball betting action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Yordano Ventura gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Kansas City Royals on Thursday; he's 6-8 on the season. The Texas Rangers, meanwhile, will counter with Cole Hamels, who will be looking to improve on his 11-2 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Texas Rangers as -169 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 9 at shops such as Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Rangers to win this game 6.2-2.9. 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 58-44 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 49-51 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. 30 and the Kansas City Royals at No. 26 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Texas Rangers No. 8-rated offense, averaging 4.77 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals defense that ranks No. 15 at 4.45 in runs allowed per game. The Texas Rangers have averaged 9.03 hits per game so far, less than Kansas City Royals batters have averaged on the year (9.11 hits per game).

Defensively, Kansas City features the No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.35 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 at home, scoring 5.23 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Royals enjoyed a 7-5 victory at the expense of the Angels on Wednesday, with D Duffy throwing 1 innings of 1-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

Texas suffered a 6-4 loss against Oakland on Wednesday, as Y Darvish wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Globe Life Park.

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 OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games
  • Kansas City is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Texas is 3-14 ATS in its last 17 games
  • Texas is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas's last 9 games
  • Texas is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Texas, Friday, July 29th