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Texas Rangers Host Kansas City Royals in MLB Baseball Betting Action

Globe Life Park hosts an MLB battle between the Texas Rangers and the visiting Kansas City Royals on Monday.

It's a pitching duel between Colby Lewis for the Texas Rangers (2-2 on the year) and Danny Duffy for Kansas City Royals (2-1 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Kansas City Royals were -118 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 9 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.5-3.8 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 13-18 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 20-11 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Kansas City injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 23-rated Texas Rangers and the league No. 9-ranked Kansas City Royals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Texas Rangers No. 22-ranked scoring average of 3.87 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals offense rated No. 3 and scoring 5.03 runs per game. The Rangers have averaged 7.61 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (10.16 per nine innings).

Defensively, Kansas City features the No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.67 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 at home, scoring 3.5 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City needed extra innings to get the job done against the Tigers on Sunday as the Royals defeated them 2-1 at Comerica Park.

The Rangers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jake Odorizzi and the Rays 2-1 on Sunday at Tropicana Field.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Texas, Tuesday, May 12th