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Kansas City Royals Face the Texas Rangers Thursday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

The Kansas City Royals will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Rangers in Texas at Globe Life Park on Thursday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

Texas sends Ross Detwiler out against Jeremy Guthrie for the Kansas City Royals in this game. Detwiler is 0-4 with a 7.22 ERA on the season, while Guthrie is 2-2 on the year and has a 5.70 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Texas Rangers as 106 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Royals to win this game 5.1-4.1. 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 15-19 record to the battle against the 21-13 Royals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas vs Kansas City injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 23-ranked Texas Rangers and the No. 9-rated Kansas City Royals in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Texas Rangers No. 19-ranked scoring average of 4.09 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals offense rated No. 3 and scoring 4.91 runs per game. The Rangers have averaged 7.94 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (9.94 per nine innings).

Kansas City brings the No. 8-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rangers's No. 19-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City looks to rebound from a loss to the Rangers, who beat them 5-2 on Wednesday behind a start from Yovani Gallardo at Globe Life Park.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Texas
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Kansas City's last 15 games when playing Texas
  • Texas is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas's last 8 games
  • Texas is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City home to New York, Friday, May 15th
Texas home to Cleveland, Friday, May 15th