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Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Preview

Texas RangersKansas City Royals
Aug 4, 6:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals Odds

62-43TEAM RECORD44-61

The Kansas City Royals battle the visiting Texas Rangers on Saturday in MLB betting action at Kauffman Stadium.

Kansas City sends Will Smith out against Scott Feldman for the Rangers in this game. Smith is 2-3 with a 5.94 ERA on the season, while Feldman is 4-6 on the year and has a 5.02 ERA.

View Texas vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Royals as +135 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 10 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Royals at No. 8 in the American League and the Rangers at No. 2 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas City's No. 10 ranked American League offense (4.2 runs per game) against a Rangers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 7 in the American League at 4.3 runs allowed per game. The Royals have been averaging 9.4 hits per game, less than the Rangers have managed so far this season (9.7 hits on average).

Texas brings the American League's No. 7-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals' league No. 11-ranked defense.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 5-3 winner as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -175 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Rangers enjoyed a 5-3 victory at the expense of the Royals on Friday, with Matt Harrison throwing 6 2/3 innings of 8-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Kansas City are 7-3
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Rangers at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Texas' last 11 games on the road
Texas is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games when playing Kansas City
Texas is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 7 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing at home against Texas
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Texas

Next up:
Texas at Kansas City, Sunday, August 5

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