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MLB betting line favors Rangers over Royals

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May 15, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Odds

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The Texas Rangers battle the visiting Kansas City Royals on Tuesday in MLB betting action at Rangers Ballpark.

Colby Lewis will take the mound for Texas, and he'll carry a 3-2 record into the contest. Vin Mazzaro gets the ball for Kansas City; he's 0-0 so far this season.

View Kansas City vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rangers were listed as -250 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 10 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 1-ranked Rangers and the American League No. 9-rated Royals in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Texas and its American League No. 1-rated batting order, averaging 5.8 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 9 lineup of the Royals at 4 runs per outing.

Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.3 runs per game. Texas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the American League at home, scoring 4.9 runs per game.

The Royals were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at +164 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Royals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Scott Feldman and the Rangers 3-1 on Monday at Rangers Ballpark.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Texas are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Oakland are 7-3
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

A few Royals at Rangers trends to consider:
Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games on the road
Texas is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas' last 8 games
Texas is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games when playing Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City home to Baltimore, Wednesday, May 16
Texas home to Oakland, Wednesday, May 16