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Rangers visit Kansas City Royals in MLB clash

Texas RangersKansas City Royals
Sep 4, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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The Kansas City Royals look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Rangers arrive at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday.

Kansas City hands the ball to starter Jeremy Guthrie in this one and he'll try to improve on his 6-11 mark on the year. Texas counters with Matt Harrison, who will try to quiet the fans and the Royals bats at the same time.

View Texas vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Royals were listed as +115 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Royals at No. 7 in the American League and the Rangers at No. 2 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kansas City's No. 12-rated American League offense, averaging 4.1 runs per game, against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 7 in the American League at 4.3 in runs allowed per game. The Royals have averaged 9.3 hits per game so far, less than Rangers batters have averaged on the year (9.7 hits per game).

Kansas City owns the American League's No. 10 defense, allowing 4.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas' American League No. 7-rated defense.

The Rangers were an 8-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -156 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. Texas rolled to an 8-4 win against Kansas City on Monday, as Yu Darvish and the Rangers' bats led the team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Kansas City are 8-2
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 1-9
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Rangers at Royals trends to consider:
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Texas is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Texas is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games when playing Kansas City
Kansas City is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games when playing Texas
Kansas City is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games when playing Texas
Kansas City is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Texas

Next up:
Texas at Kansas City, Wednesday, September 5