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Rangers visit Kansas City Royals in MLB clash

Texas RangersKansas City Royals
Sep 21, 7:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals Odds

83-70TEAM RECORD81-72

The Kansas City Royals will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Texas Rangers invade Kauffman Stadium on Saturday.

The Royals will turn to Jeremy Guthrie and his 14-11 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Rangers send Matt Garza (9-6) to the hill.

View Texas vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Kansas City was a +108 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at $BOL-LINK$, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at $SPORTSBOOK-LINK$ settle on an opening over under number of 8.

Power Rankings:
The Royals sit at No. 4 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rangers sit at an American League No. 2 on the same chart.


How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Kansas City's American League No. 11-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Rangers offense rated No. 7 and scoring 4.4 runs per game in the league. The Royals have averaged 9 hits per game to date this season, almost the same as the Rangers hitters have managed (9 per nine innings).

Defensively, Texas features the American League's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.1 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the American League at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

Texas was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Royals. They lost as +119 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. Texas looks to rebound from a loss to the Royals, who beat them 2-1 on Friday behind a start from Ervin Santana at Kauffman Stadium.

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

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Rangers at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas' last 9 games on the road
Texas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Texas is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Texas
Kansas City is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas

Next up:
Texas at Kansas City, Sunday, September 22