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Scott Feldman, Luke Hochevar take mound in Royals vs Rangers tilt

Texas RangersKansas City Royals
Sep 6, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals Odds

81-55TEAM RECORD61-75

Texas pays a visit to Kansas City on Thursday, hoping to shut down the Royals bats in baseball action at Kauffman Stadium.

Texas puts its faith in starter Scott Feldman to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 5-11. Getting the ball for the Royals is Luke Hochevar, who owns a 7-13 record on the season with a 5.34 ERA.

View Texas vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Royals as +120 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 9.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Royals - Rangers odds would favor the Rangers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Kansas City is rated No. 7 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Texas is at No. 2 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Kansas City owns the No. 3 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.3 per game. By contrast, the Rangers are rated No. 1 in the same category at 9.6 per game.

Texas brings the American League's No. 7-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals' league No. 10-ranked defense.

In their last action, Texas was a 7-6 winner on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Texas at -147 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Rangers enjoyed a 7-6 victory at the expense of the Royals on Wednesday, with Ryan Dempster throwing 6 innings of 4-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

A few Rangers at Royals trends to consider:
Texas is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Texas is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
Texas is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Texas is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home
Kansas City is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Texas at Tampa Bay, Friday, September 7
Kansas City at Chi White Sox, Friday, September 7