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Kansas City Royals Favored by -128 Against Texas Rangers on Friday

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Texas Rangers dueling the Kansas City Royals on Friday at Kauffman Stadium.

Jason Hammel will take the mound for the Kansas City Royals, and he'll carry a record into the contest. Martin Perez gets the ball for the Texas Rangers; he's 4-6 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Texas Rangers before the first pitch in this match found them as 118 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 9.5 earlier at TopBet.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.1-3.7 win for the Rangers on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kansas City Royals sport a record of 44-43 heading into this matchup, while the Texas Rangers sit at 43-45 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Texas injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 13-ranked Kansas City Royals and the No. 10-rated Texas Rangers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Kansas City Royals and its No. 25-rated batting order, averaging 4.16 runs per nine innings, against the No. 6 line up of the Texas Rangers at 5.05 runs per outing.

Defensively, Texas features the No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.93 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 at home, scoring 4.16 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Texas didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by J Ramirez in a losing cause, 3-0, against Los Angeles on Sunday.

The Royals hope to make more contact than they did in their start against C Kershaw, who struck out 13 batters in 5-2 loss on Sunday at Dodger Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
  • Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Texas's last 18 games on the road
  • Texas is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
  • Kansas City is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Kansas City is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • Kansas City is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Kansas City, Saturday, July 15th