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Kansas City Royals Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Texas Rangers

The Kansas City Royals get a visit from the Texas Rangers in MLB baseball betting action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Yu Darvish gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Texas Rangers on Sunday; he's 6-8 on the season. The Kansas City Royals, meanwhile, will counter with Ian Kennedy, who will be looking to improve on his mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Kansas City was a 112 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 9.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.2-2.0 victory for the Rangers. 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 bring a 44-45 record to the battle against the 45-45 Rangers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Texas injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 13-rated Kansas City Royals and the league No. 10-ranked Texas Rangers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Kansas City Royals No. 26-ranked scoring average of 4.1 runs per game, against a Texas Rangers offense rated No. 6 and scoring 5 runs per game. The Royals have averaged 8.39 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rangers hitters have managed (8.02 per nine innings).

Kansas City owns the No. 9 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas's No. 15-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

C Hamels chucked 0.1 shutout innings at the Royals in their last game, striking out 1 in a 1-0 win against Kansas City in baseball action at Royals Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games
  • Texas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Texas

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Baltimore, Monday, July 17th
Kansas City home to Detroit, Monday, July 17th