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Texas Rangers Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Kansas City Royals

MLB wagering interest swings to the Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals battle on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium as the Royals try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

Edinson Volquez will take the mound for the Kansas City Royals, and he'll carry a 8-8 record into the contest. A.J. Griffin gets the ball for the Texas Rangers; he's 3-1 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Texas Rangers were listed as 114 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Sunday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Rangers to win this game 4.6-3.8. 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

Kansas City (48-48) will face the 56-42 Rangers in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Texas injuries news.

This game puts the Kansas City Royals, most recently No. 25 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Texas Rangers, who rate a No. 30 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Kansas City Royals No. 25-ranked scoring average of 4.01 runs per game, against a Texas Rangers offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4.81 runs per game. The Royals have averaged 9.22 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rangers hitters have managed (8.98 per nine innings).

Kansas City owns the No. 13 defense, allowing 4.01 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas's No. 23-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Texas looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Royals, a 7-4 final on Saturday in support of C Hamels at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 2-11 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games
  • Texas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Kansas City is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Texas home to Oakland, Monday, July 25th
Kansas City home to Los Angeles, Monday, July 25th