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Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Highlights MLB Odds Menu

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

Edinson Volquez gets the call for the Kansas City Royals and he will try to build on a 4-3 mark. In the other dugout, Chi Chi Gonzalez brings a 1-0 ledger to the game for the Texas Rangers as he tries to quiet the Royals bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Texas Rangers listed as underdogs of 146 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.5-4.6 win for the Rangers. A 5.5-4.6 result in favor of the Rangers is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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

30-21 Kansas City battles the Rangers, currently with a 28-26 mark. 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. 22 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Texas Rangers, who rate a No. 7 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Texas Rangers rank No. 11 at 8.7 hits per game. That compares with the Kansas City Royals No. 3 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Texas features the No. 22-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.43 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 at home, scoring 4.48 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Texas won a close affair on Thursday in their last outing, defeating Chicago 2-1 in extra innings at Globe Life Park.

The Royals were saddled with a loss last time out in Chris Young's start, as they lost 6-2 against Cleveland on Thursday at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games on the road
  • Texas is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing Kansas City
  • Kansas City is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games
  • Kansas City is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Kansas City, Saturday, June 6th