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Jeremy Guthrie Royals at Home vs Texas Rangers in MLB Betting Odds Clash

The Kansas City Royals host Texas on Sunday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 30-23 mark against the 30-26 Rangers in MLB betting odds action at Kauffman Stadium.

Colby Lewis, with a record of 5-3 on the season, gets the ball for the Texas Rangers, while the Kansas City Royals trot Jeremy Guthrie to the mound in this one. He is 4-3 so far in 2015.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Kansas City Royals as -131 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.4-4.1 win for the Rangers. A 5.4-4.1 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

The Kansas City Royals sport a record of 30-23 heading into this matchup, while the Texas Rangers sit at 30-26 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Texas injuries news.

The Kansas City Royals sit at No. 22 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Texas Rangers sit at No. 7 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Kansas City Royals No. 9-ranked scoring average of 4.4 runs per game, against a Texas Rangers offense rated No. 3 and scoring 4.64 runs per game. The Royals have averaged 9.23 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rangers hitters have managed (8.71 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Kansas City has the No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rangers own the No. 21 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rangers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Yordano Ventura and the Royals 4-2 on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Oakland, Tuesday, June 9th
Kansas City at Minnesota, Monday, June 8th