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Texas Rangers Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Kansas City Royals

Texas Rangers


Kansas City Royals
Monday, September 01, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Kauffman Stadium

The Kansas City Royals host Texas on Monday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 74-61 mark against the 53-83 Rangers in MLB betting odds action at Kauffman Stadium.

The Kansas City Royals will rely on Yordano Ventura to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Colby Lewis will be his counterpart for the Texas Rangers. Yordano Ventura is 10-9 this season, and Colby Lewis is 9-11.

Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Kansas City Royals as -195 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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Computer Prediction: Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.4-3.3 win for the Royals on Monday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4.4-3.3 result in favor of the Royals today. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kansas City Royals sport a record of 74-61 heading into this matchup, while the Texas Rangers sit at 53-83 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Texas injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 12 (Kansas City Royals) and the No. 22 (Texas Rangers) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Kansas City Royals No. 14-ranked scoring average of 4.09 runs per game, against a Texas Rangers offense rated No. 17 and scoring 3.99 runs per game. The Royals have averaged 9.03 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rangers hitters have managed (8.61 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Texas owns the No. 24-rated road mark, allowing 4.44 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 26 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Texas was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Astros. Bettors on Houston at -156 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Texas looks to rebound from a loss to the Astros, who beat them 3-2 on Sunday behind a start from Dallas Keuchel at Minute Maid Park.

Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Trends

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

Next Betting Matchups

Texas at Kansas City, Tuesday, September 2nd