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Texas sends C.J. Wilson vs Bruce Chen in Rangers vs Royals game

Kansas City RoyalsTexas Rangers
April 24, 3:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Odds


The Texas Rangers battle the visiting Kansas City Royals on Sunday in MLB betting action at Rangers Ballpark.

Kansas City puts its faith in starter Bruce Chen to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 3-0. Getting the ball for the Rangers is C.J. Wilson, who owns a 2-0 record on the season with a 3.08 ERA.

View Kansas City vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Royals were listed as +-200 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Monday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas' American League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 5.2 runs per game, against a Royals offense rated No. 4 and scoring 5 runs per game in the league. The Rangers have averaged 8.7 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (9.5 per nine innings).

Texas owns the American League's No. 3 defense, allowing 3.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's American League No. 8-rated defense.

Kansas City was a 3-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Rangers. They lost as +185 underdogs, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors. Kansas City looks to rebound from a loss to the Rangers, who beat them 3-1 on Saturday behind a start from Alexi Ogando at Rangers Ballpark.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 2-8
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Royals at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Texas
Kansas City is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Kansas City is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Kansas City is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games when playing Texas
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Texas is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Kansas City
Texas is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas' last 9 games

Next up:
Kansas City at Cleveland, Tuesday, April 26
Texas home to Toronto, Monday, April 25