Texas Rangers vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Baseball Betting Preview
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Tonight’s Texas Rangers vs. Kansas City Royals offers some interesting MLB baseball betting action. The Rangers have lost the last 4 in a row and are desperate for a rebound on the road this Tuesday night. The Royals on the other hand, are 1-3 in their last 4 matchups and clearly in a rut as well. So what kind of matchup can MLB sports betting fans expect this Tuesday night? Let’s check up on the odds to find out.
Texas Rangers vs. Kansas City Royals – Tuesday, May 14th
When: 8:15 pm ET
Where: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: MLB TV
MLB Baseball Betting Odds:
The Rangers enter tonight’s matchup sporting a 17-21 record that ranks them 4th overall in the AL West. At the present time the Houston Astros lead the division with their 27-15 record, giving them an 8 game lead over Texas. Recently the Rangers had an opportunity to climb the divisional ladder in their 4 game series against Houston. But instead of capitalizing on the situation, the Rangers ended up getting swept. Coming off that sweep, it’s safe to say that Texas doesn’t bring any momentum into this contest. Subsequently, it comes as no surprise to see tonight’s MLB baseball betting odds favor Kansas City over the Rangers. Nevertheless, Texas will still send Shelby Miller to the mound this evening to try and pick up their first win in 5 games. Miller enters with a 1-2 record as well as a whopping 7.48 ERA and a 1.92 WHIP.
Players to Watch: Elvis Andrus (6 HR, 25 RBI, .327 BA), Shin-Soo Choo (4 HR, 14 RBI, .295 BA), and Nomar Mazara (6 HR, 22 RBI, .227 BA).
Kansas City Royals
The Royals enter tonight’s matchup sporting a 14-27 record that ranks them 5th overall in the AL Central. The Minnesota Twins currently lead the division with their 25-15 record, giving them an 11 ½ game lead over Kansas City. With this in mind, it’s clear that the Royals are having a pitiful season. Does this mean that bettors should wager against them this Tuesday night? Seeing as who they’re facing, it’s clear that the choice is not that clear-cut. Danny Duffy will be getting the start on behalf of Kansas City this evening. So far this season, Duffy has delivered a 1-1 record as well as a 3.06 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP.
Players to Watch: Whit Merrifield (6 HR, 19 RBI, .286 BA), Adalberto Mondesi (5 HR, 33 RBI, .270 BA), and Jorge Soler (10 HR, 25 RBI, .248 BA).
Texas Rangers vs. Kansas City Royals Betting Predictions
Texas Rangers vs. Kansas City Royals Betting Picks
So which side should legal betting fans take in this Texas Rangers vs. Kansas City Royals matchup? All things considered, this one is a bit of a tossup. Both teams are struggling but the home team might be the way to go here. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 4-3 Kansas City.