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Texas Rangers vs. Kansas City Royals Betting Picks

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:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Rangers +1½ (-155) 9½ (-115) +123
Royals -1½ (+135) 9½ (-105) -133
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Texas Rangers          

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

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 9 of Texas’ last 13 games against an opponent in the American League.
  • Texas are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games this season.
  • Texas has posted a 9-10 ATS record when playing on the road this season
  • Kansas City are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the American League.
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 6 games at home.
  • Kansas City has posted a 13-9 ATS record when playing at home this season

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.