Rangers vs. Royals MLB Free Pick
KANSAS CITY, MO (ATS Consultants) – This is the final game of a four-game series. The Rangers have won 2 of the first 3 games including Wednesday's 7-6 victory. Scott Feldman takes the mound for the Rangers against Luke Hochevar for the Royals. The opening pitch starts at 8:10pmET from Kauffman Stadium.
ODDS: The oddsmakers have installed the Rangers as a -140 favorite over the Royals. The total is 9.5 in most books. The Rangers come in with a 81-55 overall record and are 61-71 Under, while the Royals are 61-75 overall and are 60-72 Under.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Rangers opened as a -140 favorite and remained there at most books. The total started at 9.5 and remained there at most books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers currently placed on tonight’s game, 78% of public bettors favor the Rangers. These numbers are subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the “Public Betting” link available in this paragraph to get the most up-to-date information.
MLB FREE PICK: Take the Rangers. According to the latest MLB trends, the Rangers are 27-12 in the last 39 meetings, 13-6 in the last 19 meetings in Kansas City, 6-1 in their last 7 games as a favorite of -110 to -150, 4-1 in their last 5 Thursday games, 51-15 in their last 66 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game, 35-16 in their last 51 road games vs. a team with a losing record and are 13-6 in Feldman's last 19 road starts vs. a team with a losing record. Royals are 4-10 in their last 14 vs. American League West, 0-4 in their last 4 during game 4 of a series, 17-35 in Hochevar's last 52 starts when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game and are 1-4 in Hochevar's last 5 starts. The Rangers would like to leave Kansas City with 3 out of 4 wins. Feldman hasn't pitched as poorly as his record indicates (6-11, 5.01 ERA). He did go 6 innings in his last start (4-3 loss to Cleveland). Hochevar has posted a 6.11 ERA in his last three starts. In his last start, he went just 1 2/3 innings against Minnesota, falling 8-7. The Rangers will pound him with the likes of Josh Hamilton, Adrian Beltre and Nelson Cruz.
FRIDAY MLB FREE PICK: TEXAS RANGERS -140