Rangers vs. Royals Prediction
The Texas Rangers have lost their last five games on a road as they get set to continue their series tonight at the Kansas City Royals. Are the struggles going to continue for Texas?
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Kaufmann Stadium at 8:15PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Rangers are a -125 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Royals are a +115 underdog, while the total is set at 9 runs. As of Wednesday morning, 65 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Texas. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Rangers trounced in series opener
Texas fell behind 9-0 through two innings Tuesday night in an 11-5 loss at Kansas City to fall to 17-22 overall and 5-15 on the road. Logan Forsythe paced the Rangers offense as he went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a triple, a run and two RBIs. Joey Gallo finished 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs. Rougned Odor was 2-for-3 with two doubles, a walk and two runs. Shelby Miller suffered the loss as he surrendered eight earned runs on seven hits with one strikeout and two walks over 1 2/3 innings. Mike Minor will start tonight for Texas as he enters with a 3-3 record, 2.68 ERA and 1.04 WHIP with 53 strikeouts over 53 2/3 innings.
Merrifield, Soler lead Royals to win
Kansas City rolled to an 11-5 home win Tuesday night to improve to 15-27 overall and 10-13 at home. The Royals led 9-0 through two innings en route to the victory. Whit Merrifield led KC as he finished 3-for-4 with two doubles, three runs and and an RBI. Jorge Soler ended the night 3-for-5 with two doubles, a run and two RBIs. Hunter Dozier was 2-for-5 with a double, two runs and three RBIs. Danny Duffy picked up the win as he gave up four earned runs on seven hits with strikeouts and one walk over five innings. Jorge Lopez will start tonight for the Royals as he comes in with an 0-4 record, 6.07 ERA and 1.49 WHIP with 39 strikeouts over 43 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rangers are 3-7 in the last 10 Minor starts. Texas is 20-7 in the last 27 meetings.
The Royals are 1-8 in the last nine Lopez starts. Kansas City is 4-1 in their last five Wednesday games.
Kansas City will have a much tougher time dealing with Minor than Miller, plus it doesn't help that Lopez has been mediocre much of the season. The Rangers are desperate for a win and the Royals are the perfect team to get it done against, especially after KC had a fantastic day yesterday. This could be a reverse story.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: TEXAS RANGERS -125