Royals vs. Rangers Prediction
After beating up on Kansas City pitching on Friday, will the Texas Rangers blast their way past the Royals today at 4:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, May 26, 2018
4:05PM ET – Globe Life Park
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Rangers are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -145 to win, while the Royals are getting a money line of +135 to win. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 10 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 85 percent of the wagers going on Texas at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Royals win streak snapped
Kansas City won the series opener on Thursday, 8-2. However, the Royals suffered an 8-4 loss on Friday. Kansas City is now 17-34 overall and 10-16 on the road. KC is averaging 4.00 runs per game while allowing 5.54 per contest.
Ian Kennedy gets the start for the Royals this afternoon. He has started 10 games and has a 1-5 record with a 5.30 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP. Kennedy has pitched a total of 52.2 innings this season and has 50 strikeouts with 17 walks.
Rangers hot at the plate
The Rangers have won three of their last four games following Friday’s victory. They have scored a total of 26 runs over the three victories. Texas is now 21-32 overall and 10-18 at home. The Rangers are putting up 4.19 runs per game this season while allowing 5.44 per contest.
Bartolo Colon gets the start for the Rangers on Saturday. He has appeared in 10 games this year and has a 2-2 record with a 3.51 ERA and 0.92 WHIP. Colon has amassed 36 strikeouts and walked just five over 56.1 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals have lost six of their last seven games against AL West opponents. They also are just 2-6 in Kennedy’s last eight starts and 1-5 in his last six road starts.
The Rangers are just 11-26 in their last 37 games at home and 1-4 in their last five against AL Central opponents.
Colon has been as good as the Rangers can hope this season and his low walk total has been really important to his success. I think he will keep the Royals off the bases today as well. With the Rangers starting to mash the ball, I think they put up a big number on Kennedy and cruise to a comfortable win.
The Pick: Texas Rangers -145