Royals vs. Rangers Prediction

Kansas City Royals vs. Texas Rangers, 5/27/2018 Prediction & Odds

Will the Texas Rangers be able to close out their weekend series with the Kansas City Royals by earning a victory at 3:05PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

971 Kansas City Royals at 972 Texas Rangers

Sunday, May 27, 2018

3:05PM ET – Globe Life Park

TV: FSKC (KC); FSSW (Tex)

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers, the Rangers are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -180 to win, while the Royals are getting a money line of +170 to win. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 10 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 69 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 back on a skid

After winning the series opener on Thursday, the Royals have dropped the last two games to the Rangers by a combined 12-7. Kansas City is now 17-35 overall and 10-17 on the road. KC is averaging 3.98 runs per game while allowing 5.56 per contest.

Jason Hammel gets the start for the Royals today. He is 1-5 through 10 starts with a 5.70 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP. Hammel has pitched a total of 60 innings this season and has 33 strikeouts with 16 walks.

Rangers starting to roll

The Rangers have won two straight and four of their last five after picking up a 4-3 win over the Royals on Saturday. Texas is now 22-32 overall and 11-18 at home. The Rangers are putting up 4.26 runs per game this season while allowing 5.37 per contest.

Cole Hamels takes the mound for the Rangers on Sunday. He is 3-4 through 10 starts with a 3.38 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP. Hamels has pitched a total of 58.2 innings this season and has 64 strikeouts with 23 walks.

MLB Betting Trends

Kansas City

The Royals are just 2-8 in Hammel’s 10 starts this year and 2-6 in his last eight road starts. Kansas City is also 1-8 in its last nine against a team with a losing record.

Texas

The Rangers are 16-2 in Hamels’ last 18 home starts against a losing team and they are also 4-1 in their last five home games.

Prediction:

The Rangers actually are building some steam and now they have their ace on the mound to face a struggling pitcher in Hammel. I think Hamels should be able to do just fine against an average KC lineup while the Rangers will continue their recent hitting surge against Hammel.

 

The Pick: Texas Rangers -180

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