Royals vs. Rangers Friday Prediction
Despite excellent hitting conditions, the Royals and Rangers played in a low-scoring Game 1 of their series last night in Arlington. Will Friday night’s matchup between these two teams also fall under the 10.5-run total?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, May 31, 2019
8:05 p.m. ET, Globe Life Park, Arlington, Texas
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 75% of the betting tickets are on the Rangers to beat the Royals on the moneyline.
Kansas City Royals Fantasy Spin
Adalberto Mondesi went 3-for-3 with a home run and two runs scored in a 4-2 win over the Rangers on Thursday. He took reliever Jeffrey Springs over the fence to provide an insurance run in the seventh frame. He also got picked off first base in the contest. Mondesi leads the majors with 18 stolen bases in 21 tries. He has a .287 batting average with six home runs, 42 RBI and 34 runs scored in 55 games. He was a hot commodity on draft day and has not disappointed his fantasy owners.
Texas Rangers Fantasy Spin
Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-4 and slugged a solo tater as his team fell to the Royals on Thursday. He ripped a long shot to center field off Jakob Junis in the third inning. The veteran outfielder is quietly putting together an excellent season and has been especially hot for the past couple of weeks. He has a .299/.387/.546 triple-slash with 10 home runs, 25 RBI and 36 runs scored in 51 games.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals are 15-39 in their last 54 road games.
The Rangers have won four of their last five at home despite losing last night.
The under is 35-10-6 in the last 51 meetings between these two teams and is 16-6-4 in the last 26 meetings in Arlington. The under is also 3-1-1 in Danny Duffy’s last five starts versus the Rangers and is 5-2-1 in the Royals’ last eight games following a win. On the other side, the under is 9-4 in the Rangers’ last 13 games overall and has cashed in six of their last seven games at home.
The Pick: Royals/Rangers under 10.5