Rangers vs. Royals Prediction
Can the Texas Rangers string together back-to-back road wins when they take on the Kansas City Royals tonight at 8:15PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
8:15PM ET – Kauffman Stadium
TV: FSSW (Tex); FSKC (KC)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Rangers are favored on the road in this game, as they are getting odds of -130 to win. The Royals are getting a money line of +120 to prevail, while the over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 74 percent going on Texas on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Rangers on a win streak
The Rangers find themselves on a rare 3-game win streak right now following Monday’s 6-3 win at Kansas City. Texas is now 30-44 overall and 15-20 on the road. The Rangers are putting up 4.34 runs per game this year while allowing 5.35 per contest.
Cole Hamels gets the start for the Rangers this evening. He has a 3-6 record in 2018 after 14 starts with a 3.69 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. Hamels has pitched a total of 85.1 innings this year and has 85 strikeouts with 33 walks.
Royals a mess
Kansas City suffered its seventh straight loss on Monday night with the 6-3 loss. They have had their last six losses come by at least three runs. KC is now 22-50 overall and 10-27 at home. KC is averaging just 3.68 runs per game this season while allowing 5.61 per contest.
Jason Hammel gets the start for the Royals this evening. He has pitched in 14 games this year and has a 2-7 record with a 4.89 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP. He has pitched a total of 84.2 innings and has 55 strikeouts with 21 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rangers are just 2-5 in their last seven road games and 4-12 in Hamels’ last 16 starts. They are also 2-5 in their last seven against a right-handed starter.
The Royals are just 5-13 in Hammel’s last 18 starts and 6-20 in their last 26 against AL West opponents.
Neither team has much sustained success, but the Royals are a real disaster right now. They haven’t been able to hit and they haven’t pitched well. I think that trend continues tonight as Hamels has pitched pretty well despite a poor win-loss record. Hammel hasn’t been awful, but he hasn’t been good either.
The Pick: Texas Rangers -130