Rangers at Royals 6/19/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers
Date & Time: 6/20/2018, 12:15 AM UTC
Latest Odds: TEX -130 O/U 9
TV Channel: FSKC

On Tuesday, the Texas Rangers continue their road series with the Kansas City Royals.

On Sunday, the Rangers defeated the Colorado Rockies 13-12 for their second straight win. The Rangers received a bloop single to right center field off the bat of Jose Trevino scoring two runs in the bottom of the ninth that capped a four-run rally by the Rangers in a slugfest.

Kansas City lost its sixth straight game on Sunday as the Houston Astros beat the Royals 7-4 completing a three-game sweep of Kansas City. Brandon Maurer suffered the loss to drop to 0-3 on the season as he faced just a pair of batters with each eventually scoring. Mike Moustakas and Danny Duffy were both ejected from the game by the plate umpire.
Shin-Soo Choo leads the Rangers with a .274 batting average and a team high in hits with 74. Joey Gallo leads the team with 18 home runs, while Nomar Mazara has the team lead in RBIs with 45. Texas has a team batting average of .231 while opposing hitters are averaging .273 at the plate against Rangers pitching. On Tuesday, the Rangers will send Cole Hamels to the mound. The left-hander this season is 3-6 with an ERA of 3.69, 85 Ks and 33 BBs.

Whit Merrifield leads the Royals with a .294 batting average and team high 77 hits. Mike Moustakas has 13 home runs and 46 RBIs to lead the Royals. Kansas City has a team batting average of .242 while opposing hitters are averaging .279 at the plate against Royals pitching. On Tuesday, the Royals will send Jason Hammel to the mound. The right-hander this season is 2-7, with an ERA of 4.89, 55 Ks and 21 BBs.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

Texas has lost 7 of its last 9 games

The UNDER has cashed in 8 of Hamels’ last 10 starts on the road

Kansas City has lost 13 of Hammel’s last 18 starts

The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the last 6 starts by Hammel overall

Free MLB Pick: Texas Rangers -130

Texas has won 4 of the last 5 starts Hamels has made versus Kansas City. The Rangers have won 4 of their last 5 played in Kansas City. The Rangers bats are difference in another ugly Royals loss. Final Score Prediction, Texas Rangers win big 7-4.


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