Royals at Rangers 5/27/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals
Date & Time: 5/27/2018, 7:05 PM UTC
Latest Odds: TEX -165 O/U 9.5
TV Channel: FSKC

On Sunday, the Kansas City Royals will conclude their four-game series on the road against the Texas Rangers.

The teams split the first two games of the series with Kansas City winning on Friday 8-2 while the Rangers bounced back for an 8-4 win Friday night. In Friday’s win, the Rangers’ Ronald Guzman hit a home run in his fourth consecutive start and finished with three RBIs. Guzman was 2-for-4 in the game. Nomar Mazara hit a home run for the Rangers as well and knocked in three runs. The Rangers are now 3-2 in their seven-game home stand. Mike Minor was victorious on Friday and is now 4-3 but allowed home runs to Jorge Soler and Mike Moustakas. Eric Skoglund took the lost for the Royals to fall to 1-5 on the season.
Jon Jay leads Kansas City with a .291 batting average and team high 57 hits. Mike Moustakas leads the team in home runs with 11 and RBIs with 33. Kansas City has a team batting average of .256 while opposing hitters are averaging .280 at the plate against Royals pitching. On Sunday, the Royals will send Jason Hammel to the mound. The right-hander this season is 1-5 with an ERA of 5.70, 33 Ks and 16 BBs.

Nomar Mazara leads Texas with a .268 batting average, 34 RBIs and a team high 53 hits. Joey Gallo leads the team in home runs with. Texas has a team batting average of .226, while opposing hitters are averaging .272 at the plate against Rangers pitching. On Sunday, the Rangers will send Cole Hamels to the mound. The left-hander this season is 3-4 with an ERA of 3.38, 64 Ks and 23 BBs.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

Kansas City is 2-8 in Hammel’s last 10 starts

The UNDER has cashed in 3 of the Royals last 5 road games

Texas is 1-6 in Hamels’ last 7 starts at home

The OVER has cashed in 4 of the last 5 Rangers games

Free MLB Pick: Over 9.5 Runs

Texas has won 16 of its last 21 against Kansas City and 35 of its last 51 at home against the Royals. Texas is 4-0 in the last 4 starts by Hamels against Kansas City. Final Score Prediction, Texas Rangers win in high scoring over game 7-4.


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