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Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals Prediction 07-22-16

At the beginning of the season who had a Royals prediction of them fighting to be above .500? The Kansas City Royals play host to the American League West leading Texas Rangers for a three-game series beginning Friday. The Royals are 9-16 over their last 25 games and haven’t won a three-game series in more than a month, but they hope to change their fortunes by catching the Rangers at the right time. Texas has lost three straight and 14 of its last 18, watching its AL West lead dwindle from 10 games to 3 1/2.  The Rangers gave up 24 runs in a three-game sweep at the hands of the Los Angeles Angels week. Texas hopes ace Yu Darvish can change that in his second start since coming off the disabled list, as he faces left-hander Danny Duffy, who has been roughed up in three starts against the Rangers, going 0-1 with a 7.24 ERA.

Rangers vs Royals; Time, Date, TV, Odds

GAME: Texas Rangers (55-41) at Kansas City Royals (47-47)
DATE/TIME: Friday, July 22 – 8:15 PM EST
WHERE: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
TV: 8:15 p.m. ET, FSN Southwest (Texas), FSN Kansas City
MONEY LINE: Rangers (-105), Royals (-105)
RUN LINE: Rangers +1.5 (-220), Royals (-1.5) +180
TOTAL: 7.5 Over (-102)

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Starting Pitchers:
Rangers RH Yu Darvish (2-1, 3.15 ERA) vs
Royals LH Danny Duffy (5-1, 3.27)

About Texas Rangers

Darvish returned after more than a month on the disabled list to face the Cubs on Saturday and gave up two runs over 4 1/3 innings. He ran up  his pitch count thanks to nine strikeouts and four walks. Darvish is 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA in two starts against the Royals.

TEXAS RANGERS BETTING TRENDS

Texas is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas’s last 9 games
Texas is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas’s last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Texas is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Money Line As Underdog or Even; 41-29, +2255 (58.6%)
Money Line As Road Underdog; 23-22, +826 (51.1%)
Money Line when Yu Darvish starts; 2-2, -59 (50%)
Over/Under When Line is 7.5; 4-4 (50%)
Over/Under when Yu Darvish starts; 1-3 (25%)

About Kansas City Royals

Duffy has won four straight decisions since a loss at Baltimore on June 6 and has recorded quality starts in six of his last nine outings. In his last start at Detroit, he allowed four runs over 6 1/3 innings. However he got the win and fanned seven Tigers. Duffy has recorded at least seven strikeouts in five straight starts

KANSAS CITY ROYALS BETTING TRENDS

Kansas City is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 5 games at home
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Kansas City is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 5 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 5 games when playing at home against Texas
Kansas City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Texas
Money Line At Home; 30-15, +1291 (66.7%)
Money Line As Home Underdog; 14-11, +567 (56%)
Money Line when Danny Duffy starts; 9-3, +484 (75%)
Over/Under vs Teams Averaging >4.2 Runs; 21-31-3 (40.4%)
Over/Under when Danny Duffy starts; 6-5-1 (54.5%)

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Rangers vs Royals Prediction

Should be a fun game to watch. The Rangers are fading and that leaves the door open for the Royals to get back in the chase for the American League Western Division title. The Royals may not have had a great season so far but they are a top team when playing at home. The Rangers like the Giants, have struggled recently after getting off to a fast start. In fact, they both could join the Cubs as teams that have been chalk killers lately. I like the Royals in this situation. They are at home and playing a team that is struggling. The line I have for this game is the Royals (-125), so that I can get them as a pick is great. Taking the Royals on the money line only and no total or run line pick.

Score Prediction:
Royals 4 – Rangers 3

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