Texas Rangers vs. Kansas City Royals
The Texas Rangers and the Kansas City Royals face off for the second game of their series in Texas.Â The Rangers are -210 favorites over the Royals with an over/under total set at 9 runs.
The Texas Rangers returned to first place in the American League West as they knocked off the Royals on Friday. Ian Kinsler, Michael Young, and Adrian Beltre all had three hits and as the Rangers banged out 15 hits and 11 runs on Friday. Derek Holland allowed seven hits and five runs while striking out nine in seven innings of work to get his third win of the year. On Saturday Texas looks to Alexei Ogando to make the start and bring home another win. On the season Ogando has allowed 10 hits and five runs while striking out nine in 19.1 innings of work.
The Kansas City Royals lost a half of a game on the Cleveland Indians who were rained out in Minnesota. Brayan Pena homered and Alex Gordon had two hits and scored twice but the Royals struck out 12 times total in the losing effort. Jeff Francis allowed nine hits and six runs while striking out just two in four innings of work to take his second loss of the year. For game two of this series KC starts Kyle Davies who needs some quality innings to lower his ERA. For the season Davies has allowed 30 hits and 16 home runs while striking out 16 in 20 innings of work.
Texas is 8-2 in their last 10 home games, 2-4 in their last six games overall, and 6-2 in their last eight home games against a right-handed starter. Kansas City is 6-2 against the AL West, 1-5 in their last six road games against a right handed starter, and 4-1 in Davies’ last five road starts against a team with a winning record. Kansas City hasn’t won in Texas in their last six tries.
The Texas Rangers should win the game quite easily.Â Therefore, I have no fears in laying the minus 210 in this game.
Texas Rangers -210 Kansas City Royals