Royals vs. Rangers - 6/7/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (29-26) at Kansas City Royals (30-22)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 2:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
C Lewis (5-3) (4.48) vs. J Guthrie (4-3) (6.17)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -131 / Texas Rangers +121 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-SW, FSN-KC
The Texas Rangers look to sweep the Kansas City Royals Saturday afternoon.
The Texas Rangers look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Rangers have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Rangers have won 12 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 79 hits and 40 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Elvis Andrus have combined for 49 RBI. The Texas Rangers have won nine of their last 10 road games. Colby Lewis gets the ball, and he’s 5-3 with a 4.48 ERA and 50 strikeouts this season. Lewis is 2-4 with a 5.49 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
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The Kansas City Royals need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Royals have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Royals have lost nine straight games when scoring three or less runs. Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas have combined for 122 hits and 51 RBI while Kendrys Morales has 38 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have lost five of their last six home games. Jeremy Guthrie takes the hill, and he’s 4-3 with a 6.17 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. Guthrie is 6-4 with a 3.41 ERA and 47 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 5-0 in Lewis' last 5 starts vs. a team with a winning record. The Royals are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 11-5 in Guthries last 16 starts. The Rangers are 1-4 in Lewis' last 5 starts vs. Royals and the Royals are 4-1 in Guthries last 5 starts vs. Rangers.
I find it difficult to turn down plus money with the way both teams have been playing over the last two weeks. Until the Royals can put runs on the board, they're fade material. Also, the Rangers remain the hottest team in baseball.