Rangers vs. Royals - 7/31/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (49-54) at Texas Rangers (61-44)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 3:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
D Gee (3-4) (4.55) vs. L Harrell (2-2) (3.37)
The Line: Texas Rangers -140 / Kansas City Royals +130 --- Over/Under: 10.5 See the Latest Odds
The Texas Rangers look to sweep the Kansas City Royals Sunday afternoon.
The Kansas City Royals could use a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Royals have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Kansas City Royals have an ERA of 4.39 and have lost seven of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 109 hits, Alcides Escobar has 25 RBI and Salvador Perez has 15 home runs. Dillon Gee gets the ball, and he’s 3-4 with a 4.54 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. This will be Gee’s second career game against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Rangers have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Texas Rangers offense has picked up recently, and they’ve split their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Ian Desmond leads texas with 125 hits, Rougned Odor has 54 RBI and Adrian Beltre has 16 home runs. Lucas Harrell takes the hill, and he’s 2-2 with a 3.38 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Harrell is 0-1 with a 5.87 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 13-4 in their last 17 during game 4 of a series and 0-4 in their last 4 Sunday games. The Rangers are 10-2 in their last 12 Sunday games and 2-5 in their last 7 during game 4 of a series. The Royals are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Texas.
The Rangers have seemed to have found their form as of late, while the Royals continue to fall apart before our eyes and are simply unbackable with the way they've been playing. Not high on either of these pitchers, but the Rangers find ways to win while the Royals find ways to lose. I'll take Texas for the four-game sweep.