Kansas City Royals vs. Texas Rangers - 6/18/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (29-44) at Kansas City Royals (22-49)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 18, 2018 at 8:15 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
B Colon (3-4) (4.94) vs. I Kennedy (1-6) (5.13)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -105 / Texas Rangers -105 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Kansas City, FS-Southwest
Monday MLB action brings us to Kauffman Stadium where the Texas Rangers visit the Kansas City Royals.
The Texas Rangers couldn’t stop the Colorado offense Sunday but the bats saved the day in a 13-12 victory. Texas starter Yovani Gallardo gave up five runs over five innings with three relievers allowing seven runs.
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The Rangers attack consisted of nine hits and seven walks with Jurickson Profar going 2-4 with a homer and four runs driven in while Nomar Mazara was 2-4 with three RBI”s and a pair of runs followed by Jose Trevino who ripped a two run walk off single.
Veteran right hander Bartolo Colon toes the rubber against Kansas City on Monday.
Colon comes off of a 12-5 loss at the LA Dodgers with eight runs given up on nine hits over 3.1 frames.
The Kansas City Royals will look to rebound on the mound following a 7-4 loss to Houston where the pen coughed up a late lead. Kansas City starter Brad Keller was charged with three runs before three relievers combined to give up three runs in the 8th and a run in the 9th.
The Royals logged six hits and walked four times with Hunter Dozier clubbing a two run bomb while Alcides Escobar recorded an RBI. Kansas City has named right hander Ian Kennedy as Monday’s starter against visiting Texas. Kennedy comes off of a 5-1 loss (ND) against Cincinnati with eight shutout innings.
Texas are 1-7 in their last 8 overall and are 1-7 in their last 8 games on grass and are 7-20 in their last 27 Monday games. Over is 8-3 in Kansas City last 11 Monday games and Kansas City are 10-26 in their last 36 home games and under is 7-3 in Kansas City last 10 overall. Texas are 16-5 in the last 21 meetings and under is 32-13-6 in the last 51 meetings.
Kennedy has looked good of late and Colon has been okay or awful so the numbers in this game say stay away. I’ll go with the Rangers bats for an interest…