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Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals Prediction 6-21-24 Picks

Kansas City Royals (41-34) vs. Texas Rangers (34-40)
June 21, 2024 8:05 pm EDT
The Line: Texas Rangers -143 / Kansas City Royals +131; Over/Under: +8.5
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The Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers meet Friday in MLB action from Globe Life Field. Here’s a Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals prediction. This will be the first installment in a three-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game.

Kansas City Royals Betting Preview

Kansas City is fresh off a three-game series versus the Oakland Athletics. The Royals struggled in that set, losing 7-5 Tuesday and 5-1 in game two. In the finale Thursday Kansas City eked out a 3-2 win on seven team hits. Starter Seth Lugo put up 6.2 innings with two earned on six hits and three walks.
In the starter role for the Friday game the Royals will send out Brady Singer. This year Singer is 4-4 with a 3.39 ERA and 76 Ks in 77.0 innings over 14 starts. Singer is 31-35 with a 4.34 ERA in 109 games (106 starts) over his career.

Texas Rangers Betting Preview

Over on the Rangers’ side, they took on the New York Mets this week. Texas lost 14-2 in the opener and 7-6 in game two but staved off the sweep with a 5-3 win in the finale. Rangers starter Andrew Heaney posted 6.0 innings with three earned runs on four hits and two walks in the win.

As starting pitcher for the Friday opener, the Rangers will go with Nathan Eovaldi. So far Eovaldi has gone 3-3 with a 3.15 ERA in 11 starts. He has 64 Ks in 60.0 total frames. Eovaldi carries a career mark of 82-76 with a 4.06 ERA in 276 games (257 starts).

Royals vs Rangers Pick Injury Notes

Rangers SP Jose Corniell will undergo season-ending surgery to repair the UCL in his right elbow.

Total Runs Facts

  • Five of the last six games between the Royals and Rangers at Globe Life Field have gone OVER the total runs line.
  • Five of the Royals’ last six games after playing the previous day have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • The ‘Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Rangers’ last eight games as favorites against American League opponents.
  • The ‘Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Royals’ last four games as road underdogs against AL West opponents.

Texas Rangers Player Prop Facts

  • Leody Taveras has recorded a Double in three of the Rangers’ last four games against the Royals.
  • Corey Seager has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 18 Friday appearances at Globe Life Field.
  • Nathan Eovaldi has recorded a win in four of his last five appearances against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Nathaniel Lowe has recorded at least one RBI in six of the Rangers’ last seven games as favorites against the Royals.
  • Josh Jung has scored at least one run in each of his last five appearances in night games.
  • Josh Jung has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last six home appearances after not playing the previous day.
  • Jonah Heim has hit a home run in each of his last two home appearances against the Royals.
  • Jonah Heim has recorded a Single in each of his last seven appearances with the Rangers as home favorites.

Kansas City Royals Player Prop Facts

  • Brady Singer has recorded five or more strikeouts in each of his last five appearances in night games.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has recorded at least one RBI in eight of the Royals’ last nine games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has recorded a Double in three of the Royals’ last four games as underdogs against AL opponents.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has recorded at least one hit in each of the Royals’ last 14 games as underdogs against AL opponents.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has scored at least one run in nine of the Royals’ last 10 games against the Rangers.
  • Austin Nola has hit a home run in two of his last three appearances with his team as an underdog against the Rangers.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has recorded at least one Single in each of the Royals’ last seven games as road underdogs against AL opponents.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has recorded at least one total base in each of the Royals’ last 14 games as underdogs against AL opponents.

Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals Prediction

I’ll try the Rangers I suppose. Both starters could use a good outing, though. Eovaldi is coming off a loss to the Mariners with 3.0 innings and four earned runs. Prior to that however, Eovaldi had just three earned in 12.2 innings over two starts. As for Singer, he’s 0-2 in his last two starts with nine earned runs in 11.2 innings total during that span.

Texas coughed up a ton of runs in the Mets series—24 total over three games. That makes five or more runs surrendered in four of the last five games. Saturday’s game could get out of hand quickly on both sides if the pitching isn’t on point.

Andrew's Free Pick: Texas Rangers -143

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Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.

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