Rangers vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Monday, April 10, 2023

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Rangers vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Monday, April 10, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Texas Rangers will take the field against the Kansas City Royals (3-7) on Monday. The game begins at 8:05 PM ET on BSSW, with the Rangers listed as -174 favorites on the moneyline.

Texas’ Andrew Heaney gets the start, and he’ll go against Kansas City’s Zack Greinke.

Rangers vs. Royals Odds

  • Rangers odds to win: -174
  • Royals odds to win: +149
  • Spread: Rangers -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Monday, April 10, 2023
  • Time: 8:05 PM ET
  • TV: BSSW

Who Will Win Rangers vs. Royals?

Rangers and Royals Betting Trends

The Rangers have won 60% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (3-2).

Texas has played as moneyline favorites of -174 or shorter in just one game this season, which it won.

This season, the Royals have been the underdog 10 times and won three of those games.

Kansas City has a record of 1-2 in games where sportsbooks have it as underdogs of at least +149 on the moneyline.

The Rangers have played in nine games with an over/under set, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total five times (5-4-0).

The Royals’ games have gone over the total in four of their 10 chances.

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Rangers Stats & Insights

The Rangers have the No. 11 offense in baseball scoring 5.2 runs per game (47 total runs).

Texas averages 1.0 home run per game to rank 21st in MLB action with nine total home runs .

The Rangers’ .242 batting average ranks 19th in MLB.

Texas strikes out 8.6 times per game, the 10th-fewest average in the majors.

The Rangers pitching staff ranks fourth in MLB with a collective 10.0 strikeouts per nine innings.

Texas’ 3.65 team ERA ranks sixth among all MLB pitching staffs.

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Royals Stats & Insights

The Royals have scored the 27th-most runs in the league this season with just 27 (2.7 per game).

Kansas City has hit 10 homers this season, which ranks 15th in the majors.

The Royals have a team batting average of just .184 this season, which ranks last among MLB teams.

Kansas City ranks 20th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.9 Ks per contest.

The Royals average the 13th-most strikeouts per nine innings (9.0) in the league this season.

Kansas City pitchers have a combined ERA of 3.74 ERA this year, seventh-best in baseball.

Rangers Key Players to Watch

The Rangers will look to Heaney (0-1) in his second start of the season.

Nate Lowe leads Texas in runs batted in with seven and has a batting average of .263.

Josh Jung is slugging .429 this season, with a team-best two homers while driving in five runs.

Corey Seager leads Texas with a .273 batting average.

Marcus Semien has collected nine hits this season and has an OBP of .244. He’s slugging .359 on the year.

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Royals Key Players to Watch

Greinke will get the start for the Royals, his third of the season.

Salvador Perez paces the Royals with two home runs and five runs batted in, while racking up a team-best batting average of .265.

Vinnie Pasquantino is hitting .258 with three doubles, a home run and five walks.

Bobby Witt Jr. has a team-best two homers.

Nicky Lopez has a double, a triple and three walks while hitting .188.

Rangers and Royals Injuries

Rangers: Mitch Garver: 10 Day IL (Knee), Leody Taveras: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Josh Sborz: 15 Day IL (Ankle), Spencer Howard: 60 Day IL (Lat), Brett Martin: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Odorizzi: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Glenn Otto: 60 Day IL (Lat)

Royals: Drew Waters: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Daniel Lynch: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Brentz: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Angel Zerpa: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Diego Hernandez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

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Rangers vs. Royals Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rangers 7, Royals 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs
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