Rangers vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, April 12, 2023

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Rangers vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, April 12, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Texas Rangers (7-4) will put their three-game win streak to the test when they host the Kansas City Royals (3-9) Wednesday at 8:05 PM ET on BSSW. Oddsmakers consider the Rangers -167 favorites to extend their streak, while the Royals are +142 underdogs looking for the upset.

Texas’ Nathan Eovaldi gets the start, and he’ll go against Kansas City’s Brad Keller.

Rangers vs. Royals Odds

  • Rangers odds to win: -167
  • Royals odds to win: +142
  • Spread: Rangers -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2023
  • Time: 8:05 PM ET
  • TV: BSSW

Who Will Win Rangers vs. Royals?

Rangers and Royals Betting Trends

The Rangers have compiled a 5-2 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 71.4% of those games).

Texas has won all three games it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -167 or shorter.

The Royals have won three, or 25%, of the 12 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

Kansas City has a record of 1-5 when it’s set as an underdog of +142 or more by sportsbooks this season.

In the 11 games in which oddsmakers have set an over/under for the Rangers, they have combined with opponents to go over the total seven times (7-4-0).

Games involving the Royals have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in six of 12 chances this season.

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Rangers Stats & Insights

The Rangers have the No. 3 offense in MLB action scoring 6.0 runs per game (66 total runs).

Texas averages 1.2 home runs per game to rank 15th in MLB action with 13 total home runs .

The Rangers have the 13th-ranked batting average in the majors (.252).

Texas strikes out 8.1 times per game to rank seventh in baseball.

The 10.3 strikeouts per nine innings put together by the Rangers pitching staff ranks second in the majors.

Texas has a 3.40 team ERA that ranks fifth across all MLB pitching staffs.

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Royals Stats & Insights

The Royals have scored 34 runs (just 2.8 per game) this season, which ranks 29th in MLB.

Kansas City’s 11 home runs rank 22nd in Major League Baseball.

The Royals have a team batting average of just .190 this season, which ranks last among MLB teams.

Kansas City ranks just 27th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.4 whiffs per contest.

The Royals strike out 8.6 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, 18th in MLB.

Kansas City has pitched to a 4.58 ERA this season, which ranks 16th in baseball.

Rangers Key Players to Watch

Eovaldi (1-1) starts for the Rangers, his third of the season.

Nate Lowe is batting .261 with one home run and nine RBI for Texas this season.

Adolis Garcia leads Texas in home runs with two and runs batted in with 11.

Josh Jung is slugging .474 this season, with a team-high two home runs. He’s also collected five RBI.

Marcus Semien has collected 11 hits this season and has an OBP of .240. He’s slugging .354 on the year.

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Royals Key Players to Watch

The Royals’ Keller will make his third start of the season.

Vinnie Pasquantino leads the Royals with a .289 batting average.

Salvador Perez’s two home runs and six RBI are both team-highs.

Bobby Witt Jr. leads the Royals with two home runs.

Nicky Lopez has a double, a triple and four walks while hitting .150.

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), Corey Seager: day-to-day (Hamstring)

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 5, Royals 2
  • Total Prediction: Under 9 runs
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