Rangers vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Monday, April 17, 2023

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Rangers vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Monday, April 17, 2023

MLB Predictions

Nate Lowe (11 games) will look to add to his hitting streak when the Texas Rangers (9-6) and Kansas City Royals (4-12) meet Monday at 7:40 PM ET, live on BSKC from Kauffman Stadium. Lowe and the Rangers are favored by bookmakers with -217 odds on the moneyline.

Jacob deGrom gets the starting nod for Texas while Jordan Lyles is Kansas City’s starter for the contest.

Rangers vs. Royals Odds

  • Rangers odds to win: -217
  • Royals odds to win: +180
  • Spread: Rangers -1.5
  • Total: 7.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Monday, April 17, 2023
  • Time: 7:40 PM ET
  • TV: BSKC

Who Will Win Rangers vs. Royals?

Rangers and Royals Betting Trends

The Rangers have been the moneyline favorite eight total times this season. They’ve finished 5-3 in those games.

Texas has played as moneyline favorites of -217 or shorter in only one game this season, which it won.

The Royals have entered the game as underdogs 16 times this season and won four, or 25%, of those games.

Kansas City has a record of 1-2 when it’s set as an underdog of +180 or more by oddsmakers this season.

The Rangers have combined with opponents to go over the total 10 times this season for a 10-5-0 record against the over/under.

The Royals and their opponents have gone over the total this season in nine of their 16 opportunities.

Rangers Stats & Insights

The Rangers have the No. 6 offense in baseball scoring 5.6 runs per game (84 total runs).

Texas ranks 16th in baseball with 16 total home runs.

The Rangers’ .243 batting average ranks 17th in MLB.

Texas strikes out 8.6 times per game, the ninth-fewest mark in baseball.

The pitching staff for the Rangers has a collective 9.7 K/9, the fifth-best in the majors.

Texas has the 10th-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (3.86).

Royals Stats & Insights

The Royals are among the lowest scoring teams in the league, ranking 28th with just 54 total runs (3.4 per game) this season.

Kansas City’s 13 home runs rank 26th in MLB this season.

The Royals have a team batting average of just .211 this season, which ranks 29th among MLB teams.

Kansas City ranks just 26th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 9.5 whiffs per contest.

The Royals average the 12th-most strikeouts per nine innings (8.9) in the league this season.

Kansas City has pitched to a 5.00 ERA this season, which ranks 22nd in baseball.

Rangers Key Players to Watch

deGrom (1-0 with a 4.32 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 16 2/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Rangers, his fourth of the season.

Lowe has been key for Texas with two home runs, 13 RBI and a batting average of .270 this season.

Marcus Semien is batting .250 with an OBP of .279 and a slugging percentage of .406 this season.

Adolis Garcia leads the club in homers (three) and runs batted in (14) this season.

Jonah Heim is batting .282 with an OBP of .349 and a slugging percentage of .487 this season.

Royals Key Players to Watch

The Royals’ Lyles (0-2) will make his fourth start of the season.

Vinnie Pasquantino has hit a team-high three home runs.

Bobby Witt Jr.’s .274 batting average is a team-high mark.

Salvador Perez leads the Royals with seven runs batted in.

Nicky Lopez is hitting .219 with three doubles, a triple and six walks.

Rangers and Royals Injuries

Rangers: Leody Taveras: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Mitch Garver: 10 Day IL (Knee), Corey Seager: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Spencer Howard: 60 Day IL (Lat), Brett Martin: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Odorizzi: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Glenn Otto: 60 Day IL (Lat), Jon Gray: day-to-day (Forearm)

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

Rangers vs. Royals Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rangers 6, Royals 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 7.5 runs
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