Rangers vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Tuesday, April 18, 2023

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Rangers vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, April 18, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Texas Rangers (10-6), led by the red-hot Marcus Semien and his two-game homer streak, are -121 favorites to pick up a win over the Kansas City Royals (4-13) Tuesday at 7:40 PM ET, live from Kauffman Stadium and broadcast on BSKC.

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

Rangers vs. Royals Odds

  • Rangers odds to win: -121
  • Royals odds to win: +102
  • Spread: Rangers -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, April 18, 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 nine total times this season. They’ve gone 6-3 in those games.

When playing as moneyline favorites with odds of -121 or shorter, Texas has a record of 6-3 (66.7%).

This season, the Royals have won four out of the 17 games, or 23.5%, in which they’ve been the underdog.

This season, Kansas City has won four of its 17 games, or 23.5%, when it’s the underdog by at least +102 on the moneyline.

The Rangers have played in 16 games with an over/under set, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total 10 times (10-6-0).

Games involving the Royals have gone over the total set by bookmakers in nine of 17 chances this season.

Rangers Stats & Insights

The Rangers score the sixth-most runs in baseball (88 total, 5.5 per game).

Texas averages 1.1 home runs per game to rank 14th in baseball with 18 total home runs .

The Rangers have the 21st-ranked batting average in the majors (.237).

Texas strikes out 8.3 times per game, the seventh-fewest average in the majors.

The Rangers pitching staff is fifth in MLB with a collective 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings.

Texas has the eighth-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (3.61).

Royals Stats & Insights

The Royals have scored the 28th-most runs in the league this season with just 54 (3.2 per game).

Kansas City’s 13 home runs rank 27th in MLB this season.

The Royals have a team batting average of just .202 this season, which ranks last among MLB teams.

Kansas City is a team with a lot of swing and miss this season, ranking 28th with an average of 9.5 strikeouts per game.

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

Kansas City has the 20th-ranked ERA (4.82) in the majors this season.

Rangers Key Players to Watch

Eovaldi (1-2) gets the starting nod for the Rangers in his fourth start of the season. He has a 6.32 ERA in 15 2/3 innings pitched, with 19 strikeouts.

Semien is batting .254 this season with a team-high three home runs.

Nate Lowe has collected 17 hits this season and has an OBP of .296. He’s slugging .448 on the year.

Josh Jung is batting .288 this season with three home runs and nine RBI.

Adolis Garcia is batting .200 this season with a team-high three home runs and 14 RBI.

Royals Key Players to Watch

Keller (2-1) will take the mound for the Royals, his fourth start of the season.

Vinnie Pasquantino has a team-best three home runs.

Bobby Witt Jr. has a club-high .262 batting average.

Salvador Perez has put up a team-best seven runs batted in.

Nicky Lopez has three doubles, a triple and six walks while hitting .200.

Rangers and Royals Injuries

Rangers: Mitch Garver: 10 Day IL (Knee), Leody Taveras: 10 Day IL (Oblique), 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), Jacob deGrom: day-to-day (Wrist)

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 4, Royals 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 9 runs
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