Royals vs. Rangers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, April 19, 2023

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Royals vs. Rangers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, April 19, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Texas Rangers (11-6) serve as underdogs on the moneyline (-103) in Wednesday’s contest against the Kansas City Royals (4-14). First pitch is at 2:10 PM ET on BSKC. The Rangers are favored against the spread in this one (1.5) with +155 odds.

Brady Singer will get the ball for Kansas City while Texas will counter with Martin Perez.

Royals vs. Rangers Odds

  • Royals odds to win: -117
  • Rangers odds to win: -103
  • Spread: Rangers -1.5
  • Total: 9.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2023
  • Time: 2:10 PM ET
  • TV: BSKC

Who Will Win Royals vs. Rangers?

Royals and Rangers Betting Trends

The Royals are playing as the moneyline favorite for the first time this season.

Kansas City has not played a game with moneyline odds of -117 or shorter.

The Rangers have been underdogs in seven games this season and won four (57.1%) of those contests.

This season, Texas has won three of its six games when it’s the underdog by at least -103 on the moneyline.

The Royals have combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 10 times this season for a 10-7-1 record against the over/under.

The Rangers and their opponents have hit the over in 11 of their 17 games with a total this season.

Royals Stats & Insights

The Royals are the second-lowest scoring team in MLB action averaging 3.1 runs per game (56 total).

Kansas City has hit 13 home runs this season, the fourth-lowest total in baseball.

The Royals have the worst batting average in the majors (.204).

Kansas City’s hitters strike out 9.4 times per game, the 27th-most in MLB.

The 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings compiled by the Royals pitching staff ranks 20th in the majors.

Kansas City’s 5.22 team ERA ranks 24th among all MLB pitching staffs.

Rangers Stats & Insights

The Rangers have scored the second-most runs in the league this season with 100.

Texas’ 20 home runs rank 12th in Major League Baseball.

The Rangers rank 18th in MLB with a .243 team batting average.

Texas is one of the best teams in baseball at making contact this season, ranking sixth with an average of 8.2 strikeouts per game.

The Rangers have a 9.7 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, fifth-best in baseball.

Texas pitchers have a combined ERA of 3.52 ERA this year, eighth-best in baseball.

Royals Key Players to Watch

Singer (1-1 with a 7.88 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 16 2/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Royals, his fourth of the season.

Vinnie Pasquantino leads Kansas City in home runs this season with three while driving in six runs.

Bobby Witt Jr. leads Kansas City in batting with a .261 average while slugging two homers and driving in six runs.

Salvador Perez is among the top hitters for Kansas City with a .235 average, two homers and seven RBI.

Nicky Lopez has collected seven hits this season and has an OBP of .311. He’s slugging .316 on the year.

Rangers Key Players to Watch

Martin Perez (2-1) will take the mound for the Rangers, his fourth start of the season.

Marcus Semien leads the Rangers with four home runs.

Nate Lowe has seven doubles, two home runs and four walks while hitting .254.

Adolis Garcia leads the Rangers with four home runs and 17 runs batted in.

Josh Jung is hitting .286 to pace his team.

Royals and Rangers Injuries

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: 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), Jacob deGrom: day-to-day (Wrist)

Royals vs. Rangers Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rangers 6, Royals 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 9.5 runs
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