Rangers vs Royals Prediction - MLB Picks 4/17/23

Kansas City Royals (4-12) vs Texas Rangers (9-6)

Game Info: Monday, April 17, 2023 at 7:40 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)

Jordan Lyles (0-2) (5.19) vs Jacob deGrom (1-0) (4.32)

Betting Odds: Kansas City Royals +188 / Texas Rangers -205 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Kansas City Royals will begin a three-game set with the Texas Rangers this Monday from Kauffman Stadium.

Rangers Betting Preview

Texas moved to 9-6 after defeating in-state rival Houston. The Rangers took the rubber match from the Astros after blowing up Framber Valdez in the seventh inning and winning by eight, 9-1. The Texas offense is scoring 4.37 runs per game, while batting .244, with a .311 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 3.86 ERA, with a 1.27?WHIP. Nathaniel Lowe has recorded a hit in ten straight games, and he second on the team in hitting (.270) and RBI (13). Adolis Garcia leads Texas in RBI at 14 after producing one in four of the last six games. 

Jacob deGrom (1-1, 4.22 ERA, 12 Ks) will take the mound for Texas. The 2x Cy Young winner delivered a masterclass versus the Royals last week, striking out nine in seven innings pitched, while allowing just two runs. DeGrom has struck out at least seven in each of his first three starts, and he’ll look to bottle KC up again here.  

Royals Betting Preview

Kansas City moved to 4-11 after losing to Atlanta. The Royals have dropped five of their last six games, and they’ll attempt to turn the tide here. The Kansas City offense is scoring 3.35 runs per game, while batting .211, with a .273 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.98 ERA, with a 1.38 WHIP. Bobby Witt Jr. has recorded multiple hits in four of the last five games, and he leads KC in batting average (.274). Vinnie Pasquantino hit his second homer of the season against Atlanta yesterday, he’s right behind Witt in hitting at .269. 

Jordan Lyles (0-3, 3.31 ERA, 11 Ks) will get the call for Kansas City. The veteran pitcher was solid versus the Rangers in Austin, surpassing the sixth inning mark for the first time this season, and allowing four runs. 

Texas vs Kansas City Trends

Texas is 8-7 against the spread this season, with a 10-5 over/under record. Kansas City is 5-11 ATS this year, with a 9-6-1 O/U record.

Corey's Free Pick

Texas will start this series with one of the best pitchers in the majors on the mound, and that itself makes a squad trustworthy against an underwhelming Kansas City team. While pesky at times, this doesn’t feel like a spot the Royals will cause trouble in, and we could even be in for another masterpiece from Jacob deGrom. It should come down to a matter of run support, so trust Texas here Monday.

Corey’s Pick Rangers -1.5

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