Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals Prediction MLB Picks 5/3/24

Kansas City Royals (19-13) vs Texas Rangers (16-15)

Game Info: Friday, May 3, 2024 at 7:40 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)

Brady Singer (2-1) (2.62) vs Michael Lorenzen (2-1) (4.24)

Betting Odds: Kansas City Royals -106 / Texas Rangers -111 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals meet Friday in MLB game 1 action at Kauffman Stadium. Here’s a Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals Prediction.

Texas Rangers Betting Preview

The Texas Rangers are 17-15 this season after wins over the Reds and Nationals. The Texas Rangers have scored 13 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 8 games. The Texas Rangers have won 5 of their last 6 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Marcus Semien leads the Texas Rangers with 34 hits and 21 RBI while Adolis Garcia and Josh Smith have combined for 61 hits and 39 RBI.

Kansas City Royals Betting Preview

The Kansas City Royals are 19-13 this season after wins over the Tigers and Blue Jays. The Kansas City Royals have scored 15 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 6 games. The Kansas City Royals have won 5 of their last 8 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Bobby Witt Jr. leads the Kansas City Royals with 41 hits and 18 RBI while Salvador Perez and Maikel Garcia have combined for 67 hits and 47 RBI.

Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals Pitching Matchup

Michael Lorenzen gets the ball for the Texas Rangers, and he is 2-1 with a 4.24 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. Lorenzen has allowed 12 hits and 8 runs through 17 innings, while walking 9. Lorenzen has a 2.45 ERA through 11 road innings. Lorenzen is 1-1 with a 2.75 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Kansas City Royals.

Brady Singer gets the ball for the Kansas City Royals, and he is 2-1 with a 2.62 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. Singer has allowed 10 runs in his last 27.1 innings. Singer has a 2.59 ERA and .172 allowed batting average at home this season. Singer is 0-3 with a 8.10 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Texas Rangers.

Kansas City Royals Player Prop Facts

  • Bobby Witt Jr. has hit a home run in three of his last four appearances with the Royals as favorites against AL West opponents.
  • Brady Singer has recorded five or more strikeouts in 10 of his last 11 appearances in night games against teams that held a winning record.
  • Salvador Perez has recorded two or more total bases in 11 of his last 12 appearances in night games against teams that held a winning record.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has scored a run in each of his last five appearances with the Royals as home favorites against AL West opponents.
  • MJ Melendez has recorded at least one hit in seven of his last eight home appearances after not playing the previous day.
  • Vinnie Pasquantino has recorded a Double in three of the Royals' last four games as favorites against AL opponents.
  • Austin Nola has recorded an RBI in each of his last four appearances against the Rangers.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has recorded at least one Single in each of the Royals' last seven night games.
  • Salvador Perez ranks T3rd amongst qualified players for Batting Average (.355) this season.

Texas Rangers Player Prop Facts

  • Adolis Garcia has hit at least one home run in four of the Rangers' last five night games against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Marcus Semien has recorded at least one RBI in five of the Rangers' last six road games against the Royals.
  • Michael Lorenzen has recorded five or more strikeouts in three of his last four appearances with his team as a road underdog against AL opponents.
  • Nathaniel Lowe has scored a run in each of his last six road appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Adolis Garcia has recorded two or more total bases in seven of his last eight appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Jonah Heim has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 13 road appearances against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Michael Lorenzen has recorded a win in five of his last six appearances against AL opponents.
  • Leody Taveras has recorded a Single in each of the Rangers' last six road games against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Adolis Garcia has recorded a Double in each of the Rangers' last four games as road underdogs.
  • Adolis Garcia ranks T5th in the league in Home Runs (8) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Kansas City Royals rank 1st in the league for runs allowed this season (98).
  • The Kansas City Royals rank 2nd in the league for strikeouts against this season (214).
  • The Texas Rangers rank 2nd in the league for opponent batting average this season (.210).
  • The Texas Rangers rank 3rd in the league for hits allowed this season (219).

Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals Prediction

The Texas Rangers are the better team on paper, and they're going to get the benefit of the doubt more times than not. However, the Royals continue to hold their own surprisingly, and they're worth a strong look with Brady Singer on the bump. Singer has an ERA under 3 on the season, and he's allowing a .172 batting average at home. Lorenzen has had issues with his control at times. Pick 'em price, I like the Royals at home with the more dominant pitcher so far this season. Give me the Royals.

Randy’s Pick Kansas City Royals -106

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