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

Kansas City Royals (20-13) vs Texas Rangers (17-16)

Game Info: Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 2:10 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)

Daniel Lynch (0-0) (0.00) vs Jon Gray (1-1) (2.20)

Betting Odds: Kansas City Royals +110 / Texas Rangers -125 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Texas Rangers and the Kansas City Royals meet Sunday in MLB action from Kauffman Stadium. Here’s a Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals prediction. This will be the final installment in a three-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The Texas Rangers recent form and player performance

• The Kansas City Royals recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Texas Rangers

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Kansas City Royals

• Recent betting trends in games played between the Rangers and Royals

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Rangers vs Royals game

Texas Rangers Betting Preview

The Rangers took on the Washington Nationals in their last series. Texas lost Wednesday 1-0 but otherwise took wins 7-1 and 6-0 to emerge victorious in the set. After a 7-1 loss to the Royals in the Friday opener, on Saturday the Rangers managed 17 team hits on the way to a 15-4 blowout victory. Dane Dunning lasted 4.2 innings in the start with two earned on four hits and one walk.

It’ll be Jon Gray in the starting pitcher role for the Rangers on Sunday. This year in seven games (six starts), Gray is 1-1 with a 2.48 ERA and 35 Ks in 32.2 innings. Gray is 70-65 with a 4.40 ERA in 212 games (210 starts).

Kansas City Royals Betting Preview

Over on the Royals’ side, they played the Toronto Blue Jays in their last series. Kansas City lost 6-5 in the opener, then came back for wins 4-1 and 6-1 in the next pair. The Royals continued to play well on Friday versus the Rangers. In the Saturday matchup Kansas City gave up three runs in three different innings. Starting pitcher Michael Wacha put up 3.2 innings with nine hits, one walk and seven earned runs. The Royals will take on the Brewers after this series.

As starting pitcher for the Royals on Sunday, the team didn’t immediately announce a name.

Rangers vs Royals Injury Notes

Rangers SP Nathan Eovaldi was placed on the 15-day Injured List Friday due to a strained right groin.

Kansas City Royals Player Prop Facts

  • Austin Nola has recorded an RBI in each of his last four appearances against the Rangers.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has scored at least one run in each of the Royals' last six games against AL West opponents.
  • Hunter Renfroe has hit a home run in two of his last three home appearances against the Rangers.
  • Vinnie Pasquantino has recorded at least one hit in seven of his eight previous home appearances against AL West opponents that held a winning record.
  • Vinnie Pasquantino has recorded at least one Single in each of the Royals' last four games against AL West opponents.
  • Vinnie Pasquantino has recorded at least one total base in seven of his eight previous home appearances against AL West opponents that held a winning record.

Texas Rangers Player Prop Facts

  • Adolis Garcia has hit a home run in each of his last two appearances in day games against teams that held a winning record.
  • Jonah Heim has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 14 road appearances against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Jonah Heim has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 14 road appearances against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Jonah Heim has recorded at least one Single in each of his last six appearances against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Adolis Garcia has recorded at least one RBI in six of his last seven appearances in day games against teams that held a winning record.
  • Marcus Semien has scored at least one run in seven of the Rangers' last eight games at Kauffman Stadium.
  • Jon Gray has recorded six or more strikeouts in four of his last five road appearances against AL Central opponents.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Kansas City Royals rank 2nd in the league for strikeouts against this season (224).
  • The Kansas City Royals rank 29th in the league for strikeouts this season (253).
  • The Texas Rangers rank 2nd in the league for opponent batting average this season (.216).
  • The Texas Rangers rank 3rd in the league for hits allowed this season (239).

Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals Prediction

I might take a stab on the Rangers here. Gray has looked pretty good over his last three outings. After a couple of short stints versus the Braves (1.2 innings; zero earned) and the Mariners (4.2 innings; one earned), Gray had a great start versus the Nationals on April 30. In that one Gray put up just one earned on three hits and no walks in 8.0 innings for a victory.

On Saturday, the Rangers had a field day on offense and cruised after the fourth inning. Overall the pitching effort was pretty economical, even with the big lead. Texas should be able to post a strong showing in the finale as well.

Andrew’s Pick Texas Rangers -125

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