Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Prediction MLB Picks 6/21/24

Texas Rangers (34-40) vs Kansas City Royals (41-34)

Game Info: Friday, June 21, 2024 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Field)

Nathan Eovaldi (3-3) (3.15) vs Brady Singer (4-4) (3.39)

Betting Odds: Texas Rangers -143 / Kansas City Royals +131 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers meet Friday in MLB action from Globe Life Field. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Kansas City Royals will send out Brady Singer for the start here and Singer is 4-4 with a 3.39 ERA and 76 strikeouts this season. In his career, Singer is 0-3 with a 6.05 ERA and 22 strikeouts against Texas. The Texas Rangers will trot out Nathan Eovaldi for the start here and Eovaldi is 3-3 with a 3.15 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. In his last 5 starts against the Royals, Eovaldi is 2-2 with a 4.82 ERA and 29 strikeouts.

Kansas City Royals Recap

The Kansas City Royals will try to build up some momentum after salvaging a 3-2 win over the Oakland A’s in Thursday’s series finale. Despite the win however, the Royals still lost the series to Oakland, making it consecutive series losses after defeats at the hands of the Dodgers and Yankees over the last week and a half.

Royals Struggling Offensively

Bobby Witt Jr. leads the Royals with 99 hits including 12 home runs, 53 RBIs and team-highs of 7 triples and 20 doubles with 21 stolen bases. Salvador Perez also has 11 home runs with 45 RBIs and 15 doubles. Nelson Velazquez also has a team-high 61 strikeouts while Maikel Garcia has 5 home runs, 39 RBIs and 17 stolen bases along with 3 triples and 14 doubles this season. Vinnie Pasquantino has 20 doubles with 7 homers and 46 RBIs of his own on the year.

Why the Kansas City Royals will win

  • The Royals have won each of their last 11 Friday games against American League opponents.
  • The Rangers have lost each of their last seven home games against American League opponents following a win.
  • The Rangers have failed to cover the run line in each of their last six night games following a home win.
  • The Royals have covered the run line in each of their last eight Friday games as underdogs against American League opponents.

Texas Rangers Recap

The Texas Rangers come into this one looking to bounce back in this series after losing their set with the Mets despite a 5-3 win in Wednesday’s series finale. The loss in the series gave the Rangers back-to-back series defeats after falling short against the Mariners last weekend.

Rangers Trying To Find Consistency Of Their Own

Marcus Semien leads the Rangers with 75 hits along with 14 doubles, 11 home runs and 40 RBIs while Adolis Garcia has 13 home runs and 40 RBIs with 11 doubles as well as 6 stolen bases. Evan Carter also has 5 home runs with 15 RBIs while Jonah Heim has 6 homers and 31 RBIs and Josh Smith also has a team-high 17 doubles. Corey Seager also has a team-high 14 home runs with 35 RBIs of his own this season.

Why the Texas Rangers will win

  • The Royals have lost each of their last 13 games as underdogs against the Rangers following a win.
  • The Rangers have won 10 of their last 12 home games against the Royals.
  • The Royals have failed to cover the run line in nine of their last 10 games as underdogs against the Rangers following a win.
  • The Rangers have covered the run line in each of their last seven Friday games as favorites against the Royals.

Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Prediction

I’m on the Rangers here. I’m not rushing to bet this game, but Brady Singer historically over the last couple of seasons has struggled on the road, and the Royals are just in a slump away from Kauffman. Once they get back home, I’m sure the Royals will be fine, but right now it’s hard to back them. The Rangers are in dire need of a feel-good series and Eovaldi’s one of the best they have right now and I think Texas rallies for a series-opening win here. Give me Texas.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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