Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Prediction MLB Picks 6/22/24

Texas Rangers (34-40) vs Kansas City Royals (42-34)

Game Info: Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 4:05 pm (Globe Life Field)

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The Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers meet Saturday in MLB game 2 action at Globe Life Field. Here’s a Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Prediction. This article will include a Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Pick.

Kansas City Royals Betting Preview

The Kansas City Royals are 42-35 on the year after games against the Dodgers and Athletics. The Kansas City Royals have scored 6 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 5 of their last 7 games. The Kansas City Royals have lost 6 of their last 7 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Bobby Witt Jr. leads the Kansas City Royals with 99 hits and 53 RBI, while Salvador Perez and Maikel Garcia have combined for 152 hits and 84 RBI.

Texas Rangers Betting Preview

The Texas Rangers are 35-40 after losses to the Mariners and Mets. The Texas Rangers have scored 17 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 6 of their last 10 games. The Texas Rangers have lost 8 of their last 10 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Marcus Semien leads the Texas Rangers with 76 hits and 43 RBI, while Josh Smith and Corey Seager have combined for 128 hits and 64 RBI.

Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Pitching Pick Matchup

Michael Wacha gets the ball for the Kansas City Royals, and he is 4-5 with a 4.24 ERA and 56 strikeouts this season. Wacha will pitch for the first time in 3 weeks after dealing with a foot injury. Wacha has allowed 29 hits and 16 earned runs in his last 34 innings. Wacha is 0-2 with a 5.79 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Texas Rangers.

Jon Gray gets the ball for the Texas Rangers, and he is 2-3 with a 3.31 ERA and 65 strikeouts this season. Gray has allowed 16 hits and 10 runs in his last 8.1 innings. Gray has a 4.17 ERA and .273 allowed batting average in 36.2 home innings. Gray is 1-1 with a 2.18 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Kansas City Royals.

Why the Texas Rangers will win

  • The Royals have lost seven of their last eight day games against the Rangers following a loss.
  • The Rangers have won six of their last seven games against the Royals.
  • The Royals have failed to cover the run line in seven of their last eight games against American League opponents after playing the previous day.
  • The Rangers have covered the run line in each of their last six Saturday day home games against American League opponents.

Texas Rangers Player Prop Facts

  • Jonah Heim has hit a home run in each of his last two home appearances against the Royals after playing the previous day.
  • Nathaniel Lowe has recorded a Double in three of the Rangers' last four games against AL opponents.
  • Jonah Heim has recorded at least one RBI in four of his last five appearances in day games against AL teams that held a winning record.
  • Nathaniel Lowe has scored a run in each of the Rangers' last four home games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Corey Seager has recorded at least one Single in each of his last five appearances against the Royals after playing the previous day.
  • Jon Gray has recorded seven or more strikeouts in four of his last five appearances against AL opponents.
  • Nathaniel Lowe has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Rangers' last four home games against the Royals.
  • Adolis Garcia has recorded at least one hit in each of the Rangers' last 15 Saturday games against AL opponents that held a winning record.

Kansas City Royals Player Prop Facts

  • Bobby Witt Jr. has hit a home run in each of the Royals' last two day games against AL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Royals' last five day games against AL teams that held a losing record.
  • Michael Wacha has recorded four or more strikeouts in each of his seven previous appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has scored at least one run in five of the Royals' last six games against the Rangers.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has recorded at least one Single in each of the Royals' last seven Saturday games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Salvador Perez has recorded at least one hit in each of the Royals' last eight Saturday day games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Kyle Isbel has recorded at least one total base in eight of his last nine appearances against AL opponents.
  • Michael Wacha has recorded a win in three of his last four road appearances against AL West opponents.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. ranks 4th in the league in Steals (21) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Texas Rangers rank 25th in the league for walks allowed this season (274).
  • The Texas Rangers rank 8th in the league for opponent batting average this season (.232).
  • The Kansas City Royals rank T5th in the league for doubles this season (135).
  • The Kansas City Royals rank 5th in the league for RBI's this season (351).

Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Prediction

The Kansas City Royals are probably worth a look if given a reasonable price, but I can't get behind Michael Wacha who hasn't pitched in 3 weeks due to a foot issue. Wacha also wasn't good the last few starts we saw him. Jon Gray has had his struggles at home, but he's been sharp overall, and we know what he's capable of when he's right. At home, the Rangers have to like their chances against a shaky Wacha. Give me the Rangers to get a much-needed home victory.

Randy’s Pick Texas Rangers

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