Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Prediction MLB Picks 6/23/24

Texas Rangers (35-40) vs Kansas City Royals (42-35)

Game Info: Sunday, June 23, 2024 at 2:35 pm (Globe Life Field)

Max Scherzer (0-0) (0.00) vs Alec Marsh (5-4) (4.37)

Betting Odds: Texas Rangers -122 / Kansas City Royals +103 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers meet Sunday 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 Alec Marsh here and Marsh is 5-4 with a 4.37 ERA and 65 strikeouts this season. This will be Marsh’s first career start against the Rangers. The Texas Rangers will start Max Scherzer here who is making his season debut after going 13-6 with a 3.77 ERA and 174 strikeouts last season. In his last 5 starts against the Royals, Scherzer is 3-1 with a 3.03 ERA and 35 strikeouts.

Kansas City Royals Recap

The Kansas City Royals will look to bounce back and avoid the sweep after falling short in Saturday’s matchup by a final score of 6-0. The loss meant that the Royals took another series loss after series losses to the A’s, Dodgers and Yankees over the last two weeks.

Royals Scuffling 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 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 six of their last eight games as road underdogs following a loss.
  • The Rangers have lost four of their last six games as home favorites against American League opponents following a win.
  • The Rangers have failed to cover the run line in each of their last nine Sunday games as favorites against AL Central opponents.
  • The Royals have covered the run line in eight of their last nine games as road underdogs following a loss.

Texas Rangers Recap

The Texas Rangers will look to complete the sweep after their win over the Royals on Saturday. The win gave the Rangers a series win which was much needed after series losses to the Mets and Mariners over the last week.

Rangers Starting To Put It Together

Marcus Semien leads the Rangers with 77 hits along with 15 doubles, 11 home runs and 43 RBIs while Adolis Garcia has 13 home runs and 41 RBIs with 11 doubles as well as 6 stolen bases. Jonah Heim has 6 homers and 32 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 Rangers have won seven of their last eight games against the Royals.
  • The Royals have lost eight of their last nine day games against the Rangers following a road loss.
  • The Royals have failed to cover the run line each of their last six games against teams that held a losing record.
  • The home team has covered the run line in each of the Royals' last six games.

Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Prediction

I’m on the Rangers here. The Royals are a team I’m still high on for the rest of the regular season, but for right now, it’s hard to back Kansas City given the slump that the Royals are currently mired in. Marsh also hasn’t been overly effective over the last month and it’s hard to back him in his current form with the offense backing him up struggling the way that it is. Max Scherzer’s a gamer and his return likely gives a jolt to this Rangers lineup that’s looked pretty good in this series. Give me the Rangers here.

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

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