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(55-41) Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals (47-47)
Date: Friday July 22, 2016
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Venue: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, MO
Projected Pitchers: Yu Darvish vs. Danny Duffy
MLB Moneyline Odds: Texas -101, Kansas City -107
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Royals -1.5 (+170)
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
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This is a big series for both teams looking to make it back to the playoffs in the AL.
For Texas they have seen their lead continue to dwindle with Houston charging hard while Kansas City is just .500 at the moment – catching Cleveland might be off the table this season and even the Wild Card might be out for the defending champs.
The Rangers continue their miserable road trip coming out of the All-Star Break.
They have won just once in six tries and 2 of their last 10 overall to see their lead dip to just 3.5 games.
Even though he was not having a good season they can add Prince Fielder to the list of injured players. He might have surgery that ends his season. This team needs some good news and in a hurry.
More than ever they need an inspiring start from their ace Yu Darvish. Darvish has made just four starts this season and appears to be still working his way into form but he is more than capable of dominating.
He has struck out 28 in 20 innings this season and as he rounds into shape he will be able to work deeper into games.
This team needs to at least know they can count on this guy the rest of the way and this is a big spot.
Kansas City Royals
The Rangers have been bad but the Royals have not been much better – they have won just 4 of their last 10.
They have now dropped behind Detroit in the Central and are 9 games behind Cleveland.
The Royals are involved in some of the trade rumours but there is a chance they are sellers. The bullpen is still elite but the rotations and lineup are not as good as a year ago.
Lefty Danny Duffy has always had great stuff and this season he might finally be putting it all together.
He has the best ERA among starters and is striking out guys at a pretty good clip with 101 whiffs in just 88 innings.
Best of all he has shown that when he is locked in he can go deep in the ballgame too. That is key because that elite pen needs a rest every once in a while.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- TEX are 1-7 in their last 8 overall.
- TEX are 1-7 in their last 8 games on grass.
- Over is 10-4-1 in TEX last 15 overall.
- KC are 4-10 in their last 14 overall.
- KC are 37-15 in their last 52 home games.
- KC are 25-9 in Duffys last 34 home starts.
Free Texas Rangers vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Prediction:
This is an interesting spot. Darvish on the hill is always a good side but the Rangers have been so bad lately. Plus they are on the road. Against a good pitcher. Still they are the dogs.
Duffy splits show that he pitches better on the road but the Royals, despite their struggles of late have the second best home record in the league. Duffy can be a bit of a wild card but the stuff is finally there this season making this one tough to call.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Kansas City -107
I’m going to play to the fact that Texas has really struggled and an off day after their sweep at the hands of the Angels. They are just a .500 team on the road to boot so even though Darvish is tempting you can fade him here.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Kansas City 4 – Texas 3
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