Free MLB Pick: Royals vs Rangers Odds
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Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time: 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Globe Life Park, Arlington, Texas
Projected Pitchers: Ian Kennedy vs. AJ Griffin
MLB Moneyline Odds: Texas -120, Kansas City +110
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 9
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Kansas City Royals
Kansas City has the worst run production in the league and the second best ERA. Both are kind of surprises. This will be a very interesting year for KC.
They can’t really think they are a contender but they have some useful pieces to sell off. This team can be better offensively but their pitching can’t be this good for a whole season. Looks like a .500 team to me.
Ian Kennedy is coming off his best start of the season. Last time out he struct out 10 Angels over 8 innings. He didn’t get the win but the team did. His numbers are good this season but the Royals have only scored three runs combined in his three starts.
He is never going to be that good. I don’t like this spot on the road for him.
The Rangers are slugging the ball and have some interesting numbers – 4th in homers, 9th in scoring, last in batting average. The team is hitting an embarrassing .206, worse than the Blue Jays.
Regression tells you that has to improve but when and how quickly remains a mystery, especially with their best hitter, Adrian Beltre, out of the lineup.
On a team with Cole Hamels and Yu Darvish it is surprising to see AJ Griffin lead in wins.
He has only been respectable but sometimes that is good enough. His last outing was brilliant, a one hitter against Oakland, but he has also been lucky with run support – 25 runs over three games. Compare that to Kennedy above.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 6-2-2 in KC last 10 road games.
- Under is 9-2-1 in Kennedys last 12 road starts.
- KC are 4-10 in Kennedys last 14 road starts.
- TEX are 3-8 in their last 11 home games.
- TEX are 6-15 in their last 21 overall.
- TEX are 17-5 in Griffins last 22 starts on grass.
Free Kansas City Royals vs. Texas Rangers MLB Prediction:
Instinct tells me that Griffin can’t be as lucky as he has been with run support so I am leaning towards Kansas City in this one. The fact that you get + money makes it an even easier choice.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Kansas City +110
I like the value with the road team here. Griffin is always a fade for me and the fact that he has been getting lucky only tells me the tide is about to turn.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Kansas City 6 – Texas 4
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