Rangers Vs Royals: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – May 10, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on May 11, 2022

The Texas Rangers (11-16) and Kansas City Royals (9-17) square off in the first of a three-game series on Tuesday at Globe Life Field, at 8:05 PM ET. The Rangers are coming off a series defeat to the Yankees, and the Royals a series loss to the Orioles. Texas’ (-136 to win) Martin Perez and Kansas City’s (+115) Brad Keller will be the starting pitchers.

The betting trends in this article reference odds valid as of May 10, 2022 at 7:13 PM ET. Check out the table below for the most up-to-date lines for this contest and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

Rangers vs Royals Betting Lines

Rangers Betting Insights

  • The Rangers have entered the game as favorites four times this season and won once.
  • Texas has a record of 1-2 when favored by -136 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 57.6% chance of a victory for the Rangers.
  • Games involving Texas have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 10 of 27 chances this season.
  • The Rangers are 16-11-0 ATS in their 27 games with a spread this season.

Rangers Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 5-5
Runs Per Game 3.1
HR 10
ERA 2.43
K/9 8.29

Royals Betting Insights

  • The Royals have won in six, or 30%, of the 20 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year.
  • This year, Kansas City has won two of 13 games when listed as at least +115 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Royals have an implied victory probability of 46.5% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup.
  • Kansas City and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 11 of their 26 opportunities.
  • The Royals have an against the spread record of 12-14-0 in 26 games with a line this season.

Royals Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 3-7
Runs Per Game 2.7
HR 2
ERA 4.76
K/9 5.59

Royals Probable Pitcher – Brad Keller

  • Keller (1-2 with a 1.74 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 31 innings pitched) gets the start for the Royals, his sixth of the season.
  • In his most recent time out on Wednesday, the right-hander tossed six scoreless innings against the St. Louis Cardinals while surrendering four hits.
  • Keller will look to pitch five or more innings for his third straight appearance. He’s averaging 6.1 frames per outing.
  • The Royals have been the underdog on the moneyline in three of Keller’s starts this season, and they went 2-1 in those matchups.
  • Keller’s team has a 3-2 record in his starts this season.
  • Keller has had five starts that bookmakers set a total for this season, and one of those matchups hit the over.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 10, 2022 at 7:13 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Royals Relief Pitchers

Name Relief App. IP K/9 H/9 HR/9 ERA
Collin Snider 13 11.1 7.9 15.0 0.0 3.97
Dylan Coleman 12 10.1 12.2 6.8 2.3 6.10
Scott Barlow 11 12.1 8.8 8.2 0.8 1.46
Taylor Clarke 11 11.0 9.0 7.2 0.9 0.82
Josh Staumont 11 10.0 12.6 10.0 1.0 4.50

Rangers Probable Pitcher – Martin Pérez

  • Pérez and his team have a record of 3-2-0 against the spread when he starts.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Wednesday, when he threw seven scoreless innings against the Philadelphia Phillies while allowing four hits.
  • Pérez has pitched five or more innings in three straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • Perez’s team lost his only start as a favorite this season.
  • Pérez’s team is 2-3 when he starts this season.
  • Games started by Pérez have a 1-4-0 record at hitting the over this season.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 10, 2022 at 7:13 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Rangers Relief Pitchers

Name Relief App. IP Ks ERA Holds Saves
Brett Martin 13 10.1 8 4.35 3 0
John King 12 11.2 9 3.09 1 0
Matt Bush 11 11.0 13 4.09 3 1
Dennis Santana 9 7.0 2 1.29 5 0
Brock Burke 9 16.2 26 1.62 0 0

Rangers Hitting Trends

  • The Rangers have racked up two or more dingers in six games this season, and are 4-2 in those contests.
  • The Rangers are 27th in the league, slugging .335.
  • The team is 6-5 in the games this season it has racked up at least eight hits.
  • The Rangers are 6-2 in the games this season that they scored at least five runs.
  • The Rangers have gone 3-4 over the seven games this season when they have drawn at least five walks.

Royals Hitting Trends

  • The Royals average 0.5 home runs per game to rank 29th in baseball with 13 total home runs .
  • The Royals rank 28th in the league with a .316 slugging percentage.
  • They have won four of the 10 games in which they’ve collected eight or more hits this season.
  • They have a 4-3 record this season when scoring five or more runs in a game.
  • They have a 2-2 record this season when drawing five or more walks in a game.

Rangers vs. Royals Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Royals (+115)

Over/Under Pick: Over (8)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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