Royals vs Rangers: MLB Betting Lines, Stats and Predictions – April 4, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 4, 2021

The Texas Rangers (0-2) will look to avoid the sweep when they visit the Kansas City Royals (2-0) to complete a three-game series. Sportsbooks have listed the Royals as -182 favorites for the series finale, while the Rangers are +155 underdogs to pick up a win. Brady Singer gets the starting nod for Kansas City while Jordan Lyles is Texas’ starter for the contest.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 4, 2021, 3:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Royals vs Rangers Betting Lines

Royals Betting Insights

  • Last season, the Royals won eight out of the nine games in which they’ve been favored.
  • Kansas City played as a favorite of -182 or more once last season and won that game.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Royals, based on the moneyline, is 62.2%.
  • Kansas City and its opponents hit the over in 20 of their 58 games with a total last season.

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Rangers Betting Insights

  • The Rangers came away with 17 wins in the 48 contests they were listed as the underdogs in last season.
  • Texas had a win-loss record of 6-8 when favored by +155 or worse by sportsbooks last year.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Rangers have a 37.8% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Contests with Texas went over the total set by oddsmakers in 31 of 60 chances last season.

Rangers Probable Pitcher – Jordan Lyles

  • Lyles starts for the first time this season for the Rangers.
  • In his last appearance on Sunday, Sept. 27, the 30-year-old right-hander started the game and went three innings against the Astros.
  • Lyles and his team went 3-7 in games he pitched when they were the underdog on the moneyline a season ago.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 4, 2021 at 6:07 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Royals Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 2-0
Home 2-0
Road 0-0
vs LHP (Starters) 0-0
vs RHP (Starters) 2-0
Day Games 0-0
Night Games 2-0

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Royals Probable Pitcher – Brady Singer

  • The Royals will send out Singer for his first start of the season.
  • The last time the 24-year-old pitched was on Sunday, Sept. 27 against the Tigers. The righty threw seven innings as the starter in that matchup.
  • Singer and his team won as favorites in each of his three appearances last season with a moneyline.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 4, 2021 at 6:07 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Rangers Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 0-2
Home 0-0
Road 0-2
vs LHP (Starters) 0-1
vs RHP (Starters) 0-1
Day Games 0-0
Night Games 0-2

Royals Hitting Stats

  • The Royals ranked 20th-best in MLB action with 68 total home runs last season.
  • The Royals hit 33 home runs at home last season (1.1 per game).
  • Salvador Perez hit 11 home runs last season, drove in 32 runs and posted a .333 batting average.
  • Whit Merrifield collected 71 hits, posted an OBP of .328 and a .444 SLG.

Rangers Hitting Stats

  • The Rangers’ 62 home runs ranked 23rd in Major League Baseball.
  • They hit 35 homers, an average of 1.2 per game, in 30 road contests last season.
  • Nick Solak hit .268 last season with 10 doubles, two home runs and 18 walks.
  • Isiah Kiner-Falefa had four doubles, three triples, three home runs and 14 walks while batting .280.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick:
Royals (-182)

Over/Under Pick: Over (10)

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

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