Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers 5-12-22

Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers 5/12/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers 5/12/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Kansas City Royals are gearing up to take on the Texas Rangers on the final installment of a three-game interleague series this Thursday night at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.  Last Tuesday, Kansas City headed for Texas after concluding a set against the Baltimore Orioles, claiming just the win out of three. 

 

In this series, the Royals gave up the first game by a final score of 6-4 but were able to turn the tide in game two by 8-2.  The win improved Kansas City’s record to 10-18 this season and is ranked fourth in the American League Central Division.

 

Leading the team was Andrew Benintendi, who hammered a total of 32 hits on a batting average of .314 and an on-base percentage of .363.  The left fielder also drove in 12 runs for the Royals, while catcher Salvador Perez swung out five home runs. 

 

As a team, Kansas City allowed 83 runs over 196 hits on a .219 team batting average, to go along with an OBP of .283.  Moreover, the team allowed 186 strikeouts, with a 4.61 earned run average and a WHIP of 1.39.

 

In this Thursday’s matchup, Jonathan Heasley will have the start for the Royals.  Heasley threw for 14.2 innings and bears an ERA of 4.91, along with a 1-1 mark.

 

  •   The total went OVER in five of the Kansas City Royals’ seven previous matches.
  •   Kansas City is at 3-8 SU in 11 of their previous matches.
  •   The Royals are at 1-5 SU in their last 6 games played versus the Texas Rangers.

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Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Predictions 5/12/2022

 

On the side of the Texas Rangers, the team welcomed the Royals to their home stadium last Tuesday after completing a set against the NY Yankees, in which they managed to grab only a win. 

 

Texas was able to pick up a home win over their visitor but lost the second.  As a result, the team dropped to 12-17 this season and is fourth in the AL West Division.

 

First baseman Nathaniel Lowe took the reins for Texas, batting at an average of .252 and posting an OBP of .304.  Shortstop Corey Seager delivered 27 hits as he wielded seven home runs, meanwhile, right fielder Adolis Garcia contributed 18 runs batted in for the team. 

 

Overall, Texas garnered a total of 115 runs over 205 hits on a batting average of .220 and a .287 OBP.  Furthermore, the Rangers allowed 246 strikeouts on an ERA of 3.86 and a WHIP of 1.26. 

 

For this upcoming event, Taylor Hearn will head for the mound as the team’s starting pitcher.  The southpaw threw for 20.2 innings and holds an ERA of 6.53 and a 1-2 mark.

 

  •   The total went UNDER in 11 of the Texas Rangers’ 16 previous games.
  •   Texas is at 6-3 in nine of their previous matches played.
  •   The total went OVER in four of the Rangers’ five previous games played at home.

Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers.  The MLB pick is the Texas Rangers at -132. Texas is a team that has been struggling with home games, all the more with starter Taylor Hearn taking the mound. 

 

Similarly, Kansas City is no better, especially in the offensive department.  However, the Rangers hold an edge that allows them to hit the longball versus a slugger who lets batters set the ball in play. Final Score Prediction, the  Texas Rangers by 6-4.

 

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MLB Starting Time: 8:05 PM EDT

 

Location: Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas

 

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022

 

TV: MLBN

 

MLB Odds: Texas Rangers -132

 

MLB Total Odds: 8 

 

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