Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals 4-17-2023

Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals 4/17/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals 4/17/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The MLB outfield action will feature a collision between the visiting Texas Rangers and the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, on Monday.

 

Texas improved to 9-6 overall, split their last 6 road matches, and topped all teams in the AL West with a total of 84 runs scored while losing just 64 for a +20 run difference over the course of the campaign.

 

The Rangers won a series at 2-1 versus the Astros following a 9-1 road win in the final installment of a series on Sunday. Texas won five of the last seven contests after the victory.    

 

Shortstop Corey Seager averages .359 at the plate with a team-high on-base percentage of .469 in leading Texas this season.

 

Right Fielder Adolis Garcia added a team-leading three home runs and 14 RBIs while First Baseman Nathaniel Lowe chipped in a team-high 16 hits for the Rangers.

 

In the series opener on Monday, the Texas Rangers will be appointing righty Jacob deGrom to take on the pitcher’s mound to start a series versus Kansas City.

 

The right-handed starter is 1-0 with an ERA of 4.32 and striking out 27 batters. 

 

The totals went OVER in 7 of Texas’ last 8 outings. The Rangers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 matches. Texas is 10-3 SU in their last 7 and the totals went OVER in 4 of the Rangers’ last 5 road games.

 

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Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals Predictions 4/17/2023

 

The Kansas City Royals will be staying on their home field and will try to snap a three-game losing streak following a series sweep against the Atlanta Braves over the weekend.

 

Kansas City dropped to the bottom last in the AL Central with a 4-12 overall standing, 1-9 at home play, and 6 games behind Minnesota in the first place while scoring a total of 54 runs but gave up 82 for a run difference of -28 for the year.

 

The Royals lost seven of the last 10 matches played including a series sweep following a 4-5 upset loss in the series finale on Sunday.

 

Shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. led Kansas City with a batting average of .298 while adding a team-leading 17 hits for the year.

 

Catcher Salvador Perez added a team-high two home runs with seven RBIs while First Baseman Vinny Pasquantino led the Royals with an on-base percentage at .379.

 

The Kansas City Royals’ management will give a nod to righty Jordan Lyles to start in game 1 of a series against the Texas Rangers on Monday.

 

The right-handed thrower is 0-2 with an ERA of 5.19 while fanning out 15 batters for the year. 

 

The totals went OVER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 6 contests while the Royals are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games played.

 

The totals went OVER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 6 outings played versus Texas while the Royals are 0-6 straight up in their last 6 home matches.

 

Texas Rangers vs. Kansas City Royals. The MLB Pick for this contest is Texas -210.

 

The Rangers’ starting pitcher Jacob deGrom made two strong starts this season after the right-hander gave up four runs on nine hits in over 13 innings pitched in leading Texas in two wins.

 

In contrast, the Royals’ starter Jordan Miles had issues on the mound during his last couple of starts yielding nine runs on 16 hits through 12 innings of work leading to KC’s defeat. The prediction: Texas Rangers will win 7-2. 

 

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Texas Rangers vs Kansas City Royals 4/17/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:40 PM ET

 

Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri  

    

Date: Monday, April 17, 2023         

                                                                                 

TV: BSKC

 

MLB Odds/Point Spread: Texas Rangers -210   

 

MLB Totals: 8.0

 

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