The Texas Rangers and the Kansas City Royals play the second of their three-game set on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

Left hander Mike Minor will get to open on top of the hill for the Texas Rangers. The 31-year old from Chapel Hill, Tennessee has started in a total of 8 games this season and has put up a record of 3-3. Minor has an ERA of 2.68, WHIP of 1.04 and a BAA of .207. Texas is just 3-5 SU in Minor’s eight starts this season.

Minor has pitched in a total of 53.2 innings this season and has allowed a total of 16 earned runs on 39 hits with 6 home runs while also fanning 53 batters and walking 17 others. In his most recent outing, he gave up three runs on five hits with one home run while walking 3 and striking out 5 in 5.0 innings of pitch work.

Elvis Andrus leads the Rangers with his .327 batting average while Joey Gallo has been the main offensive weapon for Texas with a team-high 28 RBIs and 23 home runs. As a team the Rangers are batting at .245 and they have scored a total of 213 runs on the current season.

What are the Moneyline Odds?

Rangers

-123

Royals

+113

Odds from betonline.ag as of 5/15/19

For the Royals, it will be Jorge Lopez who gets the nod to start on Wednesday. The 26-year old right-hander has started in a total of 8 games this season and has a winless record of 0-4.  Lopez has an ERA of 6.07 and a WHIP of 1.49. Kansas City is 1-7 SU in the eight games Lopez has started.

Jorge Lopez, a Puerto Rican native, has pitched a total of 43.0 innings this season and has allowed a total of 29 earned runs on 47 hits with 10 home runs. Lopez has also walked 17 batters while striking out 37 others. In his last outing, Lopez lasted just 2.1 innings after allowing six runs on six hits with 3 homeruns.

Hunter Dozier leads the Royals with his .318 batting average. On the other hand, Jorge Soler leads the team with 10 home runs while also having a total of 25 RBIs. Adalberto Mondesi has a team-best 33 RBIs on the season. The Royals are batting .241 as a team and have scored a total of 186 runs.

Basketball Who Wins?

The Rangers are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games played. Texas is 1-5 SU in their last six games played on the road. The Royals are also 3-7 SU in their last 10 games played. Kansas City is 1-3 SU in their last four games played at home. Head to head, Texas is 7-3 SU in their last 10 games against Kansas City. The Rangers are also 7-3 SU in their last 10 road games against the Royals.

Texas enters this game as the slight mlb betting favorite and they are 13-14 SU this season against right-handers. The Rangers are also 3-5 in Minor’s eight starts this season, 0-4 SU in their last four games on grass, 0-4 in their last four games overall.  Kansas City is 3-7 SU against left-handed starters and are just 1-7 SU this season in Lopez’s eight starts. The Royals are 13-5 SU in their last 18 games against an opponent with a losing record. Kansas City is also 11-4 in their last 15 games against an opponent with a road winning record of less than .400.

Despite his record, Lopez isn’t that bad a pitcher and I expect him to get a good number of strikeouts on Wednesday. Minor is having a decent start to his season but I don’t trust him on the road, where his last three years split has been quite bad. Kansas City won the opener of this series by putting up 11 runs on Tuesday. I think the momentum carries and Lopez gets a decent outing. I’m picking the Kansas City Royals to beat the Texas Rangers on 5/15/19.

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Basketball Other Bets To Make

Texas is 4-6 ATS in their last 10 games played. The Rangers are 2-4 ATS in their last six games played. Kansas City is also 4-6 ATS in their last 10 games played. The Royals are 1-3 ATS in their last four games played at home.

What are the Spread Odds?

Rangers

-1.5 (+121)

Royals

+1.5 (-141)

Odds from betonline.ag as of 5/15/19

Eight out of the Rangers’ last 10 games have been decided by two or more runs while seven out of the Royals’ last eight games were won by two or more runs. Texas has outscored Kansas City by an average of 2.33 runs per game in their last three games played against each other. The Royals won by six runs on Tuesday. I’ll take the plus runs here and go with the Royals. Prediction: Royals +1.5

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The total has gone over in seven out of the last 10 games played by the Rangers. Texas has seen the total go over in four out of their last six games played on the road. The total has gone under in seven out of the last 10 games played. The under is 4-0 in the Royals’ last four home games played. Head to head, the under is 8-1-1 in their last 10 meetings.

What are the Totals Odds?

Rangers

O 9.5 +100

Royals

U 9.5 -120

Odds from betonline.ag as of 5/15/19

10 runs would be too much to ask of Texas when playing on the road. The Rangers have averaged just 3.2 runs per game in their last five games on the road. As for Kansas City, they have a -20 run differential which means they don’t score too many runs. I think Lopez will deliver a solid outing with a bunch of strikeouts while Minor will also pitch well enough to keep the score under 10 runs. Prediction: Under 9.5

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