MLB Matchups  >>  Kansas City Royals vs. Texas Rangers Preview 08/23/2014

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The fans at Globe Life Park will be treated to a game between the Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers when they take their seats on Saturday.

The Royals will trot Jeremy Guthrie out to the mound in this one. Right hander Guthrie has a 9-10 record and a 4.42 ERA this season.

The Rangers will counter Guthrie with Nick Tepesch. Right hander Tepesch has a 4.15 ERA to go along with a 4-7 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Royals listed as 138-moneyline favorites versus the Rangers, while the game's total is sitting at 9.

Kansas City won its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Rangers on August 22. Bettors who backed the Royals at -142 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

Kansas City:
Team record: 71-56
Kansas City is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games
Kansas City is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing Texas
Texas:
Team record: 49-78
Texas is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 6 games
Texas is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas's last 9 games at home
Next up:
Kansas City at Texas Sunday, August 24