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Texas Rangers vs. Kansas City Royals Preview 09/20/2013

 
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The Texas Rangers and the Kansas City Royals will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Kauffman Stadium.

Lefthander Martin Perez will take the mound for the Rangers to start this game. Perez is 9-5 this season with a 3.64 ERA.

The Royals will counter Perez with Ervin Santana. Righthander Santana has a 3.23 ERA to go along with a 9-9 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Royals listed as 124-moneyline favorites versus the Rangers, while the game's total is sitting at 7½.
Texas won its last outing, an 8-2 result against the Rays on September 19. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -116 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
The Royals were a 7-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at -101 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

TEAM RECORDS:
Texas: 83-69 SU
Kansas City: 80-72 SU
TEXAS MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Kansas City are 8-2
After playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

KANSAS CITY MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a win are 4-6


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas's last 8 games on the road
Texas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas's last 9 games
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kansas City is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games
Kansas City is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Texas
Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Texas

NEXT UP:
Kansas City home to Texas, Saturday, September 21