Rangers vs. Royals Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 5/11/2022

by | May 11, 2022

The Texas Rangers (12-16) and Corey Seager (2 HR in his last game) are favored (-127) on the moneyline for their matchup with the Kansas City Royals (9-18) on Wednesday at 8:05 PM ET. Kansas City has not named a starter for this contest, while Texas is expected to send Matt Bush to the mound.

Rangers vs. Royals Spread and Betting Line

Rangers vs Royals Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Rangers -127 +108 8.5 -115 -106 -1.5 +159 -189

Computer Predictions for Rangers vs. Royals

Our computer pick: Kansas City Royals (+108) and Under (8.5)

Rangers vs. Royals Game Info

  • Texas Rangers probable starting pitcher: Matt Bush
  • Game Day: Wednesday, May 11, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:05 PM ET
  • Location: Arlington, Texas
  • Stadium: Globe Life Field

Rangers Starter Matt Bush

  • Bush (1-1) takes the mound for the Rangers to make his second start of the season.
  • He has a 4.09 ERA and 10.6 strikeouts per nine innings while opponents are hitting .250 against him over his 12 games this season.
  • He will match up with a Royals team that is hitting .221 as a unit (24th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .314 (28th in MLB) with 13 total home runs (29th in MLB).

Rangers Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Rangers have won two of the five games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • Texas has entered four games this season favored by -127 or more and is 2-2 in those contests.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Rangers have a 55.9% chance to win.
  • Texas’ games have gone over the total in 12 of their 28 chances.
  • In 28 games with a spread this season, the Rangers are 17-11-0 ATS.

Royals Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Royals have come away with six wins in the 22 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • This season, Kansas City has been victorious three times in 18 chances when named as an underdog of at least +108 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Royals have a 48.1% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Kansas City and their opponents have gone over in 12 of their 28 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • In 28 games with a line this season, the Royals have a mark of 12-16-0 against the spread.

Rangers Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Seager paces the Rangers with six home runs.
  • Among all batters in MLB, Seager’s home run total ranks him 17th, and his RBI tally puts him 61st.
  • Jonah Heim has three doubles, three home runs and nine walks while hitting .356.
  • Heim carries a three-game streak with at least one hit into this contest. In his last five games he is hitting .333 with a double and two walks.
  • Adolis Garcia has put up a team-best 18 runs batted in.
  • Nate Lowe has a club-leading .260 batting average.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Corey Seager 27 .243 .305 .421 6 14 26
Jonah Heim 16 .356 .463 .622 3 10 16
Adolis García 28 .208 .271 .377 4 18 22
Nate Lowe 27 .260 .312 .327 1 9 27
Marcus Semien 28 .171 .236 .225 0 8 19

Royals Leaders & Batting Stats

  • The Royals are lead in runs batted in by Andrew Benintendi with a mark of 12, he also leads the team in hitting, posting an average of .327.
  • Among all hitters in the big leagues, Benintendi’s home run total ranks 195th and his RBI tally ranks 91st.
  • Hunter Dozier is hitting .270 with six doubles, two triples, three home runs and four walks.
  • Among all MLB batters, Dozier is 75th in homers and 193rd in RBI.
  • Michael A. Taylor is hitting .213 with two home runs and 11 walks.
  • Salvador Perez has collected a team-high five home runs.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Andrew Benintendi 27 .327 .370 .398 1 12 32
Hunter Dozier 25 .270 .309 .483 3 7 24
Michael A. Taylor 25 .213 .310 .293 2 9 16
Salvador Pérez 27 .196 .232 .393 5 10 21
Bobby Witt Jr. 26 .220 .250 .320 1 7 22

Betting Tips for Rangers vs. Royals

Our best bet is the Royals on the moneyline at +108 after looking at all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup. Our computer projects the total score will under the total of 8.5 runs.

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