Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 27 (6/27): MLB

Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 27 (6/27): MLB

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Time 8:10 p.m. EST
Rangers money line -140
Rangers run line -1.5 (+125)
Royals money line +117
Royals run line +1.5 (-145)
Over / under 8.5


Key stats

  Texas Rangers Kansas City Royals
Record 34-37 26-45
Road / home record 17-17 13-23
Last 10 record 5-5 6-4
Streak L1 L2
Over / under record 30-34-7 34-33-4
Runs / game 4.31 3.87
Runs allowed / game 4.27 5.17



The Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers meet again to play a 3-game series at the Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium. The Royals lost their last series against the A's and the Rangers lost 2 of 3 times against the Nationals. The Rangers won the last series vs Royals 2-1. 

Texas Rangers

The Rangers get here with a 34-37 record and have won 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.3 runs per game and allowing 4.3 runs. Corey Seager is batting for .228 AVG and has 15 home runs. Adolis Garcia leads with 47 RBI and 15 home runs.

Martin Perez allowed leads the pitching staff with a 1.96 ERA, 71 strikeouts and 5 wins recorded for the Rangers.

Probable Pitcher:

Martin Perez (5-2, 1.96 ERA) will be on the mound for the Rangers in the 1st game of the series. Perez earned the win over Philadelphia on Tuesday, striking out six batters in six scoreless innings while allowing six hits and three walks. He domiinated the Royals earlier this season allowing only 1 run and striking out 6 across 6.1 innings pitched. He earned the win.

Kansas City Royals

The Royals get here with a 26-45 record and have lost 3 of their last 4 games. The team is averaging 3.87 runs and allowing 5.17 runs per game. Andrew Benitendi is batting for a .295 AVG. and 18 RBI while Salvador Perez has 11 home runs and 34 RBI.

Daniel Lynch leads the team with a 5.19 ERA, 60 strikeouts and 3 wins recorded for the Royals.

Probable Pitcher: Kris Bubic (1-4, 7.41 ERA)

Bubic will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Royals. Bubic took the win against the Angels on Monday. In six innings, he allowed two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out seven.


Texas are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games against Kansas City.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 7 games on the road.

Kansas City are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home.

Kansas City are 4-10 SU in their last 14 games when playing at home against Texas.


Both teams struggled in their last series and the difference on this game will make it the pitching. Martin Perez is a guarantee, the Rangers have won 9 of the last 10 games when he has started and dominated the Royals earlier this season. The Royals will send Bubic to the mound and he has been pounded all season so the Rangers shouldn't have any issues to get some runs early in the game. Take Texas.

PICK: Rangers ML (-140)

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