Rangers Vs Royals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 10, 2022

Written By Staff on May 9, 2022

The Texas Rangers (11-16) host the Kansas City Royals (9-17) on Tuesday to begin a three-game series, with the first pitch at 8:05 PM ET at Globe Life Field. The Rangers head into the matchup after a series loss to the Yankees, and the Royals are coming off a series loss to the Orioles. Texas’ (-136 to win) Martin Perez and Kansas City’s (+115) Brad Keller will take the mound first.

The betting facts in this article reflect odds as of May 10, 2022 at 7:25 PM ET.

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Rangers vs Royals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Pérez (TEX) Pitcher Keller (KC)
0 – 2 W/L 1 – 2
28.0 IP 31.0
2.25 ERA 1.74
1.036 WHIP 0.839
6.4 K/9 5.5
2.9 BB/9 2.3

Rangers Probable Starter Martin Pérez

  • Perez (0-2 with a 2.25 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 28 innings pitched) gets the start for the Rangers, his sixth of the season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Wednesday against the Philadelphia Phillies, when he went 7 2/3 scoreless innings while giving up four hits.
  • The 31-year-old has put up an ERA of 2.25, with 6.4 strikeouts per nine innings, in five games this season.
  • Pérez is trying to secure his fourth quality start in a row in this matchup.
  • The opposing Royals offense has a collective .220 batting average, and is 29th in the league with 189 total hits and last in MLB play with 79 runs scored. It has the 28th-ranked slugging percentage (.316) and ranks 29th in home runs (13) in all of MLB.
  • This season, the 31-year-old ranks 21st in ERA (2.25), 28th in WHIP (1.036), and 57th in K/9 (6.4) among qualifying pitchers.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 10, 2022 at 7:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Probable Starter Brad Keller

  • The Royals will send Keller (1-2) to the mound for his sixth start this season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Wednesday, when he threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings against the St. Louis Cardinals while allowing four hits.
  • The 26-year-old has pitched in five games this season with an ERA of 1.74 and 5.5 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • He’s going for his third quality start in a row.
  • The Rangers have scored 109 runs this season, which ranks 21st in MLB. They have 195 hits, 27th in baseball, with 24 home runs (20th in the league).
  • Among qualified pitchers this year, the 26-year-old’s 1.74 ERA ranks seventh, .839 WHIP ranks fifth, and 5.5 K/9 ranks 59th.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 10, 2022 at 7:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rangers Betting Trends

  • The Rangers have been the moneyline favorite four total times this season. They’ve finished 1-3 in those games.
  • Texas is 1-2 (winning just 33.3% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -136 or shorter.
  • The implied moneyline probablility for this matchup gives the Rangers a 57.6% chance to win.
  • In the 27 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Texas, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 10 times (10-14-3).
  • The Rangers have put together a 16-11-0 record against the spread this season (covering 59.3% of the time).
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Royals Betting Trends

  • The Royals have entered the game as underdogs 20 times this season and won six, or 30%, of those games.
  • This season, Kansas City has won two of its 13 games, or 15.4%, when they’re the underdog by at least +115 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 46.5% chance of a victory for the Royals.
  • Kansas City and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 11 of their 26 opportunities.
  • In 26 games with a spread this season, the Royals are 12-14-0 ATS.

Rangers Players to Watch

  • Jonah Heim has three doubles, three home runs and nine walks while hitting .350.
  • Adolis Garcia’s 21 hits lead his team. He has four doubles, a triple, four home runs and eight walks while batting .206.
  • Garcia ranks 135th in batting average, 138th in on base percentage, and 97th in slugging in MLB action.
  • Corey Seager is batting .231 with a double, four home runs and nine walks.
  • Nate Lowe paces his team with a .324 OBP, and has a club-leading .340 slugging percentage. He has four doubles, a home run and eight walks with a batting average of .270.

Rangers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Marcus Semien 107 .178 11 0 8 .244 .478
Corey Seager 104 .231 10 4 12 .289 .645
Adolis García 102 .206 16 4 18 .272 .654
Nate Lowe 100 .270 8 1 9 .324 .664
Mitch Garver 78 .205 7 3 8 .292 .638
Kole Calhoun 72 .167 2 1 2 .200 .422
Andy Ibáñez 71 .225 9 1 5 .267 .563
Brad Miller 63 .190 5 3 14 .212 .561
Nick Solak 45 .200 8 2 3 .321 .654
Jonah Heim 40 .350 11 3 10 .469 1.119

Royals Players to Watch

  • Andrew Benintendi has an OPS of .779, fueled by an OBP of .375 to go with a slugging percentage of .404. All three of those stats are best among Kansas City hitters this season.
  • Among all the qualifying hitters in the big leagues, Benintendi’s batting average is 10th, his on-base percentage ranks 29th, and he is 76th in slugging percentatge.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. is slugging .333 while driving in seven runs and batting .229 this season.
  • Witt ranks 108th in batting average, 148th in on-base percentage and 128th in slugging percentage in the big leagues.
  • Hunter Dozier leads Kansas City in total hits (22) this season, and 10 of those have gone for extra bases.
  • Salvador Perez has five home runs, 10 RBI and a batting average of .194 this season.

Royals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 104 .135 4 0 6 .177 .340
Salvador Pérez 103 .194 10 5 10 .231 .629
Bobby Witt Jr. 96 .229 10 1 7 .260 .593
Andrew Benintendi 94 .330 9 1 12 .375 .779
Hunter Dozier 86 .256 8 3 7 .289 .754
Nicky Lopez 77 .221 9 0 3 .333 .593
Michael A. Taylor 71 .211 9 2 8 .313 .609
Edward Olivares 35 .371 5 0 3 .421 .907
Kyle Isbel 21 .238 4 0 2 .273 .559
Ryan O’Hearn 19 .105 1 0 3 .217 .322

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