Rangers Vs Royals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 11, 2022

Written By Staff on May 11, 2022

The Texas Rangers (12-16) match up with the Kansas City Royals (9-18) after Corey Seager hit a pair of home runs in a 6-4 win over the Royals. It begins at 8:05 PM ET on Wednesday. Kansas City (+116) has yet to name a starting pitcher while Texas (-136 to win) is projected to start Matt Bush.

The betting insights in what follows are based off odds valid as of May 12, 2022 at 3:25 PM ET.

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Rangers vs Royals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

The Royals have not named a probable pitcher as of May 12, 2022.

Bush (TEX) Pitcher (KC)*
1 – 1 W/L
11.0 IP
4.09 ERA
1.182 WHIP
10.6 K/9
1.6 BB/9

Rangers Probable Starter Matt Bush

  • The Rangers will look to Bush (1-1) in his second start of the season.
  • In his last time out — out of the bullpen on Sunday — the righty tossed zero scoreless innings against the New York Yankees while surrendering one hit.
  • In his 12 appearances this season, he has a 4.09 ERA and averages 10.6 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • He will face a Royals team that is batting .219 as a unit (26th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .312 (28th in MLB) with 13 total home runs (29th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 12, 2022 at 3:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rangers Betting Trends

  • The Rangers have a 2-3 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 40% of those games).
  • When it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -136 or shorter, Texas has gone 2-2 (50%).
  • The Rangers have a 57.6% chance to win this matchup based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • Texas has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 28 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 11 of those games (11-14-3).
  • The Rangers are 17-11-0 against the spread this season.
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Royals Betting Trends

  • The Royals have won six, or 28.6%, of the 21 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • This season, Kansas City has won two of its 13 games, or 15.4%, when they’re the underdog by at least +116 on the moneyline.
  • The bookmakers’ moneyline implies a 46.3% chance of a victory for the Royals.
  • Kansas City and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 12 of their 27 opportunities.
  • In 27 games with a spread this season, the Royals are 12-15-0 ATS.

Rangers Players to Watch

  • Seager has accumulated 26 hits, a team-high for the Rangers. He’s hitting .243 with a double, six home runs and 10 walks.
  • Among the qualified batters in MLB play, Seager ranks 88th in batting average, 107th in on-base percentage, and 63rd in slugging.
  • Jonah Heim is batting .364 with three doubles, three home runs and nine walks.
  • Adolis Garcia has four doubles, a triple, four home runs and eight walks while batting .208.
  • Brad Miller has a double, three home runs and two walks while hitting .212.

Rangers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Marcus Semien 111 .171 11 0 8 .236 .461
Corey Seager 107 .243 12 6 14 .305 .726
Adolis García 106 .208 17 4 18 .271 .648
Nate Lowe 104 .260 8 1 9 .312 .639
Kole Calhoun 76 .171 2 1 4 .203 .427
Andy Ibáñez 71 .225 9 1 5 .267 .563
Brad Miller 66 .212 5 3 15 .232 .596
Nick Solak 49 .224 10 2 3 .333 .700
Jonah Heim 44 .364 12 3 10 .472 1.108
Charlie Culberson 31 .226 6 0 6 .294 .552

Royals Players to Watch

  • Andrew Benintendi leads Kansas City in OBP (.370), slugging percentage (.398) and OPS (.768) this season.
  • Among all qualified hitters in the big leagues, Benintendi’s batting average is 10th, his on-base percentage is 30th, and he is 79th in slugging percentatge.
  • Hunter Dozier leads Kansas City with 24 hits. He is batting .270 this season and has 11 extra-base hits.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Dozier ranks 50th in batting average, 100th in on-base percentage and 28th in slugging percentage.
  • Michael A. Taylor is batting .213 with a .293 slugging percentage and nine RBI this year.
  • Salvador Perez has been key for Kansas City with 20 hits, an OBP of .223 plus a slugging percentage of .383.

Royals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 108 .139 4 0 7 .179 .346
Salvador Pérez 107 .187 10 5 10 .223 .606
Bobby Witt Jr. 100 .220 10 1 7 .250 .570
Andrew Benintendi 98 .327 9 1 12 .370 .768
Hunter Dozier 89 .270 10 3 7 .309 .792
Nicky Lopez 81 .210 9 0 4 .319 .566
Michael A. Taylor 75 .213 10 2 9 .310 .603
Kyle Isbel 21 .238 4 0 2 .273 .559
Ryan O’Hearn 19 .105 1 0 3 .217 .322
MJ Melendez 16 .312 0 0 1 .389 .764

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