Royals Rangers Betting Preview - June 23

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Dan Shapiro
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PITCHING PROBABLES: Royals: Alec Marsh (5-4, 4.37 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 65 strikeouts); Rangers: Max Scherzer (0-0)


LINE Rangers -152, Royals +129; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

Marsh was lit up for seven runs in three-plus innings by the A’s on Tuesday and we would expect him to be on top of his game here.

Scherzer (back, thumb) will make his season debut on Sunday against the Royals.

BOTTOM LINE: The Texas Rangers, on a three-game home winning streak, host the Kansas City Royals.

Texas has gone 19-19 in home games and 36-40 overall. Rangers hitters are batting a collective .237, which ranks eighth in the AL.

Kansas City has a 42-36 record overall and a 17-22 record in road games. Royals hitters have a collective .308 on-base percentage, the eighth-ranked percentage in the AL.

The matchup Sunday is the sixth time these teams match up this season. The Rangers have a 4-1 advantage in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Marcus Semien has 15 doubles, a triple and 11 home runs while hitting .252 for the Rangers. Wyatt Langford is 13-for-36 with three doubles and two home runs over the past 10 games.

Bobby Witt Jr. has 12 home runs, 24 walks and 53 RBI while hitting .314 for the Royals. Kyle Isbel is 10-for-31 with two triples, a home run and two RBI over the last 10 games.

We anticipate an Under 8.5 in this one.


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