TEXAS vs. KANSAS CITY 5/16/2019 MLB Odds, Pick & Preview

The TEXAS and the KANSAS CITY will both be gunning for a victory on 5/16/2019 at 1:15 PM when they meet in a game matchup.

TEXAS vs KANSAS CITY
GAME: Texas Rangers (18-22) at Kansas City Royals (15-28)
DATE/TIME: Thursday, May 16 – 1:15 PM EST
WHERE: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

ROT TEAM PS OU RL
963 TEXAS 9.5 (-115)
(100)
9.5 (-110) -110
100
964 KANSAS CITY

TV: 1:15 p.m. ET, FS Southwest (Texas), FS Kansas City
LINE: 100
PREDICTION: Rangers 7, Royals 4

Oddsmakers currently have the KANSAS CITY listed as 100 point favorites versus the TEXAS, while the game’s total is sitting at 9.5.

Nomar Mazara attempts to build on a three-game hot streak when the Texas Rangers conclude a three-game series against the host Kansas City Royals on Thursday. Mozara matched his career high of four hits on Wednesday to help the Rangers post a 6-1 victory.

Mazara is 8-for-14 during the three-game run after scuffling through a 4-for-33 stretch over his previous nine appearances. Ronald Guzman and Willie Calhoun slugged two-run homers and Shin-Soo Choo hit a solo blast as the Rangers halted a five-game slide. The Royals have lost eight of their past 12 contests and allowed at least six runs in each of their last five setbacks. Kansas City shortstop Adalberto Mondesi reached base four times on three hits and a walk after going 3-for-20 with eight strikeouts over the previous five games.

Tony’s Pick TEAM
TEXAS -110

PITCHING MATCHUP: Rangers RH Lance Lynn (4-3, 5.48 ERA) vs. Royals RH Homer Bailey (4-3, 4.83)

Lynn served up three homers in his last turn as he gave up three runs and six hits over seven innings in a loss to the Houston Astros. The 32-year-old won four of his previous five starts and gave up two or fewer runs in three of the outings. Lynn is 2-2 with a 5.13 ERA in seven career starts against the Royals and has struggled with Alex Gordon (10-for-19) while dominating Whit Merrifield (0-for-10).

Bailey has won his past two starts and four of his last six outings. The 33-year-old beat the Philadelphia Phillies in his last turn when he gave up one run and four hits over five innings. Bailey has never faced Texas but saw plenty of Hunter Pence (6-for-21, one homer) and Asdrubal Cabrera (5-for-17) during his time in the National League with the Cincinnati Reds.

WALK-OFFS

1. The Rangers placed SS Elvis Andrus (hamstring) on the 10-day injured list, recalled Calhoun and LHP Jeffrey Springs from Triple-A Nashville and optioned RHP Wei-Chieh Huang to the same affiliate.

2. Kansas City CF Billy Hamilton went 0-for-2 with two sacrifice hits to end a six-game hitting streak in which he went 8-for-21.

3. Logan Forsythe, who will play SS while Andrus is sidelined, is 7-for-11 with five doubles and a triple over the past three games.

PREDICTION: Rangers 7, Royals 4

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