Royals & Rangers' Bad Form Give Value To The Early Lines For Sunday's Game

Royals vs Rangers

Ian Cameron

Saturday, July 30, 2016 8:08 PM UTC

Saturday, Jul. 30, 2016 8:08 PM UTC

Sports handicapper Ian Cameron provides a look at MLB Overnight Betting Lines for the games taking place on Sunday, July 31. He also provides an expert MLB Pick.

Kansas City Royals vs Texas Rangers
We have two mediocre arms involved in this Sunday series finale between the Royals and Rangers which should lead to a high scoring affair. Dillon Gee is not much more than a fringe arm right now and one of the very weakest links in what has been a disappointing starting rotation for Kansas City this season. Gee was hammered in his most recent start against the LA Angels allowing 5 runs on 10 hits in just 5 innings of work and the Over is a perfect 4-0 in his last four trips to the mound. He has failed to pitch more than 5.1 innings in 10 straight starts which should mean Kansas City’s bullpen which has been shaky outside of their back end relievers should get plenty of innings here and Texas might be able to take advantage.


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The Rangers will be sending Lucas Harrell to the mound as the journeyman makes his first start for Texas after they acquired him earlier this week in a minor deal with the Atlanta Braves. Harrell has a 3.38 ERA but his FIP, xFIP, and SIERA numbers are all much higher at 3.68, 5.16 and 4.98 respectively. His last start pitching in this ballpark sure doesn’t inspire confidence as he was lit up for 9 runs in just 2.1 innings when he last pitched here in Arlington as a member of the Houston Astros back in 2013. Harrell like his opponent Dillon Gee is not an innings eater as he has only pitched beyond the 7th inning once in five starts and not going more than 6 innings in all the other starts so expect to see the mediocre Texas bullpen which has plenty of leaks in it. As for the MLB Odds, I expect this total to be in the 9.5 to 10.5 range and anything in that area warrants an MLB Pick of Over the total wager in this game.

Free MLB Pick: Over 10 (-105)
Best Line Offered: at Heritage

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