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Felipe Paulino vs Wade Davis matchup featured in MLB action

Kansas City RoyalsTampa Bay Rays
Aug 10, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

49-67TEAM RECORD61-54

The Tampa Bay Rays look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Royals arrive at Tropicana Field on Wednesday.

The Rays will rely on Wade Davis to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Felipe Paulino will be his counterpart for the Royals. Wade Davis is 8-7 this season, and Felipe Paulino is 1-4.

View Kansas City vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-145 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rays rated this week at No. 8 and the Royals sitting at No. 9.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Tampa Bay owns the No. 13 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.2 per game. By contrast, the Royals are rated No. 3 in the same category at 9.3 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the American League's No. 13-rated road mark, allowing 5.1 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 4-0 loser as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -176 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Royals were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Tampa Bay staff and losing 4-0 to the Rays on Tuesday at Tropicana Field.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 3-7
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Royals at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Kansas City's last 12 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games when playing Kansas City
Tampa Bay is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Kansas City at Tampa Bay, Thursday, August 11

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