Kansas City favored by -130 against Tampa Bay on Tuesday
Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals Odds
A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Tampa Bay duelling Kansas City on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium.
Kansas City sends James Shields out against Alex Cobb for the Rays in this game. Shields is 1-2 with a 3.09 ERA on the season, while Cobb is 3-1 on the year and has a 1.82 ERA.
The visitors were +-130 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.
This game puts the Royals, most recently No. 2 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Rays, who rate an American League No. 6 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Rays rank No. 13 in the American League at 7.8 hits per game. That compares with Kansas City’s No. 7 ranking in that category.
Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 9-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.
The Rays were an 8-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -138 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. The Rays grabbed a win last time out, defeating Dylan Axelrod and the White Sox 8-3 on Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field.
Kansas City was a 9-0 loser in its last match at home against the Indians. They lost as -144 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Royals were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Cleveland staff and losing 9-0 to the Indians on Monday at Kauffman Stadium.
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3
A few Rays at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Tampa Bay's last 17 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Tampa Bay's last 20 games when playing Kansas City
Tampa Bay is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Kansas City's last 17 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Kansas City's last 20 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games
Tampa Bay at Kansas City, Wednesday, May 1