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The Tampa Bay Rays host Kansas City on Wednesday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 42-63 mark against the 51-55 Royals in MLB betting odds action at Tropicana Field.

Jake Odorizzi gets the call for the Tampa Bay Rays and he will try to build on a 5-5 mark. In the other dugout, Edinson Volquez brings a 8-9 ledger to the game for the Kansas City Royals as he tries to quiet the Rays bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Kansas City Royals listed as underdogs of 120 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.0-2.9 win for the Royals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Tampa Bay (42-63) will face the 51-55 Royals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Kansas City injuries news.

The Tampa Bay Rays sit at No. 13 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Kansas City Royals sit at No. 29 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Tampa Bay Rays No. 26-ranked scoring average of 3.93 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals offense rated No. 27 and scoring 3.87 runs per game. The Rays have averaged 8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (8.97 per nine innings).

Tampa Bay owns the No. 15 defense, allowing 3.93 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's No. 13-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Royals grabbed a win last time out, defeating M Andriese and the Rays 3-2 on Tuesday at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Kansas City is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Tampa Bay, Thursday, August 4th

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