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Kansas City sends Felipe Paulino vs Alex Cobb in Royals vs Rays game

Tampa Bay RaysKansas City Royals
July 24, 2:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals Odds

52-47TEAM RECORD42-58

Tampa Bay pays a visit to Kansas City on Sunday, hoping to shut down the Royals bats in baseball action at Kauffman Stadium.

The Royals will turn to Felipe Paulino and his 1-3 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Rays send Alex Cobb (2-0) to the hill.

View Tampa Bay vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rays were listed as 105 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 8-rated Rays taking on the American League's No. 9-rated Royals in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas City's No. 6 ranked American League offense (4.4 runs per game) against a Rays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 5 in the American League at 3.9 runs allowed per game. The Royals have been averaging 9.2 hits per game, more than the Rays have managed so far this season (8.2 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 4.1 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 5-4 loser on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Kansas City at +100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Tampa Bay lost a tight one on Saturday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 5-4 score against Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 1-9
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Rays at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Tampa Bay's last 13 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Tampa Bay is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games when playing Kansas City
Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 9 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Kansas City's last 13 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Oakland, Monday, July 25
Kansas City at Boston, Monday, July 25

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