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Tampa Bay RaysKansas City Royals
June 27, 2:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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The Tampa Bay Rays will look to grab a road win when they take on the Royals in Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday in baseball odds action.

Tampa Bay puts its faith in starter Matt Moore to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 4-5. Getting the ball for the Royals is Everett Teaford, who owns a 0-0 record on the season with a 9.00 ERA.

View Tampa Bay vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
The Royals sit at No. 7 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rays sit at an American League No. 4 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kansas City's No. 13-rated American League offense, averaging 4 runs per game, against a Rays defense that ranks No. 6 in the American League at 4.1 in runs allowed per game. The Royals have averaged 9.1 hits per game so far, more than Rays batters have averaged on the year (7.7 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 4.6 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

Tampa Bay was an 8-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Royals. They lost as +100 underdogs, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors. The Rays endured an 8-2 loss at the hands of the Royals on Tuesday, with Chris Archer throwing 5 2/3 innings of 4-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
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 12 of Tampa Bay's last 16 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Tampa Bay's last 16 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Kansas City
Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Kansas City's last 16 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Detroit, Thursday, June 28
Kansas City at Minnesota, Friday, June 29

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