Tampa Bay favored by -159 against Kansas City on Saturday
Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds
Tampa Bay will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Kansas City Royals pay a visit to Tropicana Field.
Alex Cobb gets the call for the Tampa Bay Rays and he will try to build on a 6-2 mark. In the other dugout, Jeremy Guthrie brings a 7-3 ledger to the game for the Royals as he tries to quiet the Rays bats.
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Royals listed as underdogs of +-159 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Rays at No. 4 in the American League and the Royals at No. 3 in the American League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tampa Bay has the American League's No. 4-rated offensive output, at 8.8 hits per game. The Royals average 8.8 hits per game, good for No. 8 on the American League list.
Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.6 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the American League at home, scoring 5 runs per game.
The Royals were a 7-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at +151 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. The Royals enjoyed a 7-2 victory at the expense of the Rays on Friday, with Luis Mendoza throwing 6 innings of 6-hit ball at Tropicana Field.
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 8-2
After a win are 7-3
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few Royals at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
Kansas City is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Kansas City's last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home
Tampa Bay is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Kansas City at Tampa Bay, Sunday, June 16