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The Tampa Bay Rays and the Kansas City Royals will both be gunning for a victory on Monday when they meet at Kauffman Stadium.

The Rays will trot Matt Moore out to the mound in this one. Lefthander Moore has a 0-1 record and a 3.17 ERA this season.

The Royals will counter Moore with Jason Vargas. Lefthander Vargas has a 1.29 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 3-0 loser as they battled the Rangers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -108 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Kansas City lost its last outing, a 5-1 result against the White Sox on April 6. Bettors who backed the White Sox at +111 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Team records:
Tampa Bay: 4-3 SU
Kansas City: 2-3 SU

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Kansas City's last 8 games when playing Tampa Bay
Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Kansas City home to Tampa Bay, Tuesday, April 8