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The Tampa Bay Rays and the Kansas City Royals will both be gunning for a victory on Tuesday when they meet at Kauffman Stadium.
The Rays will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Alex Cobb in this game. Cobb has a 3-1 record and a 1.82 ERA this season.
The Royals will counter Cobb with James Shields. Righthander Shields has a 3.09 ERA to go along with a 1-2 record this season.
The Rays were an 8-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -138 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.
Kansas City was a 9-0 loser in its last match at home against the Indians. They lost as -144 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of UNDER bettors.
Tampa Bay has won 2 straight games.
Kansas City has lost 2 straight games.
Tampa Bay: 12-13 SU
Kansas City: 13-10 SU
Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Tampa Bay's last 17 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Tampa Bay's last 20 games when playing Kansas City
Tampa Bay is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Kansas City's last 17 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Kansas City's last 20 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games
Kansas City home to Tampa Bay, Wednesday, May 1