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|Tampa Bay Rays vs. Kansas City Royals|
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. Current streak:
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:
Kansas City home to Tampa Bay, Wednesday, May 1