MLB Baseball - Preview
The fans at Tropicana Field will be treated to a game between the Kansas City Royals and the Tampa Bay Rays when they take their seats on Saturday.
The Royals will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Jeremy Guthrie in this game. Guthrie has a 7-3 record and a 3.60 ERA this season.
Starting this game for the Rays will be Alex Cobb. The righthander has a 2.95 ERA to go along with a 6-2 record this season.
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.
Kansas City has won 3 straight games.
Tampa Bay has lost 3 straight games.
Kansas City: 32-33 SU
Tampa Bay: 35-32 SU
Kansas City most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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
Tampa Bay home to Kansas City, Sunday, June 16