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MLB BASEBALL

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Kansas City Royals

The fans at Kauffman Stadium will be treated to a game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Kansas City Royals when they take their seats on Monday.

The Rays will give the ball to starter Jeremy Hellickson in this one. Righthander Hellickson is 10-7 this season with a 5.01 ERA.

The Royals will counter Hellickson with Jeremy Guthrie. Righthander Guthrie has a 4.27 ERA to go along with a 12-10 record this season.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Yankees at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Yankees at +146 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Kansas City won its last outing, a 6-4 result against the Nationals on August 25. Bettors who backed the Royals at -128 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Team records:
Tampa Bay: 74-54 SU
Kansas City: 65-64 SU

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing LA Angels are 7-3
After playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 7-3
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games
Tampa Bay is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Tampa Bay's last 19 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Kansas City's last 19 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to LA Angels, Tuesday, August 27
Kansas City at Minnesota, Tuesday, August 27