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Tampa Bay Sends Chris Archer vs Danny Duffy in Kansas City Royals vs Rays Game

The visiting Kansas City Royals hope for a solid performance on Monday as they look to pick up a win at Tropicana Field against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Chris Archer gets the call for the Tampa Bay Rays and he will try to build on a 5-14 mark. In the other dugout, Danny Duffy brings a 6-1 ledger to the game for the Kansas City Royals as he tries to quiet the Rays bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Tampa Bay was a -120 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 7.5.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.2-1.9 win for the Rays. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

42-61 Tampa Bay battles the Royals, currently with a 49-55 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Kansas City injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Tampa Bay Rays at No. 13 and the Kansas City Royals at No. 29 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Tampa Bay Rays and its No. 26-rated batting order, averaging 3.99 runs per nine innings, against the No. 27 line up of the Kansas City Royals at 3.88 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Tampa Bay has the No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City suffered a 5-3 loss against Texas on Sunday, as D Gee wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Globe Life Park.

Tampa Bay rolled to a 5-3 win against New York on Sunday, as Blake Snell and the Rays' bats led the team to victory at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Kansas City is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • Kansas City is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Tampa Bay's last 17 games
  • Tampa Bay is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Tampa Bay, Tuesday, August 2nd