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Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Pick and Odds Preview

The Tampa Bay Rays will look to improve on a 63-64 record when they take on the Kansas City Royals, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Friday.

Tampa Bay sends Erasmo Ramirez out against Edinson Volquez for the Kansas City Royals in this game. Ramirez is 10-4 with a 3.59 ERA on the season, while Volquez is 11-7 on the year and has a 3.40 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Kansas City Royals were -105 moneyline in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.8-4.3 win for the Royals on Friday. 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

Tampa Bay (63-64) will face the 78-49 Royals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Kansas City injuries news.

This game puts the Tampa Bay Rays, most recently No. 15 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Kansas City Royals, who rate a No. 8 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay Rays No. 28 ranked offense (3.74 runs per game) against a Kansas City Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 at 3.75 runs allowed per game. The Tampa Bay Rays have been averaging 8.31 hits per game, less than the Kansas City Royals have managed so far this season (9.22 hits on average).

Kansas City brings the No. 6-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rays's No. 9-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Y Ventura fanned 11 Baltimore batters in the team's last outing, leading the Royals to a 5-3 victory over the Orioles at Kauffman Stadium.

Tampa Bay looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Twins, a 5-4 final on Thursday in support of D Smyly at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Tampa Bay, Saturday, August 29th