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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 63-66 record when they take on the Kansas City Royals, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Sunday.

Tampa Bay hands the ball to starter Nathan Karns in this one and he'll try to improve on his 7-5 mark on the year. Kansas City counters with Danny Duffy, who will try to quiet the fans and the Rays bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Kansas City Royals were -110 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Royals to win this game 4.7-4.3. 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 (63-66) will face the 80-49 Royals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Kansas City injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tampa Bay Rays rated this week at No. 15 and the Kansas City Royals sitting at No. 8.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Tampa Bay owns the No. 26 ranking for hits at 8.27 per game. By contrast, the Kansas City Royals are rated No. 3 in the same category at 9.22 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 3.98 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 29 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rays, a 6-3 final on Saturday in support of K Medlen at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 6-1-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Kansas City is 6-0-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Kansas City is 4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City home to Detroit, Tuesday, September 1st
Tampa Bay at Baltimore, Monday, August 31st