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Moneyline Favors Tampa Bay Rays in MLB Battle with Kansas City Royals

Kansas City Royals


Tampa Bay Rays
Monday, July 07, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Tropicana Field

The Tampa Bay Rays host Kansas City on Monday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 41-50 mark against the 45-42 Royals in MLB betting odds action at Tropicana Field.

James Shields, with a record of 8-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Kansas City Royals, while the Tampa Bay Rays trot Jake Odorizzi to the mound in this one. He is 4-7 so far in 2014.

Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those going with the Tampa Bay Rays in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -112 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 7 at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.2-3.7 win for the Royals on Monday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4.2-3.7 result in favor of the Royals today. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Tampa Bay (41-50) will face the 45-42 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. 5 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Kansas City Royals, who rate a No. 13 in the latest survey.

How Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays Stats Matchup

At the plate, Tampa Bay owns the No. 16 ranking for hits at 8.6 per game. By contrast, the Kansas City Royals are rated No. 5 in the same category at 9.02 per game.

Kansas City brings the No. 11-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rays's No. 17-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Royals were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Cleveland at -152 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Kansas City looks to awaken their bats in this one, after they were struck out 10 times by Corey Kluber in their last outing, a 4-1 setback against Cleveland at Progressive Field.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 7-3 winner as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -113 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Tampa Bay got the job done in their last match in a 7-3 victory over Detroit on Sunday at Comerica Park behind starter David Price.

Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds Trends

Kansas City is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Kansas City's last 11 games when playing Tampa Bay
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 11 games when playing Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Tampa Bay, Tuesday, July 8th