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Jeremy Hellickson Rays at Home vs Kansas City Royals in MLB Betting Odds Clash

Kansas City Royals


Tampa Bay Rays
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Tropicana Field

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at Tropicana Field on Tuesday as the host Tampa Bay Rays battle the Kansas City Royals in baseball betting odds action.

The Tampa Bay Rays will rely on Jeremy Hellickson to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jason Vargas will be his counterpart for the Kansas City Royals. Jeremy Hellickson is 0-0 this season, and Jason Vargas is 8-3.

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

The moneyline was hovering in the range of 105 for the Tampa Bay Rays in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 7.5 at 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.2-3.7 win for the Royals on Tuesday. 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

41-51 Tampa Bay battles the Royals, currently with a 46-42 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. 5 and the Kansas City Royals at No. 13 heading into this contest.

How Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay Rays No. 24 ranked offense (3.82 runs per game) against a Kansas City Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 at 3.93 runs allowed per game. The Tampa Bay Rays have been averaging 8.55 hits per game, less than the Kansas City Royals have managed so far this season (9.08 hits on average).

Kansas City brings the No. 10-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rays's No. 17-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City won its last outing, a 6-0 result against the Rays on July 7. Bettors who backed the Royals at +118 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. James Shields chucked 7 shutout innings at the Rays in their last game, striking out 10 in a 6-0 win against Tampa Bay in baseball action at Tropicana Field.

Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds Trends

Kansas City is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games on the road
Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Kansas City's last 12 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games at home
Tampa Bay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Tampa Bay, Wednesday, July 9th