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Kansas City Royals take on the Tampa Bay Rays with Odds and Betting Pick

The Kansas City Royals will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Rays in Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field on Wednesday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

It's a pitching duel between Chris Archer for the Tampa Bay Rays (2-1 on the year) and Jason Hammel for Kansas City Royals (1-3 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Tampa Bay Rays were listed as -173 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 7 earlier at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.1-3.5 result in favor of 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

The Tampa Bay Rays sport a record of 16-19 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 12-20 on the season 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. 10 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Kansas City Royals, who rate a No. 29 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Tampa Bay Rays No. 21-ranked scoring average of 4.26 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals offense rated No. 30 and scoring 3 runs per game. The Rays have averaged 8.03 hits per game to date this season, more than the Royals hitters have managed (7.12 per nine innings).

Tampa Bay owns the No. 10 defense, allowing 4.26 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's No. 7-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Royals beat Tampa Bay in extra innings, earning a 7-6 victory at Tropicana Field in MLB wagering action.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games
  • Kansas City is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Kansas City's last 24 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Tampa Bay, Thursday, May 11th