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Blake Snell Rays at Home vs Kansas City Royals in MLB Betting Odds Clash

The Kansas City Royals pay a visit to Tampa Bay on Monday, hoping to shut down the Rays bats in baseball betting action at Tropicana Field.

The Tampa Bay Rays will rely on Blake Snell to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Nate Karns will be his counterpart for the Kansas City Royals. Blake Snell is 0-2 this season, and Nate Karns is 1-2.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Tampa Bay Rays were listed as -135 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8 earlier at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.7-2.6 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

16-17 Tampa Bay battles the Royals, currently with a 10-20 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Kansas City injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 10 (Tampa Bay Rays) and the No. 29 (Kansas City Royals) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tampa Bay has baseball's No. 22-rated offensive output, at 7.88 hits per game. The Kansas City Royals average 6.77 hits per game, good for No. 30 on the list.

Tampa Bay owns the No. 9 defense, allowing 4.24 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's No. 8-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 4-12 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Kansas City is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games
  • Kansas City is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Tampa Bay, Tuesday, May 9th