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Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Preview and Pick

Tampa Bay Rays


Kansas City Royals
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 2:10 PM ET
Kauffman Stadium

The visiting Tampa Bay Rays hope for a solid performance on Wednesday as they look to pick up a win at Kauffman Stadium against the Kansas City Royals.

Tampa Bay puts its faith in starter Jake Odorizzi to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 1-0. Getting the ball for the Kansas City Royals is Jeremy Guthrie, who owns a 1-0 record on the season with a 6.35 ERA.

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

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Tampa Bay Rays listed as favorites of -116 at most Sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for odds updates at 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Rays to win this game 4.3-2.8. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

3-4 Kansas City battles the Rays, currently with a 5-4 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Kansas City Royals at No. 13 and the Tampa Bay Rays at No. 7 heading into this contest.

How Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals Stats Matchup

The game also pits Kansas City Royals No. 28-rated offense, averaging 2.86 runs per game, against a Tampa Bay Rays defense that ranks No. 2 at 2.56 in runs allowed per game. The Kansas City Royals have averaged 8.14 hits per game so far, more than Tampa Bay Rays batters have averaged on the year (7.67 hits per game).

Kansas City owns the No. 8 defense, allowing 2.86 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's No. 2-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Royals on April 8. Bettors who backed the Rays at -120 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Tampa Bay threw a shutout at Kansas City in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Joel Peralta to defeat Kansas City 1-0 on Tuesday.

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Cincinnati, Friday, April 11th
Kansas City at Minnesota, Friday, April 11th