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

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

Ian Kennedy will take the mound for the Kansas City Royals, and he'll carry a 4-9 record into the contest. Austin Pruitt gets the ball for the Tampa Bay Rays; he's 6-3 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Tampa Bay Rays were 118 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 9.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 6.0-3.2 result in favor of the Royals. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kansas City Royals bring a 64-65 record to the battle against the 65-67 Rays. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 29-ranked Kansas City Royals and the No. 18-rated Tampa Bay Rays in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Kansas City owns the No. 12 ranking for hits at 8.83 per game. By contrast, the Tampa Bay Rays are rated No. 24 in the same category at 8.35 per game.

Tampa Bay brings the No. 9-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals's No. 14-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay won a close affair on Sunday in their last outing, defeating St. Louis 3-2 in extra innings at New Busch Stadium.

Kansas City got the wrong end of the stick in their last game on Sunday, suffering a 12-0 humiliation against Cleveland.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Tampa Bay's last 24 games
  • Kansas City is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Kansas City, Tuesday, August 29th