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Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals Betting Lines and Pick

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Tampa Bay Rays dueling the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday at Kauffman Stadium.

Jake Odorizzi gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday; he's 6-7 on the season. The Kansas City Royals, meanwhile, will counter with Jason Vargas, who will be looking to improve on his 14-8 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Kansas City sat as -112 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 9.5, according to MyBookie.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Rays to win this game 4.6-3.8. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Kansas City Royals sport a record of 65-66 heading into this matchup, while the Tampa Bay Rays sit at 66-68 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Kansas City Royals rated this week at No. 29 and the Tampa Bay Rays sitting at No. 18.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas City has baseball's No. 24-rated offensive output, at 8.79 hits per game. The Tampa Bay Rays average 8.35 hits per game, good for No. 24 on the list.

Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 4.66 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 24 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay suffered a 6-2 loss against Kansas City on Tuesday, as A Cobb wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Tampa Bay's last 25 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Chicago, Friday, September 1st
Kansas City at Minnesota, Friday, September 1st