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Kansas City Royals Starter Edinson Volquez Out to Silence Tampa Bay Rays Bats in MLB Contest

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at Kauffman Stadium on Monday as the host Kansas City Royals battle the Tampa Bay Rays in baseball betting odds action.

Alex Colome, with a record of 3-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Tampa Bay Rays, while the Kansas City Royals trot Edinson Volquez to the mound in this one. He is 8-4 so far in 2015.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Kansas City Royals were listed as -140 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 7.5 earlier at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.5-3.1 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

46-33 Kansas City battles the Rays, currently with a 43-41 mark. 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. 12 and the Tampa Bay Rays sitting at No. 19.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Kansas City Royals No. 12 ranked offense (4.19 runs per game) against a Tampa Bay Rays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 5 at 3.62 runs allowed per game. The Kansas City Royals have been averaging 9.1 hits per game, more than the Tampa Bay Rays have managed so far this season (8.02 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 2.92 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Yankees, a 8-1 final on Sunday in support of E Ramirez at Yankee Stadium.

Kansas City looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Twins, a 3-2 final on Sunday in support of D Duffy at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games
  • Tampa Bay is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Kansas City is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Kansas City, Tuesday, July 7th