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Rays at 0-2 in Last Two Starts by Archer

The Tampa Bay Rays will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak in games started by Chris Archer on Wednesday night as they send the righthander to the mound in baseball odds action against the Kansas City Royals at the sportsbooks.

Archer is 9-5 with a 2.18 ERA, but he was let down by the Rays last time out after giving up just three hits in 6 2-3 scoreless innings in an eventual 7-5 loss to the Yankees. Jeremy Guthrie (6-5, 5.42 ERA) will pitch for the Royals.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Kansas City Royals as 118 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.1-2.9 win for the Royals on Wednesday. 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

48-33 Kansas City battles the Rays, currently with a 43-43 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 12 (Kansas City Royals) and the No. 19 (Tampa Bay Rays) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Kansas City Royals No. 10 ranked offense (4.28 runs per game) against a Tampa Bay Rays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 7 at 3.72 runs allowed per game. The Kansas City Royals have been averaging 9.2 hits per game, more than the Tampa Bay Rays have managed so far this season (8 hits on average).

Tampa Bay brings the No. 7-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals's No. 5-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay looks to rebound from a loss to the Royals, who beat them 7-1 on Tuesday behind a start from E Volquez at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
  • Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Kansas City's last 16 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Kansas City, Thursday, July 9th