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Kansas City Royals Starter Ian Kennedy Out to Silence Tampa Bay Rays Bats in MLB Contest

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

Tampa Bay puts its faith in starter Matt Andriese to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 3-0. Getting the ball for the Kansas City Royals is Ian Kennedy, who owns a 4-3 record on the season with a 3.38 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Kansas City Royals in this matchup found them as -114 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 8 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 6.2-3.4 win for the Royals on Monday. 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 27-22 record to the battle against the 22-26 Rays. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

This game puts the Kansas City Royals, most recently No. 11 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Tampa Bay Rays, who rate a No. 10 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas City has baseball's No. 23-rated offensive output, at 9.08 hits per game. The Tampa Bay Rays average 8 hits per game, good for No. 23 on the list.

Kansas City owns the No. 7 defense, allowing 3.96 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's No. 10-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 2-1 to New York on Sunday at Tropicana Field.

The Royals enjoyed a 5-4 victory at the expense of the White Sox on Sunday, with E Volquez throwing 1 innings of 0-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Tampa Bay's last 18 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Kansas City, Tuesday, May 31st