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MLB Betting Line Favors the Tampa Bay Rays over the Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Tampa Bay Rays arrive at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday.

Drew Smyly gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday; he's 2-6 on the season. The Kansas City Royals, meanwhile, will counter with Dillon Gee, who will be looking to improve on his 1-2 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Kansas City Royals in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline underdogs of 113 at BetOnline for Tuesday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8 at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Royals to win this game 6.1-2.7. 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 28-22 record to the battle against the 22-27 Rays. 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. 11 (Kansas City Royals) and the No. 10 (Tampa Bay Rays) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Kansas City Royals No. 22 ranked offense (4 runs per game) against a Tampa Bay Rays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 at 4.1 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 (7.94 hits on average).

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.35 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 at home, scoring 4.29 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rays endured a 6-2 loss at the hands of the Royals on Monday, with M Andriese throwing 7 innings of 5-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of Tampa Bay's last 19 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 11 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Kansas City, Wednesday, June 1st