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Kansas City Royals vs. Tampa Bay Rays – MLB – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The Kansas City Royals (36-56) bring a three-game losing run into a home matchup versus the Tampa Bay Rays (51-41), at 8:10 PM ET on Friday.

The Royals are a close favorite (-110 on the moneyline) when they play the Rays (-105). The Royals will start Brad Keller (5-9) against the Rays and Drew Rasmussen (5-3). The total for this game is set at 9.

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Royals vs. Rays Last 10 Games Betting Performance


  • Kansas City was favored on the moneyline for four of its last 10 games, and finished 3-1 in those matchups.
  • Over their last 10 matchups, the Royals and their opponents combined to hit the over on the total five times (all 10 games had set totals).
  • Kansas City’s ATS record is 6-4-0 over its past 10 games.


  • Over the past 10 games, Tampa Bay has been the underdog just once and won that contest.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Rays and their opponents are 6-4-0 when it comes to hitting the over.
  • Over its last 10 games, Tampa Bay is 4-6-0 against the spread.
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Royals vs. Rays Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Brad Keller

  • The Royals have a 6-11-0 ATS record in Keller’s 17 starts that had a set spread.
  • The Royals have a 2-3 record in Keller’s five starts this season when they were favored on the moneyline.
  • Keller’s team has a 7-10 record in his 17 starts.
  • Keller has had 17 starts that bookmakers set a total for this season, and seven of those matchups hit the over.

Projected starter: Drew Rasmussen

  • Rasmussen and his team are 8-7-0 ATS this season when he starts.
  • When he is the starting pitcher, Tampa Bay has a record of 2-2 this season when they are the underdog on the moneyline.
  • Rasmussen’s team is 10-5 when he starts this season.
  • Out of Rasmussen’s 15 starts with a total this season, nine have hit the over.

Royals Batting Leaders

  • Bobby Witt Jr. leads the Royals in home runs (13) and runs batted in (47).
  • Among all hitters in MLB action, Witt Jr.’s home run total ranks 51st and his RBI tally ranks 45th.
  • Andrew Benintendi has a club-best .317 batting average.
  • Benintendi currently ranks 270th in home runs and 92nd in RBI in the bigs.
  • Benintendi has hit safely in two games in a row. In his last five games he is hitting .313 with a double, a walk and three RBI.
  • Whit Merrifield is hitting .234 with 18 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 28 walks.
  • Hunter Dozier is batting .269 with 19 doubles, three triples, nine home runs and 23 walks.
  • Dozier heads into this game on a two-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is hitting .294 with two doubles, a triple, a walk and an RBI.

Rays Batting Leaders

  • Yandy Diaz leads Tampa Bay with a .294 batting average. He’s also hit three homers and has 26 RBI.
  • Diaz’s home run total ranks 270th in the majors, and he is 176th in RBI.
  • Randy Arozarena leads Tampa Bay in runs batted in with 43 while batting .251 with 12 homers.
  • Arozarena ranks 65th among hitters in the majors in homers, and 63rd in RBI.
  • Arozarena has safely hit in two straight games. In his last five games he is batting .235 with two home runs, four walks and three RBI.
  • Ji-Man Choi has 60 hits this season and a slash line of .278/.385/.449.
  • Isaac Paredes leads Tampa Bay in home runs with 13 while driving in 28 runs and slugging .506.

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