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

The Kansas City Royals (36-57) will attempt to snap a four-game losing streak when hosting the Tampa Bay Rays (52-41) at 7:10 PM ET on Saturday.

As the favorite, the Rays (-120 moneyline odds) take the field at the Royals (+100). The scheduled starters are Luis Patino (0-1) for the Tampa Bay Rays, and Brady Singer (4-3) for the Kansas City Royals. The total for this game is set at 10.5.

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Rays vs. Royals Last 10 Games Betting Performance

Rays

  • Tampa Bay was the moneyline favorite in nine of its last 10 games, and went 6-3 in those matchups.
  • Over their last 10 outings (all 10 of them had set totals), the Rays and their opponents combined to hit the over seven times.
  • Tampa Bay has a 5-5-0 record against the spread over its past 10 games.

Royals

  • In six games over the last 10 matchups when set as the underdog by bookmakers, Kansas City has a record of 2-4.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Royals and their opponents have failed to hit the over five times.
  • Kansas City has won six of its last 10 games against the spread.
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Projected starter: Luis Patiño

  • Patiño has started two games with set spreads, and the Rays failed to cover in both chances.
  • The Rays were named the moneyline favorite for two Patiño starts this season — they split the games.
  • His team split the two matchups he’s appeared in this season.
  • Patiño’s two starts with a total this season both went over.

Projected starter: Brady Singer

  • Singer’s team is 7-6-0 against the spread in his starts this season.
  • When he starts a game and his team is the underdog on the moneyline, they have a record of 6-2.
  • Singer’s team has a 6-5 record in his starts this season.
  • Games started by Singer have a 5-6-2 record at hitting the over this season.

Rays Batting Leaders

  • Yandy Diaz leads the Rays with a .295 batting average.
  • Among hitters in MLB, Diaz ranks 272nd in homers and 166th in RBI.
  • Randy Arozarena has been productive as he paces his team with 44 runs batted in.
  • Arozarena ranks 68th in home runs among hitters in MLB and 63rd in RBI.
  • Arozarena heads into this matchup on a three-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is batting .278 with two home runs, four walks and four RBI.
  • Ji-Man Choi has 16 doubles, seven home runs and 39 walks while batting .271.
  • Isaac Paredes has hit 13 home runs to lead his team.

Royals Batting Leaders

  • Bobby Witt Jr. leads Kansas City in home runs (13) and runs batted in (47) this season while batting .251.
  • Among all hitters in the majors, Witt Jr.’s home run total is 54th, and his RBI total is 50th.
  • Andrew Benintendi is batting .319 to lead Kansas City, while adding three homers and 39 runs batted in this season.
  • Benintendi currently is 272nd in homers and 85th in RBI in the big leagues.
  • Benintendi heads into this game on a three-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .353 with a double, a walk and four RBI.
  • Whit Merrifield has 79 hits this season and a slash line of .231/.284/.333.
  • Hunter Dozier has collected 77 hits this season and has an OBP of .329. He’s slugging .451 on the year.
  • Dozier heads into this matchup on a three-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is hitting .316 with two doubles, a triple, a walk and two RBI.

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