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2021 MLB Handicapping
(8-8) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Kansas City Royals (8-5)
Date: Monday, April 19th, 2021
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: TBD vs. Danny Duffy
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays +105 | Royals -115
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rays +1.5 , Royals -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
The red hot Tampa Bay Rays head out to Kauffman Stadium this Monday to kick off this series with the Kansas City Royals, as they look to get themselves over the .500 mark.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays were not looking so hot before their series against the Yankees, but they will obviously be feeling great after picking up a sweep against the Bronx Bombers to really get this season back on track for them.
The Rays did get the job done against the Yankees mostly with the bats, as they scored 18 total runs in that 3 game series with third basemen Joey Wendle doing especially well batting in 11 runs and hitting an impressive .340 average.
The Tampa Bay Rays do not have a listed starter here, and that is a concern, as the Rays do not have the dominant pitching rotation that they once had, so the fact the Rays are a bit shaky at pitcher in this game might be an opening for the Royals to pick up the home win should they be able to get into the bullpen early in the game.
Kansas City Royals
The Kansas City Royals are 6 and 2 in their last 8 games which now has them atop the AL Central standings leading the Cleveland Indians by a 1.5 game cushion, as this Royals team looks like it could surprise here in 2021.
The batting has been quite solid here hitting .243 as a team and guys like Whit Merrifield being especially hot out of the gates with him individually hitting .321, as he looks to be the glue that holds this batting order together once again.
Danny Duffy gets the start here and you could not have asked him to be better so far this season with a 2-0 record and a minuscule ERA of 0.75, as he looks to stay hot in this excellent matchup against the Tampa Bay Rays.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 4-0 in Rays last 4 after allowing 2 runs or less in their previous game.
- Over is 4-1 in Rays last 5 when their opponent allows 2 runs or less in their previous game.
- Over is 6-1 in Rays last 7 games as a road underdog.
- Over is 8-3 in Rays last 11 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Over is 11-4 in Rays last 15 Monday games.
- Over is 3-1-1 in Royals last 5 games as a favorite.
- Over is 3-1-1 in Royals last 5 games as a home favorite.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Prediction:
The Rays are a bit of a question mark here at pitcher and with the opportunity for the Royals to get into the bullpen quickly I can see them putting up some runs here to help this one get over the total.
The Rays do face Danny Duffy here who has been awesome so far, but I think the top order of the Rays order can get to him early, and if they do they can score a bunch of runs on their own with the weather expecting to be decent in terms of run scoring here.
The total is also just at 8.5 which seems very solid, as I can see both of these teams having good offensive days and trust the over to come in as opposed to trying to go with a side, as that seems quite tough to call.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over the total
Take the over this Monday and cash in on MLB action.
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