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2019 MLB Season
(18-9) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Kansas City Royals (9-19)
Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Venue: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Blake Snell vs. Jakob Junis
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays -164 | Royals +154
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
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Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays are an extremely good baseball team. In fact, they’re currently the best team in Major League Baseball with 18 wins. On Tuesday, they’ll look for win number 19 and will send out Blake Snell to try and lead them to it.
Snell has been solid this season. He’s 2-2 with a 2.54 ERA. Over his 28.1 innings of work, he has 39 strikeouts and has allowed just eight earned runs. Snell is dangerous on the mound and has phenomenal pitch control. He’s given up just six walks over his five starts.
From a batting standpoint, the Rays continue to be consistent, averaging 4.70 runs per game. However, the team’s true strengths are its pitching and defense. Tampa Bay allows just 3.07 runs to opposing teams, so even on bad hitting days, the Rays are usually right in the game down the stretch.
In the batting order, the strong link right now seems to be 24-year-old Brandon Lowe. He’s batting .291 with six homers and 17 RBIs. He has 25 hits in 86 at-bats.
Kansas City Royals
While the Tampa Bay Rays are one of the league’s best teams, the Kansas City Royals are one of the league’s worst. With just nine wins on the season, only Miami has a worse record currently. Nothing’s gone right for the AL Central side, and it’ll take a lot for this team to turn things around.
A good way to get back on track? Beat the best team in baseball. To do so, they’ll need to play perfect, and that starts with the pitching of Jakob Junis. Junis is 2-2 this season with a 5.57 ERA. Over 32.1 innings, he’s recorded 32 strikeouts to just 10 walks. However, he’s also allowed 20 earned runs on 38 hits. He’s a bit inconsistent, but has shown the ability to strikeout the big-time hitters.
On a positive note, the Royals certainly aren’t the worst in the league when it comes to scoring runs. KC averages 4.54 runs per game and gets a lot of support from Alex Gordon. The outfielder is batting .310 with five homers and 21 RBIs. He’s very consistent at the plate, striking out just 13 times in 120 appearances.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 19-7 in TB last 26 Tue. games.
- TB is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games/li>
- KC is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- Over is 6-2 in KC last 8 overall
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Prediction:
You have to take the Rays here. Tampa Bay is by far the better team in this matchup and should score a good amount of runs against the Royals pitching staff. I’ll give KC’s batting order some credit — this won’t be a shutout. However, the Rays will win by quite a few runs on the road.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over 8
Tampa Bay can score and KC isn’t bad at the plate either. This will be an easy win for the Rays, but it’ll be a high-scoring affair no doubt. I’ll take the Over in this one.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Tampa Bay 7 – Kansas City 2
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