Free MLB Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals
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(22-27) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Kansas City Royals (28-22)
Date: Tuesday May 31th
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Venue: Kauffman Stadium – Kansas City, Missouri
MLB Betting Lines: Tampa Bay -132 Kansas City +112
MLB Betting Total: 8
Probable Pitchers: Tampa Bay Rays LH Drew Smyly (2-6, 3.92) vs. Kansas City Royals RH Dillon Gee (1-2, 3.86)
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The Rays and Royals meet on Tuesday afternoon for the second of a three game set at Kauffman Stadium.
On Monday afternoon, the Royals topped the Rays 6-2. Both starters had terrific starts. Ian Kennedy got the no decision after giving up three hits and zero hits in six innings. Matt Andriese also got a no decision giving up one run in seven innings.
A 3-run homer by Eric Hosmer in the eighth inning put the Royals up 6-2 in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays are playing their worst baseball of the year having lost five of their last six games.
The problem has been their hitting as they have scored only eight runs in the five losses.
Tampa Bay’s best hitter is Steven Souza Jr and he is only batting .257 to go along with nine homers. Evan Longoria is batting .255 with nine home runs as well.
On the mound for the Rays is Drew Smyly. The 26-year-old is 2-6 with a 3.92 ERA in 10 starts this season. Smyly has only allowed 50 hits in 62 innings this season. The problem for Smyly is that he’s allowed 11 home runs on the season.
Kansas City Royals
Kansas City has played their best baseball of the season despite injuries to Salvador Perez and Mike Moustakas. The Royals have won six of their last seven games with most of them being comeback wins.
The Royals offensive attack is led by Eric Hosmer who is hitting .323 with 10 homers and 33 RBI. Lorenzo Cain is batting .291 with seven home runs and 29 RBI.
Starting for the Royals is righty Dillon Gee. Before his last start (4 IP, 5 runs), Dillon Gee had allowed seven runs over his previous 17.2 innings.
Gee has a 3.68 ERA in 14.2 innings at Kauffman Stadium this year.
MLB Betting Trends
- Tampa Bay Rays are 11-23 in their last 34 vs. American League Central
- Tampa Bay Rays are 2-5 in their last 7 games following a loss.
- Tampa Bay Rays are 5-21 in their last 26 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Kansas City Royals are 8-2 in their last 10 home games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Kansas City Royals are 14-5 in their last 19 games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Kansa City Royals are 8-3 in their last 11 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Prediction:
The Rays have an edge with Smyly on the mound but it’s the Royals bullpen and bats that will be the different.
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Even with injuries to Perez and Moustakas, the Royals have a lot of good hitters. I expect Kansas City to get some runs off Smyly and the Rays bullpen.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: Kansas City 5 Tampa Bay Rays 4
Gee should bounce back after a poor start in which he allowed five runs in four innings against Minnesota.
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