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(22-28) Tampa Bay Rays vs. Kansas City Royals (29-22)
Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Venue: Kauffman Stadium Kansas City, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Chris Archer vs. Danny Duffy
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays -105 / Royals -105
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rays +1.5 -210 / Royals -1.5 +175
MLB Betting Total: 8
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The Rays are reeling losing 6 of their last 7 games, including their last 3, and they need a W tonight in Kansas City to avoid a sweep in this series. They are in the basement of the AL East 9 games back of the Boston Red Sox.
The Royals are hot winners of 5 straight games and with their solid play in the last couple of weeks they are back where they are used to being, which is in first place in the AL Central with a 2 game cushion over the Chicago White Sox.
The Royals have had the Rays’ number in the last few seasons going 22-6 in their last 28 games facing them overall and have won 17 of their last 23 against them at home.
In Game 2 of this series yesterday the Royals pounded the Rays winning 10-5.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays big issue this season has been at the plate where they only rank 23rd in runs scored while they rank a respectable 13th in team ERA. In their 3-game skid they have been outscored 18-8.
Chris Archer (3-6 4.62 ERA) gets the starting nod for the Rays tonight and in his last outing he was solid only giving up 1 earned run in 8 innings, but got little run support in a 4-1 loss to the New York Yankees.
The Rays have lost 3 of their last 4 games with him on the hill including their last 2.
Archer would like to forget about his last outing against the Royals, which came last season, when he tied a career high giving up 9 runs in a 9-7 Rays loss last July.
The Rays are 2-7 in Archer’s last 9 road starts.
The Rays are 11-13 on the road this season and they have lost 5 of their last 6 games on the road.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals are led by their pitching, which ranks 9th in the Majors in team ERA. While they only rank 24th in runs scored they are averaging over 7 runs per game in their last 8 games.
Danny Duffy (0-0 3.23 ERA) goes for the Royals tonight and in his last outing he went 5 innings and was tagged up for 5 earned runs, but the offense bailed him out in the 7-5 win over the Chicago White Sox.
Duffy is making his 4th start of the season after beginning it in the bullpen. While he has yet to get a decision the Royals have won all 3 of his starts.
While the Royals are 22-8 in Duffy’s last 30 home starts they are only 1-5 in their last 6 facing a team with a winning record with him on the mound.
The Royals are tied with 3 other teams for the most home wins (18) and all of their wins in their 5-game streak have come at home.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rays are 1-6 in their last 7 overall.
- Rays are 1-5 in their last 6 road games.
- Rays have an Over record of 9-1-2 in their last 12 road games.
- Royals are 5-0 in their last 5 overall.
- Royals are 7-1 in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Royals have an Over record of 7-0 in their last 7 games.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Prediction:
Duffy was not sharp in his last game, but Archer was and while he has been up and down this season he will pitch well tonight and Tampa Bay will win and avoid the sweep.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: OVER the Number
The total has gone Over in the last 7 games between these 2 teams in Kansas City and look for that trend to continue.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Tampa Bay 6 – Kansas City 3
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