Kansas City Royals vs. Tampa Bay Rays, Wednesday, MLB Baseball Sports Betting, Las Vegas Odds, Picks, Predictions

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12-20 May 10, 7:10 PM | Turf of Tropicana Field 16-19
Kansas City at Tampa Bay, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 7:10 PM ET, Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Where: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
TV: 7:10 p.m. ET, FSN Kansas City, FSN Sun (Tampa Bay)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Royals RH Jason Hammel (1-3, 5.53 ERA) vs. Rays RH Chris Archer (2-1, 3.57)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Kansas City Royals [J. Hammel -R] +1½ -130 +176 Ov 7½ -117
Tampa Bay Rays [C. Archer -R] -1½ +110 -187 Un 7½ -103
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The Tampa Bay Rays will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Wednesday when they take on the Kansas City Royals at Tropicana Field.

Jason Hammel will be the starting pitcher for the Royals on this day. Right hander Hammel is 1-3 this season with a 5.53 ERA.

Starting this game for the Rays will be Chris Archer. The right hander has a 3.57 ERA to go along with a 2-1 record this season.

Hammel is coming off his best start of the season, which resulted in his first victory in a Kansas City uniform. The 34-year-old native of South Carolina, who signed with the Royals in February, limited Cleveland to one run and three hits over six innings on Friday after lasting only three frames in each of his previous two turns. Hammel, who spent the first three seasons of his career with Tampa Bay, is 2-2 with a 4.26 ERA in six starts against his former team.

Archer registered a season-high 11 strikeouts against Toronto on Friday but did not factor in the decision after allowing three runs in six innings. The 28-year-old from North Carolina, who is winless in his last four turns, yielded just one run over 7 1/3 frames against the Blue Jays on the road in his previous outing but again settled for a no-decision. Archer has yet to defeat Kansas City in his career, going 0-4 with a 5.63 ERA in five starts.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rays listed as 187-moneyline favorites versus the Royals, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.

The Kansas City Royals‘ struggles on the road are becoming a distant memory as they vie for their third straight win away from home when they continue their four-game series Wednesday against the host Tampa Bay Rays. Kansas City entered the set with a seven-game road losing streak but won the first two contests, including a 12-inning affair on Tuesday.

Mike Moustakas belted a solo homer in the 12th to provide a 7-6 victory for the Royals, who rallied from a three-run deficit and have a chance to clinch their first series win since sweeping a three-game set from the Los Angeles Angels from April 14-16. Tim Beckham and Logan Morrison each drove in a pair of runs as the Rays suffered their third consecutive loss. Morrison homered for the third time in six games for Tampa Bay, which saw every starter in its lineup register at least one hit. Corey Dickerson recorded his second straight multi-hit performance and is 6-for-13 over his last three contests.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 7-6 loser on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Kansas City at 153 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 7-6 winner as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at 153 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

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Kansas City:
Team record: 12-20 SU
Kansas City is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Kansas City is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games
Kansas City is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games

Tampa Bay:
Team record: 16-19 SU
Current Streak: lost 3 straight games.
Tampa Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Kansas City at Tampa Bay Thursday, May 11


1. The Rays recalled Diego Moreno – who took the loss Tuesday in his first major-league appearance since 2015 with the New York Yankees – from Triple-A Durham, assigned fellow RHP Austin Pruitt to the Bulls and sent SS Matt Duffy (heel) to Single-A Charlotte for a rehab assignment.

2. Kansas City placed LHP Scott Alexander (hamstring) on the 10-day disabled list and went to Triple-A Omaha to recall RHP Jake Junis, who struck out two in a scoreless inning of relief Tuesday to record his first major-league victory.

3. Tampa Bay parted ways with a pair of pitchers Tuesday, trading RHP Bryan Bonnell to Seattle for future considerations while LHP Justin Marks was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Tampa Bay Rays will win outright at -187 and the game will go over 7½ runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Rays 5, Royals 3 at bovada-logo-top-book.

3.00 RUNS 4.26
4.06 RUNS AGNST 4.23
-1.06 DIFF 0.03
-$794 MONEY -$409
3.85 TEAM ERA 3.70
7.13 OFF HITS 8.03
2.66 OFF WALKS 4.20
7.69 OFF Ks 10.29
8.06 DEF HITS 8.23
3.63 DEF WALKS 3.23
8.09 DEF Ks 7.06
Wade Davis P 15-Day Disabled List
Luke Hochevar P 15-Day Disabled List
Tim Collins P 60-Day Disabled List
Kris Medlen P 15-Day Disabled List
Mike Minor P 60-Day Disabled List
Mike Moustakas 3B 15-Day Disabled List
Jason Vargas P 60-Day Disabled List
Desmond Jennings OF 15-Day Disabled List
Oswaldo Arcia OF 15-Day Disabled List
Kansas City is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Kansas City’s last 24 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 5 games on the road
Kansas City is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Kansas City is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Kansas City’s last 17 games when playing Tampa Bay
Kansas City is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Tampa Bay’s last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Tampa Bay’s last 17 games when playing Kansas City
Tampa Bay is 3-14 SU in its last 17 games when playing Kansas City
Tampa Bay is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Kansas City’s Overall Scoring vs Tampa Bay’s Overall Defense 3.0 15 4.2 8
Kansas City’s Away Scoring vs Tampa Bay’s Home Defense 3.2 15 4.3 10
Kansas City’s Road ERA vs Tampa Bay’s Home ERA Allowed 5.1 13 4.6 7
Tampa Bay’s Overall Scoring vs Kansas City’s Overall Defense 4.3 9 4.1 6
Tampa Bay’s Home Scoring vs Kansas City’s Road Defense 4.9 3 5.3 14
Tampa Bay’s Home ERA vs Kansas City’s Road ERA Allowed 3.8 8 2.5 15
Royals have the third-lowest base on balls in the league at 2.6 per game.
Royals strike out less than any team in the league with 6.5 per game.
Royals are the toughest team to score on in the league, allowing just 3.7 runs per game.
Rays lead the league in walks with 3.6 per game.
Rays have the best hits allowed in the league, allowing 8.1 per game.
Rays are third in the league in striking out opponents with 8.1 per game.

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