The OVER has paid out three times in Jake Odorizzi’s last three starts at home for the Tampa Bay Rays as the righthander gets the ball for them again on Saturday night in top baseball odds action against the Kansas City Royals.
Odorizzi sits at 6-6 with a 3.02 ERA on the season, and he took a no-decision against the A’s last time out despite allowing just two runs on three hits in six innings. Kris Medlen (2-0, 3.10 ERA) starts for the Royals on Saturday.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Kansas City Royals listed as underdogs of 105 at most sportsbooks, including Bodog. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, check for odds updates at MyBookie.
Odds – VSB
computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.6-4.2 win for the Royals on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Tampa Bay Rays sport a record of 63-65 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 79-49 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Kansas City injuries news.
The Odds – VSB
MLB Power Rankings have the Tampa Bay Rays at No. 15 and the Kansas City Royals at No. 8 heading into this contest.
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Kansas City Royals rank No. 4 at 9.2 hits per game. That compares with the Tampa Bay Rays No. 26 ranking in that category.
Kansas City brings the No. 6-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rays’s No. 9-ranked defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Kansas City rolled to a 3-2 win against Tampa Bay on Friday, as E Volquez and the Royals’ bats led the team to victory at Tropicana Field.
- Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 6 games
- Kansas City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
- Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
- Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games at home
- Tampa Bay is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Next Betting Matchups
Kansas City at Tampa Bay, Sunday, August 30th