Rays vs. Royals - 8/29/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (78-49) at Tampa Bay Rays (63-64)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 6:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
K Medlen (2-0) (3.10) vs. J Odorizzi (6-6) (3.02)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -115 / Kansas City Royals +105 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Kansas City Royals and Tampa Bay Rays play game two Saturday night.
The Kansas City Royals look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Royals have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Royals have won eight of their last nine when scoring more than three runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 146 hits and 76 RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Alcides Escobar have combined for 95 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have won five of their last seven road games. Kris Medlen gets the ball, and he’s 2-0 with a 3.10 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. This is Medlen’s first career game against the Rays.
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The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Rays have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Rays have lost five of their last seven when scoring three or less runs. Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 127 hits and 57 RBI while Logan Forsythe and Kevin Kiermaier have combined for 81 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have won five of their last eight home games. Jake Odorizzi takes the hill, and he’s 6-6 with a 3.02 ERA and 112 strikeouts this season. Odorizzi is 0-2 with a 6.91 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 9-4 in their last 13 vs. a team with a losing record. The Rays are 1-4 in their last 5 games as a favorite and 1-6 in Odorizzis last 7 starts as a favorite. The Royals are 16-35 in the last 51 meetings in Tampa Bay.
I've been backing the Royals for quite some time during their hot streak, and it's paid off in more ways than one. Now, we're getting plus money? I'll gladly take it.