Rays vs. Royals - 8/30/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (79-49) at Tampa Bay Rays (63-65)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 1:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
D Duffy (7-6) (4.13) vs. N Karns (7-5) (3.69)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays +100 / Kansas City Royals -110 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Kansas City Royals look to sweep the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday afternoon.
The Kansas City Royals look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Royals have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Royals have won seven of their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 148 hits and 77 RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Kendrys Morales have combined for 147 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have won six of their last eight road games. Danny Duffy gets the ball, and he’s 7-6 with a 4.13 ERA and 66 strikeouts this season. This is Duffy’s second career game against the Rays.
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The Tampa Bay Rays need a win after losing five of their last six 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 six of their last eight 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 83 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have split their last 10 home games. Nathan Karns takes the hill, and he’s 7-5 with a 3.69 ERA and 136 strikeouts this season. This is Karns’ second career game against the Royals.
The Royals are 8-1 in their last 9 Sunday games and 8-2 in Duffys last 10 starts. The Rays are 3-8 in their last 11 during game 3 of a series and 1-5 in Karns' last 6 starts with 4 days of rest. The Royals are 17-35 in the last 52 meetings in Tampa Bay.
I've bene backing the Royals for quite some time during this stretch and it continues to pay. Why not stop now? The Royals are just a team you don't want to fade right now, especially against a Tampa Bay team that's falling apart lately.