Royals vs. Rays - 6/1/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (22-28) at Kansas City Royals (29-22)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 8:15 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
C Archer (3-6) (4.62) vs. D Duffy (0-0) (3.23)
The Line: Kansas City Royals +101 / Tampa Bay Rays -111 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Kansas City Royals look to complete the sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday night.
The Tampa Bay Rays could use a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Rays have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Tampa Bay Rays have an ERA of 3.97 and have lost eight of their last nine games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 53 hits, Steven Souza Jr. has 20 RBI and Brad Miller has five home runs. Chris Archer gets the ball, and he’s 3-6 with a 4.62 ERA and 72 strikeouts this season. Archer is 0-2 with a 6.27 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
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The Kansas City Royals look to build on their current five-game winning streak. The Royals have scored 21 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in eight straight games. The Kansas City Royals offense has caught fire, and they’ve won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 65 hits, Lorenzo Cain has 33 RBI and Salvador Perez has seven home runs. Danny Duffy takes the hill, and he’s 0-0 with a 3.23 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. Duffy is 0-1 with a 3.75 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Rays.
The Rays are 2-5 in their last 7 Wednesday games and 2-7 in Archers last 9 road starts. The Royals are 2-5 in their last 7 Wednesday games and 22-8 in Duffys last 30 home starts. The Rays are 4-17 in the last 21 meetings in Kansas City.
Archer hasn't been his usual self so far this season, and the Royals are finally starting to look like the team from the last two years. I'll gladly take the Royals at home for the plus money price.