Kansas City Royals vs. Tampa Bay Rays, Las Vegas Odds, Picks and Predictions, Thursday August 4th 2016

The Kansas City Royals and the Tampa Bay Rays will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Tropicana Field.

The Royals will trot Ian Kennedy out to the mound in this one. Right hander Kennedy has a 6-9 record and a 4.23 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Rays will be Drew Smyly. The left hander has a 5.29 ERA to go along with a 3-11 record this season.

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Oddsmakers opened the Rays as -138-moneyline favorites versus the Royals, while the game’s total opened at 7.5.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 12-0 winner on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -141 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Kansas City lost its last outing, a 12-0 result against the Rays on August 03. Bettors who backed the Rays at -141 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

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Date Team Spread MoneyLine Total
08/04/2016 KC ROYALS [I KENNEDY -R] +1.5 -180 +123 7.5 +101
09:10:00 TB RAYS [D SMYLY -L] -1.5 +160 -133 7.5 -122

Kansas City:
Team record: 51-56 SU
Kansas City is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 5 games
Kansas City is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games on the road

Tampa Bay:
Team record: 43-63 SU
Tampa Bay is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Tampa Bay’s last 20 games

Next up:
Kansas City home to Toronto Friday, August 5
Tampa Bay home to Minnesota Friday, August 5

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