Royals vs. Rays Monday Prediction
The Rays have been swinging hot bats but will their matchup on Monday night against the Royals turn into more of a pitcher’s duel? First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET at Tropicana Field.
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, April 22, 2019
7:10 p.m. ET, Tropicana Field, Tampa, FL
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 62% of the betting tickets are on the Rays to beat the Royals on the moneyline.
Kansas City Royals Fantasy Spin
Jorge Lopez surrendered five runs -- four earned -- over seven innings Sunday in a no-decision versus the Yankees. New York wound up winning this one in extras. Lopez struck out six batters, but he gave up eight hits, including a Clint Frazier home run in the bottom of the fifth inning. The 26-year-old right-hander will bring a 4.50 ERA into his next start at home against the Angels.
Tampa Bay Rays Fantasy Spin
Tommy Pham went 1-for-5 with a game-tying solo homer in the Rays' loss to the Red Sox in extra innings on Sunday. Pham took Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes deep for a game-tying solo shot in the eighth inning. The 31-year-old outfielder has gotten off to a blistering start this season, hitting .289/.394/.434 with 11 runs scored, four homers and 10 RBI in 99 plate appearances. He's also chipped in six stolen bases for good measure.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals are winless in their last eight meetings with the Rays.
The Rays have beaten the Royals four straight times at Tropicana Field.
The under is 6-2-1 in the last nine meetings between these two teams and is 3-1-1 in the last five meetings at Tropicana Field. The under is also 5-1 in Brad Keller’s last six road starts and is 6-2 in their last eight road games.
The Pick: Royals/Rays UNDER 8