Rays vs. Royals Monday Prediction
Following a successful weekend in Boston, the Rays will continue their road trip when they start the week in Kansas City. Will Monday night’s clash between the Rays and Royals hit the over at 8:15 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, April 29, 2019
8:15 p.m. ET, Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, MO
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 73% of the betting tickets are on the Rays to beat the Royals on the moneyline.
Tampa Bay Rays Fantasy Spin
Yandy Diaz went went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored Sunday in the Rays' win over the Red Sox. Diaz hit a leadoff double off Chris Sale in the top of the first inning and came around to score on a two-run homer by Daniel Robertson. The 27-year-old corner infielder then added a three-run triple in the top of the second. He's slashing .289/.385/.600 with seven homers, 16 RBI, and 18 runs in 25 games this season and needs to be owned in all mixed fantasy leagues at this point.
Kansas City Royals Fantasy Spin
Kelvin Gutierrez went 2-for-4 with a run scored in a loss to the Angels on Sunday. The rookie had a pair of singles and scored one of the Royals' three runs on the afternoon. Through two major league games Gutierrez has three hits in seven at-bats, driving in two runs in his debut Saturday. The 24-year-old was hitting .333/.433/.439 at Triple-A Omaha prior to his call up.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rays are 4-0 in their last four games at Kauffman Stadium.
The Royals are 1-10 in their last 11 games versus the Rays.
The over is 3-1-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams, is 6-2 in the Royals’ last eight games overall and is 5-1 in the Rays’ last six games versus a right-handed starter. The over has been profitable in games started by Ryane Stanek and Brad Keller, as well. In Stanek’s last 11 starts overall, the over is 9-2. In his last seven road outings, the over is 5-2. Finally, the over is 3-1-2 in Keller’s last six home starts and is 21-8-3 in the Royals’ last 32 games at Kauffman Stadium.
The Pick: Rays/Royals OVER 8.5