Rays vs. Royals Tuesday Prediction
After winning Game 1 of their series with the Royals on Monday, will the Rays whip Kansas City again on Tuesday when they send ace Blake Snell to the mound? First pitch is set for 8:15 p.m. ET.
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, 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, 76% of the betting tickets are on the Rays to beat the Royals on the moneyline.
Tampa Bay Rays Fantasy Spin
Nate Lowe went 1-for-4 with a double, walk and run scored against the Royals on Monday. Lowe doubled off of Scott Barlow in the eighth inning for his first ever big-league hit in his MLB debut. The 23-year-old has shown the ability to hit for average and power in the minors, and he's also a patient hitter who should draw a decent amount of walks. Lowe is worth a speculative add in mixed formats, and he could end up providing you -- and the Rays -- a nice boost.
Kansas City Royals Fantasy Spin
Adalberto Mondesi went 2-for-4 with a two-run triple and a stolen bases on Monday in a loss to the Rays. Mondesi also scored a run. The triple scored Whit Merrifield and Martin Maldonado, and it brought the Royals to within two runs at 4-2 in the third. The steal gives Mondesi eight on the year in nine attempts. Mondesi has an ugly 34/6 K/BB ratio, but the amount of hard contact -- along with the speed -- makes him very fantasy relevant; especially at shortstop.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rays are 5-0 in their last four games at Kauffman Stadium.
The Royals are 1-11 in their last 11 games versus the Rays.
The Royals knocked around Snell last week at Tropicana Field but I see the Rays’ ace rebounding on Tuesday night. The Rays are 6-1 in Snell’s last seven road starts and are 20-7 in his last 27 outings overall. Meanwhile, the Royals are just 8-45 in their last 53 games when facing a team with a winning percentage above .600. That’s an outstanding stat. There’s no value in the Rays’ money line, so I’ll roll the dice on Tampa’s runline to get a better price.
The Pick: Tampa Bay Rays -1.5