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Tampa Bay Rays at Kansas City Royals Betting Pick

At 8:10 PM ET, the Rays and Royals face off in an AL matchup. This one is being played at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, and the Rays are 43-42 compared to the Royals, who are 47-40. Michael Wacha is slated to start for the Royals, while the Rays are starting Ryan Pepiot.

The over/under line for Wednesday’s game is currently 8.5 runs, and the Rays are favored on the money line, with their odds sitting at -111 compared to the Royals at -107. BSKC is carrying this game on TV, and the game can be streamed on

Rays Look to Extend Winning Streak as Pepiot Takes the Mound Against Orioles

The Rays are 43-42 overall and trail the Orioles by 11 games in the AL East. They are in 4th place in the division and have gone 10-17 in divisional matchups. Tampa Bay has won two straight games and is 7-3 over their last 10. They are 23-25 at home and 20-17 on the road. The Rays are 25-22 as the favorite and 18-20 as the underdog. Their overall series record is 14-11-2.

Ryan Pepiot gets the start for the Rays today, and he is 4-4 with a 4.39 ERA this season. He has a WHIP of 1.09. The Rays offense is scoring just 4 runs per game, which ranks 24th. Their team batting average is .236, which is 17th. They are 9th in the league in walks. Yandy Díaz is hitting .270 with 40 RBI for the Rays, and he is 12 for 40 in his last 9 games. The over/under line for the Rays on the road is 8.5 runs, and the under has hit in their last two games.

Royals Aim to Continue Home Dominance as Wacha Takes the Mound Against Rays

The Royals are 47-40 overall, putting them 3rd in the AL Central, and they trail the Guardians by eight games for the division lead. Kansas City is 13-13-1 in series this year and have won two straight series. They are 30-17 at home compared to 17-23 on the road. The over/under line for today’s game is set at 8.5 runs, which is slightly higher than the teams’ combined run average of 8.4 runs per game. The Royals have played to the under in 48 of their 84 games this season, and their games have had an average over/under line of 8 runs. When the over/under line has been set at 8.5 runs, the Royals have played to the under in 17 of 25 games.

Michael Wacha gets the start for the Royals today, and he is 4-6 with a 3.91 ERA this season. He has six quality starts and is averaging 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings. The Royals are 5th in scoring at home at 5.1 runs per game, but just 26th on the road at 3.8 runs per game. Overall, they are 13th in scoring at 4.5 runs per game. The Royals are 49-38 against the run line this season, and Wacha will be facing a Rays offense that is 13th in scoring at 4.5 runs per game. The Royals are 19-18 against the run line as the favorite and 30-20 as the underdog.

Betting on Royals: Predicted 6-5 Win Over Rays Offers Great Value

With the Royals at -107 on the money line, that is the direction we recommend going for this Rays vs. Royals matchup. Our predicted final score is 6-5 in favor of the Royals, giving us a lot of value in picking them straight up.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Michael Wacha finishing with four strikeouts, which is better than Ryan Pepiot, who we have finishing with just four K’s. Offensively, we have the Rays finishing with nine hits compared to the Royals with nine.

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