Rays vs Royals Over/Under Prediction 7/2

Rays vs Royals Over/Under Prediction 7/2

Game Summary


The Tampa Bay Rays will face the Kansas City Royals on July 2, 2024, at 8:11 PM at Tropicana Field. The Rays are strong contenders in the AL East, boasting a balanced lineup and solid pitching. The Royals, while not leading their division, have shown they can compete with any team on a given day. This matchup is expected to be competitive, with both teams looking to gain an edge.

Odds and Betting Lines

 

Market Odds
Over 9.5 +108
Under 9.5 -132

 

Pitching Probables

 

Pitcher W-L ERA Strikeouts
Shane McClanahan (TBR) 11-2 2.75 140
Brady Singer (KCR) 4-8 4.85 95

 

Team Previews

 

Tampa Bay Rays

Hitting: The Rays' lineup, featuring Randy Arozarena and Wander Franco, is one of the most potent in the league.

Relief Pitching: The bullpen has been solid, with Andrew Kittredge closing games effectively.

Fielding: The Rays are strong defensively, minimizing errors and making key plays.

Starting Pitchers: McClanahan has been consistent, delivering quality starts regularly.

Kansas City Royals

Hitting: The Royals' lineup has shown potential, with key contributions from Salvador Perez and Bobby Witt Jr.

Relief Pitching: The bullpen has struggled, often giving up leads late in games.

Fielding: Defensive errors have been an issue for the Royals.

Starting Pitchers: Singer has been inconsistent, struggling with command issues.

Projected Starting Lineups

 

# Tampa Bay Rays Kansas City Royals
1 Randy Arozarena Bobby Witt Jr.
2 Wander Franco Salvador Perez
3 Brandon Lowe Andrew Benintendi
4 Yandy Diaz Carlos Santana
5 Manuel Margot Whit Merrifield
6 Kevin Kiermaier Hunter Dozier
7 Mike Zunino Michael A. Taylor
8 Vidal Brujan Nicky Lopez
9 Shane McClanahan Brady Singer

 

Betting Trends

 

  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games.

 

Recent Games

 

Team Opponent Score W/L
Rays Blue Jays 5-3 W
Rays Orioles 2-4 L
Rays Orioles 7-1 W
Royals White Sox 3-4 L
Royals Tigers 6-2 W

 

Team Rankings

 

Team Hitting Starting Pitching Relief Pitching Fielding
Rays 6th 7th 9th 8th
Royals 21st 23rd 26th 24th

 

Significant Betting Stats

 

  • Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in their last 7 home games.
  • Kansas City is 3-7 SU in their last 10 road games.
  • Shane McClanahan has a 2.90 ERA at home this season.
  • Brady Singer has a 4.80 ERA in night games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the last 8 meetings between these teams.
  • Tampa Bay's bullpen has a 3.40 ERA in the last 10 games.
  • Kansas City has scored 3.2 runs per game over their last 5 games.
  • Tampa Bay averages 5.0 runs per game at home.
  • Kansas City is 1-5 in Singer's last 6 starts.
  • Tampa Bay is 7-2 in McClanahan's last 9 starts.

 

Prediction

 

With McClanahan on the mound for the Rays and Singer having potential despite his struggles, this game is likely to stay under 9.5 runs. Both teams have shown tendencies towards lower-scoring games recently.

Pick: Under 9.5 runs
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