Kansas City Royals at Tampa Bay Rays: 8/18/22 MLB Picks and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (62-53) vs Kansas City Royals (48-71)
Game Info: Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
Shane McClanahan (11-5) (2.28) vs () ()
Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Rays / Kansas City Royals --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Kansas City Royals will visit the Tampa Bay Rays in the first game of their series in the American League East versus American League Central from Tropicana Field on Thursday night. The weather is expected to be very humid with a 18% chance of rain and 13.2 miles per hour winds.
The Kansas City Royals are coming off of a 4 run loss against the Cincinnati Reds in their last game. The series ended at 3-0 in a sweep in favor of the Cincinnati Reds.
Daniel Lynch got the start for the Kansas City Royals. He has a 4.52 ERA, with 91 strikes and a 1.47 whip. He allowed four runs in six innings in the loss before calling it a night.
Kansas City Royals right-hander, Brad Keller will be the starter for this one. He has a 4.93 ERA with 83 strikes and a 1.43 whip.
The Tampa Bay Rays are coming off of a 4 run win against the New York Yankees in their last game. The series is at 1-0 in favor of the Tampa Bay Rays going into game 2.
Corey Kluber got the start for the Tampa Bay Rays. He has a 4.33 ERA, with 111 strikes and a 1.17 whip. He allowed two runs and four hits in six innings in the loss.
The Tampa Bay Rays did not announce a starter.
The total has gone over in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games at home and in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games against an opponent in the American League East Division division.
The Kansas City Royals are 1-5 straight up in their last 6 games and are 7-13 straight up in their last 20 games against Tampa Bay. The Kansas City Royals are 0-5 straight up in their last 5 games on the road. The Tampa Bay Rays are 4-1 straight up in their last 5 games. The Tampa Bay Rays are 8-2 in their last 10 games when playing at home against Kansas City and are 8-3 in their last 11 games against an opponent in the American League.
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