Kansas City Royals at Tampa Bay Rays - 8/19/22 MLB Picks and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (63-54) vs Kansas City Royals (48-72)
Game Info: Friday, August 19, 2022 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
Shane McClanahan (11-5) (2.28) vs Brady Singer (6-4) (3.29)
Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -215 / Kansas City Royals +175 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Kansas City Royals will play the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 2 of their series at Tropicana Field on Friday night.
The Kansas City Royals are 48-72 this season and have lost four games in a row. Kansas City lost Game 1 of this series by a score of 7-1 on Thursday night. The Kansas City pitching staff has a 4.68 ERA, a 1.47 WHIP, and a .268 opponent batting average this season. The Royals offense has scored 460 runs with a .245 batting average and a .307 on base percentage. Bobby Witt is batting .249 with 15 home runs and 57 RBI’s for the Royals this season. The projected starter for Kansas City is Brady Singer, who is 6-4 with a 3.29 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP over 104 innings pitched this season.
The Tampa Bay Rays are 63-54 this season and have won five of their last six games. Prior to winning Game 1 of this series, Tampa Bay won two out of the three games played in their series against the Yankees. The Tampa Bay pitching staff has a 3.41 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP, and a .233 opponent batting average. The Rays offense has scored 485 runs with a .238 batting average and a .307 on base percentage this year. Randy Arozarena is batting .255 with 16 home runs and 62 RBI’s for the Rays this season. The projected starter for Tampa Bay is Shane McClanahan, who is 11-5 with a 2.28 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP over 134.1 innings pitched this season.
Kansas City is 19-39 in their last 58 road games and 0-4 in their last 4 games. The over is 5-0 in Kansas City’s last 5 Friday games. Tampa Bay is 5-1 in their last 6 games and 5-1 in their last 6 game two’s of a series. The over is 3-1-1 in Tampa Bay’s last 5 Friday games. Kansas City is 7-18 in these two teams last 25 head to head meetings.
Tampa Bay comes into this game holding onto a playoff berth, but does not have much margin for error. The Rays will turn to Shane McClanahan, who has allowed 11 runs over his last 16.2 innings pitched. For the Royals, Brady Singer has allowed five runs over his last 16.1 innings of work. Singer has been very good in his last four starts and I think he is going to give the Royals a good chance to win this game.
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