Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction MLB Picks 5/25/24

Tampa Bay Rays (25-27) vs Kansas City Royals (33-19)

Game Info: Saturday, May 25, 2024 at 4:10 pm (Tropicana Field)

Aaron Civale (2-4) (5.92) vs Brady Singer (4-2) (2.70)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -120 / Kansas City Royals +100 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays prediction for this MLB game on Saturday, May 25th at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. To formulate this prediction for game two in the series, we will examine:

  • The Royals recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Rays recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Kansas City
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Tampa Bay
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Kansas City and Tampa Bay
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Kansas City and Tampa Bay

Royals Continue to Win 

The Kansas City Royals are 33-19 this year and they have won seven games in a row. Kansas City won game one in this series by a score of 8-1 on Friday night. Prior to this series, the Royals swept the Tigers in three games, swept the Athletics in three games, and lost two out of three against the Mariners. Kansas City has won 12 of their last 15 games and they are second in the AL Central behind Cleveland. 

The Kansas City pitching staff has a 3.36 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP, and a .235 opponent batting average. The Royals offense has scored 255 runs with a .252 batting average and a .313 on base percentage. Bobby Witt is batting .305 with eight home runs and 34 RBI’s for the Royals this season. Kansas City is fourth in the MLB in runs scored this year and they have scored at least eight runs in five straight games. 

Rays Have Lost Five Straight 

The Tampa Bay Rays are 25-27 this season and they have lost five games in a row. Tampa Bay dropped game one in this series, scoring their lone run in the first inning. Prior to this series, the Rays were swept in three games by Boston, won two out of three against Toronto, and won three out of four against Boston. Tampa Bay is 5-6 in their last 11 games and they are fourth in the AL East behind the Yankees, Orioles, and Red Sox. 

The Tampa Bay pitching staff has a 4.45 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a .244 opponent batting average. The Rays offense has scored 206 runs with a .237 batting average and a .308 on base percentage. Yandy Diaz is batting .255 with four home runs and 25 RBI’s for the Rays this season. Tampa Bay is 23rd in team ERA this season and they have allowed at least five runs in five straight games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Kansas City is Brady Singer, who is 4-2 with a 2.70 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP over 56.2 innings pitched this year. Singer has allowed one earned run in four of his last five starts, but did allow four earned runs and nine hits against Seattle in his last road start. The projected starting pitcher for Tampa Bay is Aaron Civale, who is 2-4 with a 5.92 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP over 51.2 innings pitched this season. Civale has allowed at least four earned runs in three of his last five starts, while also allowing at least five hits in all five outings. 

Why the Kansas City Royals will win

The Royals have won each of their last seven games against American League opponents.The Rays have lost seven of their last eight home games.The Royals have covered the run line in each of their last seven games.The Rays have failed to cover the run line in seven of their last eight home games.

Total Runs Facts

Each of the Royals' last five games have gone OVER the total runs line.Four of the last five games between the Royals and Rays at Tropicana Field have gone OVER the total runs line.The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Rays' last three day games against AL Central opponents.

Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction 

Kansas City comes into this game on a seven game winning streak and their offense is red hot right now. The Royals have scored at least eight runs in five straight games and they will face Civale, who has been extremely inconsistent on the mound. Tampa Bay is trying to snap a losing streak, but they will face Brady Singer, who has been dominant in four of his last five outings. The Royals are the better team in this matchup and they have the better starting pitcher. My Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays prediction is for the Royals to get another win. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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