Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals Prediction MLB Picks 7/2/24

Kansas City Royals (46-39) vs Tampa Bay Rays (41-42)

Game Info: Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at 8:10 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)

Brady Singer (4-4) (3.12) vs Zack Littell (2-5) (3.86)

Betting Odds: Kansas City Royals -120 / Tampa Bay Rays +102 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Tampa Bay Rays and the Kansas City Royals meet Tuesday in MLB action from Kauffman Stadium. Here’s a Tampa Bay Rays vs Kansas City Royals prediction. This will be the first installment in a three-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The Tampa Bay Rays recent form and player performance

• The Kansas City Royals recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Tampa Bay Rays

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Kansas City Royals

• Recent betting trends in games played between the Rays and Royals

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Rays vs Royals game

Tampa Bay Rays Betting Preview

Over the weekend, the Rays played a series versus the Washington Nationals. Tampa Bay took a 3-1 win in Friday’s opener, then lost 8-1 in game two. In the Sunday rubber match the Rays ended up winning in a shutout 5-0. Taj Bradley put up 5.2 innings as a starter with three hits, two walks and 11 Ks.

For the starter gig in the Tuesday game, the Rays will go with Zack Littell. So far Littell is 2-5 with a 4.17 ERA in 16 starts. In his MLB career Littell is 18-16 with a 4.11 ERA in 189 games (34 starts).

Kansas City Royals Betting Preview

Over on the Royals’ side, they took on the Cleveland Guardians in their last series. Kansas City managed wins in the first two installments of that set 2-1 and 10-3, then fell 7-2 in game three. On Sunday the Royals posted 11 team hits in a 6-2 win. Seth Lugo had 6.0 clean frames in the start with 10 strikeouts.

In the starting role Tuesday the Royals will send out Brady Singer. On the year Singer is 4-4 with a 3.12 ERA in 16 starts. Over his MLB career Singer is 31-35 with a 4.28 ERA in 111 games (108 starts).

Total Runs Facts

  • Seven of the Royals' last nine home games against AL East opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.
  • The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Royals' last three games.

Kansas City Royals Player Prop Facts

  • Bobby Witt Jr. has recorded a Double in three of the Royals' last four home games against AL East opponents.
  • Hunter Renfroe has scored a run in four of his five previous home appearances against the Rays after not playing the previous day.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has recorded at least one hit in each of the Royals' last nine games against the Rays.
  • Salvador Perez has recorded at least one Single in each of his last four home appearances against the Rays.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has recorded at least one total base in each of the Royals' last nine games against the Rays.
  • Vinnie Pasquantino has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Royals' last nine games at Kauffman Stadium.
  • Bobby Witt Jr. has hit a home run in two of the Royals' last three home games against the Rays.
  • Brady Singer has recorded five or more strikeouts in five of his last six home appearances.

Tampa Bay Rays Player Prop Facts

  • Amed Rosario has recorded at least one Single in each of his six previous road appearances against the Royals after not playing the previous day.
  • Yandy Diaz has recorded at least one total base in each of the Rays' last 13 games against AL opponents.
  • Yandy Diaz has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Rays' last five games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Yandy Diaz has recorded at least one hit in each of the Rays' last 13 games against AL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Brandon Lowe has hit a home run in each of the Rays' last two games at Kauffman Stadium against AL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Jose Siri has scored at least one run in each of the Rays' last four night games.

Tampa Bay Rays vs Kanas City Royals Prediction

I’ll try the Royals here. Singer has been pitching well over his last two outings. In that pair he’s got just two earned runs on eight hits and three walks in 12.1 innings total. As for Littell, he’s been decent over his last two as well on four earned in 10.0 innings from nine hits and three walks.

The bad news for the Royals is that they’ve posted two or fewer runs in three of the last six games (losing two of those three). The good news is that they’ve scored five or more in the other three of those six (winning all three). A good offensive performance should put the Royals in a winning position Tuesday.

Andrew’s Pick Kansas City Royals -120

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