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MLB Prop Bets: Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays – August 19, 2022

MLB Prop Bets: Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays - August 19, 2022
2022-08-19 19:10:00 EDT

The Kansas City Royals (48-72) face the Tampa Bay Rays (63-54) at Tropicana Field on Friday at 7:10pm (ET). Let’s take a look at the MLB Prop Bets for the matchup. Brady Singer is the probable pitcher for the Royals, while Shane McClanahan is the probable pitcher for the Rays. The Rays are favored to win at -200, while the Royals are at +170. The total runs line is set at 6.5, with OVER at -110 and UNDER at -110.

  • The Royals (-136) have a 54-66 Run Line record this season, while the Rays (+115) hold a record of 56-61.
  • The Royals have a 60-58-2 O/U record this season (meaning 60 games have gone over the total runs line, 58 have gone under and two have resulted in a push). The Rays have a 54-54-9 O/U record.

Scoring Insights

  • The Royals are averaging 3.8 runs per game this season (25th in the league). Comparatively, the Rays are averaging 4.1 (22nd).
  • In the field, the Royals are allowing a whopping 5.1 runs per game this season (27th in the league), while the Rays are allowing an average of 3.9 runs (5th).

Let’s take a look at how these teams perform in some other key statistical areas.

Batting Insights:

Batting Average

  • Looking at their batting averages this season, the Royals are at .245 (ranking 14th in the Major leagues), while the Rays are batting .238 (20th).

Home Runs

  • In terms of total home runs this season, the Rays have hit 106 (T22nd in the Major Leagues). Meanwhile, the Royals have managed 101 (27th).

Runs Batted In

  • Finally, looking at their runs batted in, the Royals have recorded 441 RBIs to rank 24th in the MLB this season. Comparatively, the Rays have recorded 461 RBIs to rank 22nd.

Pitching Insights:

Earned Run Average

  • The Rays have one of the strongest earned run averages this season, sitting at 3.41 (4th in the Majors), while the Royals are at the opposite end of the scale with an ERA of 4.68 (27th).

Strikeouts

  • Turning our attention to total strikeouts, the Royals have recorded 883 this season, ranking 25th in the MLB. Meanwhile, the Rays rank 15th for total strikeouts, recording 1004.

Opponent Batting Average

  • Opponents are batting an average of only .233 against the Rays this season (6th in the Major Leagues). Alternatively, the Royals’ opponents are at .268 (28th).

First Innings Moneyline

  • Total Home Road Favorite Underdog Neutral Last 10
  • Royals 27-31-62 12-12-39 15-19-23 2-5-16 25-26-46 0-0-0 2-3-5
  • Rays 30-26-61 17-13-28 13-13-33 21-16-40 9-10-21 0-0-0 3-3-4

Lead After Three Innings

  • Total Home Road Favorite Underdog Neutral Last 10
  • Royals 41-43-36 23-22-18 18-21-18 7-7-9 34-36-27 0-0-0 4-5-1
  • Rays 44-31-42 25-14-19 19-17-23 32-21-24 12-10-18 0-0-0 5-2-3

NRFI/YRFI

  • The NRFI is 60-60 in Royals games this season. The Rays have a 60-57 NRFI record.

Last Time They Met

The Rays recorded an upset 7-1 victory over the Royals at Tropicana Field yesterday. Yandy Diaz was unstoppable in that matchup, hitting a home run, a double and recording 3 RBIs. The Rays have now won three straight at Tropicana Field against the Royals.


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