MLB Prop Bets: Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays – August 21, 2022

MLB Prop Bets: Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays - August 21, 2022
2022-08-21 13:40:00 EDT

The Kansas City Royals (49-72) face the Tampa Bay Rays (63-55) at Tropicana Field on Sunday at 1:40pm (ET). Let’s take a look at the MLB Prop Bets for the matchup. Zack Greinke is the probable pitcher for the Royals, while the Rays’ probable pitcher remains unclear.

  • The Royals have a 60-59-2 O/U record this season (meaning 60 games have gone over the total runs line, 59 have gone under and two have resulted in a push). The Rays have a 54-55-9 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 (23rd).
  • In the field, the Royals are allowing a whopping 5.0 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 .244 (ranking 15th in the Major leagues), while the Rays are batting .237 (21st).

Home Runs

  • In terms of total home runs this season, the Rays have hit 106 (24th in the Major Leagues). Meanwhile, the Royals have managed 102 (T26th).

Runs Batted In

  • Finally, looking at their runs batted in, the Royals have recorded 444 RBIs to rank 24th in the MLB this season. Comparatively, the Rays have recorded 463 RBIs to rank 23rd.

Pitching Insights:

Earned Run Average

  • The Rays have one of the strongest earned run averages this season, sitting at 3.39 (4th in the Majors), while the Royals are at the opposite end of the scale with an ERA of 4.66 (27th).


  • Turning our attention to total strikeouts, the Royals have recorded 895 this season, ranking 25th in the MLB. Meanwhile, the Rays rank 15th for total strikeouts, recording 1015.

Opponent Batting Average

  • Opponents are batting an average of only .232 against the Rays this season (6th in the Major Leagues). Alternatively, the Royals’ opponents are at .267 (28th).

First Innings Moneyline

  • Total Home Road Favorite Underdog Neutral Last 10
  • Royals 27-31-63 12-12-39 15-19-24 2-5-16 25-26-47 0-0-0 2-3-5
  • Rays 30-26-62 17-13-29 13-13-33 21-16-41 9-10-21 0-0-0 3-3-4

Lead After Three Innings

  • Total Home Road Favorite Underdog Neutral Last 10
  • Royals 42-43-36 23-22-18 19-21-18 7-7-9 35-36-27 0-0-0 5-4-1
  • Rays 44-32-42 25-15-19 19-17-23 32-22-24 12-10-18 0-0-0 5-3-2


  • The NRFI is 61-60 in Royals games this season. The Rays have a 61-57 NRFI record.

Last Time They Met

The Rays recorded an upset 5-2 victory over the Royals at Tropicana Field yesterday. Yandy Diaz went yard en route to that victory, hitting a home run to go with an RBI.

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