Kansas City Royals vs. Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, Odds, MLB Picks [5/24/2024]

Kansas City Royals vs. Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, Odds, MLB Picks [5/24/2024]

The Tampa Bay Rays will take on the Kansas City Royals in MLB action at Tropicana Field on Friday, beginning at 6:50PM ET.

The Rays will have Shawn Armstrong (1-1, 4.03 ERA) as their starting pitcher, while the Royals have opted for Seth Lugo (7-1, 1.79 ERA).

Dimers.com's in-depth preview of Friday's Royals vs. Rays matchup includes our prediction, picks and the latest betting odds.

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Royals vs. Rays Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Run Line

We have used trusted machine learning and data analysis to simulate the result of Friday's MLB matchup between the Royals and Rays 10,000 times, in keeping with our coverage of MLB picks.

Our famous predictive analytics model can't split the two teams, giving both the Royals and Rays a 50% chance of winning the game.

According to our model, the Rays (+1.5) have a 63% chance of covering the run line, while the 8-run over/under has an equal 50-50 chance of hitting.

Royals vs. Rays Odds [5/24/2024]

We have researched the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Royals Rays
Run Line -1.5 (+140) +1.5 (-164)
Moneyline -118 +100
Total o8 (-110) u8 (-106)

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

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Royals vs. Rays Game Information

Friday's MLB action between the Rays and Royals at Tropicana Field is scheduled to begin at 6:50PM ET.


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We predict a close game between the Royals and Rays on Friday, with each team having a 50% chance of winning..

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