Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays 8/21/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays 8/21/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Kansas City Royals will go against the Tampa Bay Rays in MLB action in Tropicana Field, FL, on Sunday, August 21, 2022, at 1:40 PM ET.


This road trip is difficult for the Royals. They lost both matches of this series after being swept in Minnesota. As of Saturday, the bats scored zero or just one run in three of their previous four matches.


In their last 10 matches, they went 3-7. The Royals are averaging 3.83 runs on average per game, which places them 25th nationwide. With a 4.66 team ERA, the pitching staff ranks 28th in the major leagues.


For the 21st time this season, the Royals will choose Zack Greinke to start. Greinke threw 6 innings against the Twins last time out, giving up three runs (one earned), but he lost and is now 4-8 for the year.


The veteran right-hander was productive recently, recording a 2.65 ERA this month. For the season, he pitched 104.2 innings and had a 4.13 ERA and 1.35 WHIP. Greinke pitched 96.1 innings against the Rays and has a 4-6 record and 3.36 ERA.


  • The Kansas City Royals are 1-5 SU in their previous 6 matches. 
  • Kansas City is 1-7 SU in their last 8 outings on the road. 
  • The Royals are 1-4 SU in their last 5 matches on the road against Tampa Bay.

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Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays Predictions 8/21/2022


In late August, Tampa Bay was adept at winning. Since there is little room for error in the AL Wildcard standings, they already won six of their last eight matches, and each of those games is crucial.


The pitching helped the Rays win three straight series. The Rays rank 23rd overall with 4.13 runs per game this season. The team’s ERA of 3.39 ranks fourth in the Major Leagues thanks to recent strong pitching.


Ryan Yarbrough will be on the hill for the Rays’ series finale. In his last start against the Yankees, Yarbrough threw four scoreless innings and won his first victory, improving his record to 1-7.


Although uneven, the seasoned left-hander was reliable lately. In 60.2 innings pitched, he has a poor 4.75 ERA and 1.32 WHIP.


Yarbrough has a 5.30 ERA in 18.2 career innings versus the Royals and gave up 3 runs in four innings against them last month.


  • The Tampa Bay Rays are 6-2 SU in their last 8 matches. 
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in their previous 5 games at home. 
  • The Rays are 4-1 SU in their last 5 matches at home against Kansas City.

Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays. The MLB pick for this game is the Tampa Bay Rays. The Royals lost seven of their last nine matches as they continue to struggle.


The Rays won six of their past eight games, including series victories against the Orioles and Yankees. They are on a roll. Amazing pitching was displayed.


In each of the three games of this series, they held the Royals to three runs or less. Additionally, Zack Greinke, the Royals’ starting pitcher, is a different pitcher when he travels. In his 10 road starts, the veteran has a terrible 6.48 ERA with a 0-6 record.


Ryan Yarbrough, the Rays’ starting pitcher, was productive recently, allowing only five runs in his past 16.1 innings of work. The Tampa Bay Rays will win to a predicted score of 7-5.


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Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays 8/21/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 1:40 PM ET


Location: Tropicana Field, FL


Date: Sunday, August 21, 2022




MLB Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -165


MLB Totals: 9.5


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