15* AL Tuesday Undervalued Underdog on Tampa Bay Rays +109
Tampa Bay vs. Kansas City,
06/26/2012 20:10 EDT,
Score: 2 - 8
Money Line: +109 Tampa Bay
The Tampa Bay Rays should not be an underdog to the lowly Kansas City Royals tonight. A big reason for this value is Tampa starter Chris Archer, who many bettors are unfamiliar with. This guy is the real deal and has a bright future in the big leagues.
Archer had 90 strikeouts over 76 2/3 innings in the minors this year before getting called up by the Rays this month. He was solid in his first start at Washington, allowing just one earned run and four base runners over 6 innings while striking out seven batters.
Bruce Chen is getting too much love from oddsmakers tonight. Chen is 6-6 with a 4.81 ERA in 15 starts this season, including 1-1 with a 7.29 ERA over his last three.
The Royals are 2-8 against the money line as a home favorite of -110 or higher this season. The Rays are 61-30 in their last 91 vs. a team with a losing record. The Royals are 0-4 in Chen's last 4 home starts vs. a team with a winning record. The Rays are 35-16 in their last 51 meetings with Kansas City. Roll with the Rays Tuesday.