The Kansas City Royals and Boston Red Sox are in the thick of things in the American League playoff hunt, and a win on Saturday could go a long way to bolstering their playoff chances.
- The Red Sox are 2-5 in Price’s last 7 starts on grass.
- The Royals are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
- The OVER is 5-0 in Price’s last 5 starts.
Danny Duffy and David Price will get the ball for the Royals and Red Sox, respectively. Duffy (11-1, 2.66 ERA) has won five consecutive starts and 10 straight decisions for the surging Royals dating back to his last loss on June 6. Despite this torrid stretch, Duffy has never beaten Boston, going 0-3 with a 5.61 ERA in three career starts against them.
Price (12-8, 4.00) has won three straight games after suffering through a five-start winless stretch. Price turned in one of his best starts in a Red Sox uniform against Tampa Bay in his last outing, blanking the Rays and surrendering just two hits over eight innings while striking out eight and walking two.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Kansas City Royals before the first pitch in this match found them as 149 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bodog. They saw the over/under total of 8 earlier at TopBet.
Odds – Shark
computer prediction formulas pick a 4.1-3.9 win for the Royals on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Kansas City Royals vs Boston Red Sox Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Boston Red Sox sport a record of 71-57 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 67-61 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Kansas City injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 1 (Boston Red Sox) and the No. 2 (Kansas City Royals) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Kansas City Royals rank No. 7 at 8.96 hits per game. That compares with the Boston Red Sox No. 1 ranking in that category.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Boston has the No. 18-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the No. 8 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Kansas City got the job done in their last match in a 6-3 victory over Boston on Friday at Fenway Park behind starter I Kennedy.
- Kansas City is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games
- Kansas City is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 5 games
- Kansas City is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
- Boston is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
- Boston is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
- Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games
Next Betting Matchups
Kansas City at Boston, Sunday, August 28th