The Boston Red Sox own the best offense in the major leagues, and they’ll try to put it to good use against the Kansas City Royals in Sunday’s MLB action.
- The Royals are 7-2 in their last 9 road games.
- The UNDER is 7-0 in Rodriguez’s last 7 starts.
- The Royals are 5-0 in Ventura’s last 5 starts.
Yordano Ventura and Eduardo Rodriguez are the probable starters. Ventura (9-9, 4.27 ERA) is 3-0 with a 1.73 ERA in his last four starts. The Dominican Republic native earned a win against Boston on May 17, surrendering four runs and seven his in 5 2/3 innings.
Rodriguez (2-5, 5.11) is making his first start since leaving a no-hitter after four innings at Baltimore on August 16 with a left hamstring injury. Rodriguez faced K.C. twice in his 2015 rookie campaign and went 1-0 while allowing a total of three earned runs in 12 1/3 innings.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Kansas City Royals listed as underdogs of 131 at most sportsbooks, including Bodog. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.
Odds – Shark
prediction models pick the Red Sox to win this game 5.6-2.4. 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 72-57 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 67-62 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Kansas City injuries news.
This game puts the Boston Red Sox, most recently No. 1 in Odds – Shark
MLB Power Rankings, up against the Kansas City Royals, who rate a No. 2 in the latest survey.
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Kansas City Royals rank No. 8 at 8.94 hits per game. That compares with the Boston Red Sox No. 1 ranking in that category.
Kansas City brings the No. 8-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Red Sox’s No. 17-ranked defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Kansas City looks to rebound from a loss to the Red Sox, who beat them 8-3 on Saturday behind a start from D Price at Fenway Park.
- Kansas City is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
- Kansas City is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 6 games
- Kansas City is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
- Boston is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games
- Boston is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
- Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Kansas City home to New York, Monday, August 29th
Boston home to Tampa Bay, Monday, August 29th