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Kansas City Royals vs Boston Red Sox Odds
The Boston Red Sox will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Kansas City Royals invade Fenway Park on Sunday.
For the Red Sox, Allen Webster gets the ball, charged with keeping the Royals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Jeremy Guthrie, 2-0 on the year.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 3-ranked Red Sox and the American League No. 6-rated Royals in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Boston owns the No. 7 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.7 per game. By contrast, the Royals are rated No. 4 in the same category at 9.1 per game.
Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.7 runs per game. Boston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the American League at home, scoring 3.4 runs per game.
Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -139 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Kansas City looks to rebound from a loss to the Red Sox, who beat them 4-3 on Saturday behind a start from Clay Buchholz at Fenway Park.
A few Royals at Red Sox trends to consider:
Kansas City is 2-4-1 SU in its last 7 games ,
Kansas City is 5-12-1 SU in its last 18 games ,on the road
Kansas City is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games ,when playing Boston
Kansas City is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games ,when playing on the road against Boston
Boston7-0-1 SU in its last 8 games
Boston4-0-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Boston15-6-1 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Boston4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Kansas City at Detroit, Tuesday, April 23
Boston home to Oakland, Monday, April 22