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Baseball bettors look for value at Fenway Park on Sunday as host Boston battles the Kansas City Royals in baseball odds action.
Ervin Santana gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Royals on this day; he's 1-1 on the season. The Red Sox, meanwhile, will counter with Ryan Dempster, who will be looking to improve on his 0-1 mark.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Red Sox as -144 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
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:
On offense, it's a battle between Boston and its American League No. 4-rated batting order, averaging 4.9 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 11 lineup of the Royals at 3.9 runs per outing.
Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the American League's No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 3.7 runs per game on the highway. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.
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.
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 3-7
After a win are 7-3
A few Royals at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games at home
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Kansas City at Boston, Sunday, April 21