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Boston Red Sox vs. Kansas City Royals

The Boston Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Kauffman Stadium.

Jake Peavy will be the starting pitcher for the Red Sox on this day. Righthander Peavy is 9-4 this season with a 4.14 ERA.

Peavy's opponent in this one will be Ervin Santana. The Royals righthander has a 2.97 ERA to go along with a 8-6 record this season.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 5-1 loser as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at +101 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Kansas City has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Boston: 70-47 SU
Kansas City: 59-53 SU

Boston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 3-7
After a loss are 8-2

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Boston is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
Kansas City is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games
Kansas City is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Kansas City home to Boston, Saturday, August 10