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Boston favored by -145 against Kansas City on Sunday

Kansas City RoyalsBoston Red Sox
Aug 26, 1:35 PM | GrassFenway Park

Kansas City Royals vs Boston Red Sox Odds

56-69TEAM RECORD60-67

Boston will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the Kansas City Royals pay a visit to Fenway Park.

For the Red Sox, Felix Doubront gets the ball, charged with keeping the Royals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Will Smith, 4-5 on the year.

View Kansas City vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Red Sox as -145 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 9.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 6-rated Royals taking on the American League's No. 8-rated Red Sox in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Boston's American League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 4.9 runs per game, against a Royals offense rated No. 11 and scoring 4.2 runs per game in the league. The Red Sox have averaged 9.4 hits per game to date this season, more than the Royals hitters have managed (9.2 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the American League's No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 4.3 runs per game on the highway. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

The Royals were a 10-9 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (19) was good news for OVER bettors. Kansas City needed extra innings to get the job done against the Red Sox on Saturday as the Royals defeated them 10-9 at Fenway Park.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Boston are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

A few Royals at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Kansas City's last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
Kansas City is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Boston
Kansas City is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games at home
Boston is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Boston is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Kansas City at Boston, Monday, August 27