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Bats Come Out When BoSox Meet Royals

Pitchers have not exactly loved taking to the mound when the Boston Red Sox and Kansas City Royals clash. The OVER has gone 7-1-1 in the past nine meetings between the two clubs with an average combined score of 10.3 runs per game.

Shark Bites
  • The Red Sox have won 10 of the past 14 games against the Royals.
  • The UNDER is 12-4 in the Royals' past 16 games with a closing total of 8.0 or more.
  • The Red Sox have hit at least one home run in 17 consecutive games.

Rick Porcello – who will take to the bump Tuesday – has been the Red Sox' most reliable pitcher this season. Porcello has pitched at least 6.0 innings in each of his seven starts this season while posting a 3.11 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP. The Sox have also given Porcello plenty of run support, as the team has averaged 6.3 runs per game when the righty starts.

The Royals have yet to lose a game at Kauffman Stadium this season when Yordano Ventura gets the start. Ventura has a 2.65 ERA while allowing batters to hit just .177 at home this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Boston Red Sox listed as favorites of -134 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 7.3-3.8 result in favor of the Red Sox. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Kansas City (18-19) will face the 24-14 Red Sox in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Boston injuries news.

This game puts the Kansas City Royals, most recently No. 27 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Boston Red Sox, who rate a No. 2 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Kansas City Royals and its No. 28-rated batting order, averaging 3.54 runs per nine innings, against the No. 1 line up of the Boston Red Sox at 6.03 runs per outing.

Defensively, Boston features the No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.94 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 at home, scoring 3.76 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston rolled to a 10-9 win against Houston on Sunday, as S O'Sullivan and the Red Sox' bats led the team to victory at Fenway Park.

Kansas City needed extra innings to get the job done against the Braves on Sunday as the Royals defeated them 4-2 at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 7-1-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • Boston is 10-4-1 SU in its last 15 games when playing Kansas City
  • Kansas City is 6-13-1 SU in its last 20 games
  • Kansas City is 18-6-1 SU in its last 25 games at home
  • Kansas City is 4-10-1 SU in its last 15 games when playing Boston
  • Kansas City is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Boston

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Kansas City, Wednesday, May 18th