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Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals in MLB Betting Odds

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Kansas City and Boston on Wednesday, with the host Royals trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

The Kansas City Royals will rely on Ian Kennedy to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Steven Wright will be his counterpart for the Boston Red Sox. Ian Kennedy is 4-3 this season, and Steven Wright is 3-3.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Boston Red Sox were -103 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.9-4.5 win for 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

The Kansas City Royals bring a 19-19 record to the battle against the 24-15 Red Sox. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Boston injuries news.

The Kansas City Royals sit at No. 27 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Boston Red Sox sit at No. 2 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Kansas City owns the No. 13 ranking for hits at 8.66 per game. By contrast, the Boston Red Sox are rated No. 1 in the same category at 10.59 per game.

Defensively, Boston features the No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.18 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston looks to rebound from a loss to the Royals, who beat them 8-4 on Tuesday behind a start from Y Ventura at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Boston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
  • Boston is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing Kansas City
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Boston's last 10 games when playing Kansas City
  • Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Kansas City's last 13 games
  • Kansas City is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Kansas City's last 18 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Kansas City, Wednesday, May 18th