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Moneyline Favors Boston Red Sox in MLB Battle with Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals battle the visiting Boston Red Sox on Wednesday in MLB betting odds action at Kauffman Stadium.

David Price gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday; he's on the season. The Kansas City Royals, meanwhile, will counter with Edinson Volquez, who will be looking to improve on his mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Kansas City Royals in this matchup found them as 126 underdogs on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Red Sox to win this game 5.9-4.5. 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

19-19 Kansas City battles the Red Sox, currently with a 24-15 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Boston injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 27 (Kansas City Royals) and the No. 2 (Boston Red Sox) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Kansas City Royals No. 26-rated offense, averaging 3.66 runs per game, against a Boston Red Sox defense that ranks No. 19 at 4.56 in runs allowed per game. The Kansas City Royals have averaged 8.66 hits per game so far, less than Boston Red Sox batters have averaged on the year (10.59 hits 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 7-2-1 SU in its last 10 games
  • Boston is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Boston is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
  • Kansas City is 7-13-1 SU in its last 21 games
  • Kansas City is 18-6-1 SU in its last 25 games at home
  • Kansas City is 5-10-1 SU in its last 16 games when playing Boston
  • Kansas City is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Boston

Next Betting Matchups

Boston home to Cleveland, Friday, May 20th
Kansas City at Chicago, Friday, May 20th