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Kansas City Royals Host Boston Red Sox in MLB Baseball Betting Action

Boston Red Sox


Kansas City Royals
Thursday, September 11, 2014 8:10 PM ET
Kauffman Stadium

The visiting Boston Red Sox hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to pick up a win at Kauffman Stadium against the Kansas City Royals.

Boston puts its faith in starter Clay Buchholz to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 7-8. Getting the ball for the Kansas City Royals is Liam Hendriks, who owns a 1-1 record on the season with a 4.81 ERA.

Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Kansas City Royals as -128 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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Computer Prediction: Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.2-3.5 win for the Royals on Thursday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4.2-3.5 result in favor of the Royals today. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

80-64 Kansas City battles the Red Sox, currently with a 63-83 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. 16 (Kansas City Royals) and the No. 26 (Boston Red Sox) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals Stats Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Boston Red Sox rank No. 23 at 8.34 hits per game. That compares with the Kansas City Royals No. 6 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Kansas City has the No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Red Sox own the No. 24 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Boston lost its last outing, a 10-6 result against the Orioles on September 10. Bettors who backed the Orioles at -137 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (16) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Boston suffered a 10-6 loss against Baltimore on Wednesday, as Brandon Workman wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Fenway Park.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 3-0 winner on the road against the Tigers. Bettors on Kansas City at +102 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Kansas City threw a shutout at Detroit in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by James Shields to defeat Detroit 3-0 on Wednesday.

Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Trends

Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Boston's last 20 games on the road
Kansas City is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Kansas City's last 11 games
Kansas City is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home

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