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Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

Boston Red Sox


Kansas City Royals
Sunday, September 14, 2014 2:10 PM ET
Kauffman Stadium

Kauffman Stadium hosts an MLB battle between the Kansas City Royals and the visiting Boston Red Sox on Sunday.

Joe Kelly gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Boston Red Sox on this Sunday; he's 3-4 on the season. The Kansas City Royals, meanwhile, will counter with Jason Vargas, who will be looking to improve on his 11-8 mark.

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

The visiting Boston Red Sox were 142 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under betting.

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Computer Prediction: Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Royals to win this game 4.1-3.2. 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

The Kansas City Royals bring a 81-66 record to the battle against the 65-84 Red Sox. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Boston injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 16-rated Kansas City Royals and the league No. 26-ranked Boston Red Sox, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Kansas City Royals No. 16-ranked scoring average of 4.01 runs per game, against a Boston Red Sox offense rated No. 24 and scoring 3.84 runs per game. The Royals have averaged 8.9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Red Sox hitters have managed (8.32 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Kansas City has the No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Red Sox own the No. 24 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Red Sox were a 7-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at -140 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors. The Red Sox endured a 7-1 loss at the hands of the Royals on Saturday, with Rubby De La Rosa throwing 4 innings of 6-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Trends

Boston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Boston's last 23 games on the road
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Kansas City's last 14 games
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Boston at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, September 16th
Kansas City home to Chicago, Monday, September 15th