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Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals Betting Preview

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July 27, 7:10 PM | GrassFenway Park

Kansas City Royals vs Boston Red Sox Odds

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The Boston Red Sox look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Royals arrive at Fenway Park on Wednesday.

The Red Sox will rely on John Lackey to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Bruce Chen will be his counterpart for the Royals. John Lackey is 8-8 this season, and Bruce Chen is 5-3.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Red Sox as -190 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 10.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 2-ranked Red Sox and the American League No. 10-rated Royals in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Boston and its American League No. 1-rated batting order, averaging 5.5 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 6 lineup of the Royals at 4.4 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Boston has the American League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the American League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 13-9 loser on the road against the Red Sox. Bettors on Boston at -155 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (22) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Kansas City looks to rebound from a loss to the Red Sox, who beat them 13-9 on Tuesday behind a start from Andrew Miller at Fenway Park.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Boston are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Royals at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas City's last 11 games
Kansas City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Kansas City is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games when playing Boston
Boston is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Boston's last 24 games at home

Next up:
Kansas City at Boston, Thursday, July 28