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Daisuke Matsuzaka Red Sox at Home vs Kansas City in MLB Clash

Kansas City RoyalsBoston Red Sox
Aug 27, 1:35 PM | GrassFenway Park

Kansas City Royals vs Boston Red Sox Odds

56-70TEAM RECORD61-67

MLB wagering interest swings to the Boston vs Kansas City battle on Monday at Fenway Park as the Red Sox try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Luke Hochevar gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Royals on this day; he's 7-11 on the season. The Red Sox, meanwhile, will counter with Daisuke Matsuzaka, who will be looking to improve on his 0-3 mark.

View Kansas City vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Boston sat as -115 favorites. The total was set at 10.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Red Sox, most recently No. 8 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Royals, who rate an American League No. 6 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Boston owns the No. 2 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.4 per game. By contrast, the Royals are rated No. 4 in the same category at 9.3 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the American League's No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 4.3 runs per game on the highway. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Kansas City was an 8-6 loser on the road against the Red Sox. Bettors on Boston at -142 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (14) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Kansas City didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-6 to Boston on Sunday at Fenway Park.

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

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

A few Royals at Red Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Kansas City's last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing on the road against Boston
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games at home
Boston is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City home to Detroit, Tuesday, August 28
Boston at LA Angels, Tuesday, August 28

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