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

The Boston Red Sox host Kansas City on Thursday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 54-66 mark against the 73-46 Royals in MLB betting odds action at Fenway Park.

The Boston Red Sox will rely on Wade Miley to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Danny Duffy will be his counterpart for the Kansas City Royals. Wade Miley is 9-9 this season, and Danny Duffy is 6-5.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Boston Red Sox as 100 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 9 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.4-4.7 result in favor of the Royals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Kansas City Royals vs Boston Red Sox Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Boston (54-66) will face the 73-46 Royals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Kansas City injuries news.

The Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals odds would favor the Red Sox if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Boston is rated No. 12 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Kansas City is at No. 16.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Kansas City Royals rank No. 4 at 9.18 hits per game. That compares with the Boston Red Sox No. 6 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 3.96 runs per game on the highway. Boston, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Royals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Keyvius Sampson and the Reds 4-3 on Wednesday at Great American Ball Park.

The Red Sox enjoyed a 6-4 victory at the expense of the Indians on Wednesday, with J Kelly throwing 6 innings of 5-hit ball at Fenway Park.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing Boston
  • Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
  • Boston is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Boston, Friday, August 21st