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Kansas City Royals vs Boston Red Sox Betting Pick and Odds Preview

The Boston Red Sox host Kansas City on Friday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 55-66 mark against the 73-47 Royals in MLB betting odds action at Fenway Park.

The Boston Red Sox will turn to Henry Owens and his 1-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Kansas City Royals send Johnny Cueto (9-7) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Kansas City Royals before the first pitch in this match found them as -159 moneyline favorites earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.2-5 win for 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

The Boston Red Sox sport a record of 55-66 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 73-47 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Kansas City injuries news.

The Boston Red Sox sit at No. 10 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Kansas City Royals sit at No. 12 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Boston Red Sox No. 3 ranked offense (4.53 runs per game) against a Kansas City Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 5 at 3.7 runs allowed per game. The Boston Red Sox have been averaging 9.17 hits per game, more than the Kansas City Royals have managed so far this season (9.16 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Boston has the No. 28-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Royals endured a 4-1 loss at the hands of the Red Sox on Thursday, with D Duffy throwing 5 innings of 7-hit ball at Fenway Park.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing Boston
  • Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Boston's last 11 games
  • Boston is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of Boston's last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Boston, Saturday, August 22nd