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

The Kansas City Royals will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Red Sox in Boston at Fenway Park on Saturday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

Boston hands the ball to starter Matt Barnes in this one and he'll try to improve on his 3-3 mark on the year. Kansas City counters with Yordano Ventura, who will try to quiet the fans and the Red Sox bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Boston Red Sox in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline underdogs of 131 at BetOnline for Saturday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 9 at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.4-5 victory for the Red Sox. 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 56-66 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 73-48 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Kansas City injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 10-ranked Boston Red Sox and the No. 12-rated Kansas City Royals in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Kansas City Royals rank No. 7 at 9.12 hits per game. That compares with the Boston Red Sox No. 5 ranking in that category.

Boston owns the No. 28 defense, allowing 4.55 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's No. 6-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City suffered a 7-2 loss against Boston on Friday, as J Cueto wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Fenway Park.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games on the road
  • Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Boston's last 12 games
  • Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston's last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Boston, Sunday, August 23rd