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MLB Odds Betting - Underdogs vs at Boston

The Boston Red Sox battle the visiting Kansas City Royals on Sunday in MLB betting odds action at Fenway Park.

The Boston Red Sox will rely on Eduardo Rodriguez to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Edinson Volquez will be his counterpart for the Kansas City Royals. Eduardo Rodriguez is 7-5 this season, and Edinson Volquez is 11-7.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Boston was a -105 moneyline earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 9.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.4-5.1 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

Boston (56-67) will face the 74-48 Royals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Boston vs Kansas City injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Boston Red Sox rated this week at No. 10 and the Kansas City Royals sitting at No. 12.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Boston Red Sox No. 4-rated offense, averaging 4.54 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals defense that ranks No. 6 at 3.72 in runs allowed per game. The Boston Red Sox have averaged 9.2 hits per game so far, more than Kansas City Royals batters have averaged on the year (9.14 hits per game).

Kansas City brings the No. 6-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Red Sox's No. 28-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Red Sox, a 6-3 final on Saturday in support of Y Ventura at Fenway Park.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games when playing Boston
  • Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Boston's last 13 games
  • Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 14 of Boston's last 17 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City home to Baltimore, Monday, August 24th
Boston at Chicago, Monday, August 24th