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Kansas City Royals vs Boston Red Sox Betting Matchup Report

Boston Red SoxKansas City Royals
May 9, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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The Boston Red Sox will look to grab a road win when they take on the Royals in Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday in baseball odds action.

Bruce Chen gets the call for the Kansas City Royals and he will try to build on a 0-4 mark. In the other dugout, Jon Lester brings a 1-2 ledger to the game for the Red Sox as he tries to quiet the Royals bats.

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Betting Line:
The Royals were listed as +135 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 12-rated Royals and the league No. 3-ranked Red Sox, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Kansas City's American League No. 9-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Red Sox offense rated No. 2 and scoring 5.5 runs per game in the league. The Royals have averaged 8.9 hits per game to date this season, less than the Red Sox hitters have managed (10 per nine innings).

Defensively, Boston features the American League's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.8 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the American League at home, scoring 3.9 runs per game.

In their last action, Boston was a 6-4 loser on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Kansas City at +100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Red Sox were saddled with a loss last time out in Daniel Bard's start, as they lost 6-4 against Kansas City on Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Red Sox at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Boston's last 9 games on the road
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Kansas City's last 15 games when playing at home against Boston
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
Kansas City is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games
Kansas City is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Boston home to Cleveland, Thursday, May 10
Kansas City at Chi White Sox, Friday, May 11