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MLB betting line favors Red Sox over Royals

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

Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals Odds

12-16TEAM RECORD9-19

The Kansas City Royals host Boston on Tuesday, looking to build on their 9-19 mark against the 12-16 Red Sox in MLB betting action at Kauffman Stadium.

The Royals will turn to Danny Duffy and his 2-2 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Red Sox send Daniel Bard (1-3) to the hill.

View Boston vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Kansas City opened as +115 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 13-ranked Royals and the American League No. 3-rated Red Sox in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Kansas City owns the No. 4 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.9 per game. By contrast, the Red Sox are rated No. 2 in the same category at 10 per game.

Boston brings the American League's No. 14-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals' league No. 12-ranked defense.

The Red Sox were a 11-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -118 on the moneyline, while the total score (16) was good news for OVER bettors. The Red Sox grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jonathan Sanchez and the Royals 11-5 on Monday at Kauffman Stadium.

Boston Red Sox Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 1-9
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Boston are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Red Sox at Royals trends to consider:
Boston is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Boston
Kansas City is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games

Next up:
Boston at Kansas City, Wednesday, May 9

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