MLB Betting Trends: Under hot when Red Sox' Lester faces Royals Print
Written by Anthony Rome   
Sunday, 20 July 2014 09:45

BOSTON, MA (The Spread) - The Red Sox will go for the sweep today versus the Royals but the play today for bettors might not be Boston, but the under.

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According to oddsmakers from online sports book, the Red Sox are -136 money line favorites over the Royals, who are +126 money line road underdogs. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 7.5 runs for today's 1:35PM ET start time from Fenway Park.

Yordano Ventura takes the mound for the Royals today sporting a 7-7 record with a 3.22 ERA, while the Red Sox will counter with Jon Lester, who is 9-7 with a 2.65 ERA. Ventura will make his first appearance against Boston but is 4-1 with a 2.83 ERA in seven road starts, while Lester is 6-3 with a 1.60 ERA versus Kansas City.

The under is 5-0-1 in Lester's last six home starts against the Royals and 8-0-2 in his last 10 starts over versus the Royals. The under is also 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams and 5-2 in the Royals last seven games as an underdog.

There are even more trends that support the end in this matchup, including the fact that its 5-0 in Lester's last five home starts and 5-1 in his last six starts overall. The under is also 25-10 in the Red Sox' last 35 home games and 20-9 in their last 29 games as a home favorite.

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