MLB Red Sox vs. Royals Picks & Predictions for August 8, 2013

MLB Red Sox vs. Royals Picks & Predictions for August 8, 2013

MLB Red Sox vs. Royals Picks & Predictions for August 8, 2013
By Anthony Rome   

KANSAS CITY, MO (The Spread) – The Red Sox will look to win their third straight game when they open a new series with the Royals tonight in Boston. The first pitch is set for 8:10PM ET tonight.

ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Royals are +106 money line underdogs over the Red Sox, who are -115 road favorites for tonight’s matchup. With Jon Lester set to face Bruce Chen in the pitching matchup, the total is currently sitting at 8 runs.

LINE MOVEMENT: The Red Sox opened as -113 money line favorites but their odds have been bet up to -115, while the Royals’ odds have gone from +104 up to +106. Boston enters play with a 70-46 overall record and is 31-25 on the road this year, while Kansas City is 58-53 overall and 29-25 at home.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 58% of the betting public currently favors Boston. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.

MLB FREE PICK: Take Boston. According to latest MLB trends, the Red Sox are 4-1 in Lester’s last five starts as a favorite and 5-1 in his last six starts following a team loss in their previous game. Boston is also 4-1 in its last five road games, 4-1 in its last five games overall and 4-0 in its last four Thursday night contests. On the other side, the Royals are 2-8 in their last 10 games versus a team with a win percentage above .600 and 5-15 in Chen’s last 20 starts as an underdog. Kansas City is also 1-4 in Chen’s last five starts against Boston.

THURSDAY MLB FREE PICK: BOSTON RED SOX -115


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