Royals vs. Red Sox Prediction
Will the Boston Red Sox hand the Kansas City Royals another loss when the two meet up tonight at 7:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
7:10PM ET – Fenway Park
TV: FSKC (KC); NESN (Bos)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Red Sox are the clear favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -270 to win. The Royals are listed with a money line of +250 to prevail. The over/under total has been set at 8 runs. The public betting currently has 85% going on Boston as the clear home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Royals unable to win three straight
Kansas City failed in its big to win three straight games on Monday in a 10-6 loss at Boston. KC is now 7-21 overall and 4-9 on the road. Kansas City is averaging just 3.39 runs per game while allowing 5.71 per contest.
Jakob Junis gets the start for Kansas City tonight. He is 3-2 through his first five starts of the year. He carries a 3.34 ERA and just a 0.87 WHIP. Over 32.1 innings of work, Junis has 25 strikeouts with seven walks.
Boston falling back
Boston has won its last two and four of its last six following Monday’s victory over the Royals. The Sox are 21-7 overall and 10-3 at home. Boston is putting up 5.68 runs per game this season while allowing 3.43 per contest.
Chris Sale is making his seventh start of the season today. He is 2-1 on the year with a 2.31 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP. Over 35 innings of work, Sale has 45 strikeouts with eight walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals are just 3-12 in their last 15 games after a loss and they have lost five straight against AL East opponents. However, they are 5-2 in Junis’ last seven road starts.
The Red Sox have won 40 of their last 58 following a win and they have won nine of their last 12 against AL Central opponents. They also have won nine of Sale’s last 12 starts at home.
The Royals are putting a good pitcher on the mound today, but he doesn’t have the batting lineup behind him to really compete against Sale. Sale should be able to run right through these KC hitters. Betting on Boston straight up doesn’t have much value, so I think it’s more worth taking the Sox on the run line.
The Pick: Boston Red Sox -1.5 (-140)