Red Sox vs. Royals Prediction
After a hard-fought series with the Yankees, will the Boston Red Sox be able to cruise on the road against the Kansas City Royals tonight at 8PM ET?
923 Boston Red Sox vs. 924 Kansas City Royals
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
8PM ET – Kauffman Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Red Sox are the favorite on the road, as they are getting odds of -190 to win. The Royals are listed with a money line of +165 to win, while the over/under total for the contest is listed at 10 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 73 percent going on Boston on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Red Sox avoid being swept
Boston put an end to a four-game losing streak on Sunday when it picked up an 8-5 win at New York against the Yankees. The Red Sox are 30-29 on the season, 16-17 on the road and 33-24 with the over. Eduardo Rodriguez gets the start for Boston today. He is 5-3 on the season with a 5.04 ERA.
The Red Sox are putting up 5.34 runs per game on offense this season while hitting .261 at the plate. Boston has a 4.46 team ERA and a 1.28 team WHIP on the mound. The Red Sox are second in the league in strikeouts with 573. Xander Bogaerts is leading the team with 18 doubles, 12 home runs and 39 RBI. Rafael Devers is adding 15 doubles, eight home runs and 33 RBI.
Kansas City is riding a three-game losing streak right now and the Royals have dropped six of their last seven games. Kansas City is 19-40 on the season, 11-17 at home and 29-26 with the over. The Royals have Glenn Sparkman taking the mound today. He is 1-1 on the season with a 4.21 ERA.
The Royals are struggling at the plate and on the mound. Their pitching staff carries a 5.22 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP. Offensively, KC averages 4.34 runs per game while hitting .246. Whit Merrifield is leading the team with 15 doubles, seven triples, seven home runs and 28 RBI while Jorge Soler is adding 13 doubles, 15 home runs and 40 RBI.
MLB Betting Trends
The Red Sox is just 2-8 in their last 10 Tuesday games, but 5-0 when Rodriguez starts a series opener.
The Royals are just 16-38 in their last 54 games on grass and 4-10 in their last 14 games against a left-handed starter.
Rodriguez hasn’t been great this year, but Boston has been able to overcome is poor starts with plenty of run support. Sparkman only has two starts this year and the Royals have lost his last five appearances. I just don’t see KC having the offense or bullpen to be able to compete with the Red Sox. Boston needs to get a win streak going right now and facing Kansas City should help that.
MLB Prediction: Boston Red Sox -190