Red Sox vs. Royals Prediction
The Boston Red Sox didn’t have much trouble dealing with the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday. Will the Sox cruise to another big win tonight at 8:15PM ET?
973 Boston Red Sox vs. 974 Kansas City Royals
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
8:15PM 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 -245 to win. The Royals are listed with a money line of +215 to win, while the over/under total for the contest is listed at 8.5 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 81 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 roll in opener
Boston opened up this series on Tuesday with an 8-3 victory on the road for its second straight win. The Red Sox are 31-29 on the season, 17-17 on the road and 34-24 with the over. Chris Sale will be getting the start for the Red Sox tonight. He is 1-7 on the year with a 4.35 ERA.
The Red Sox actually found themselves trailing most of the game, 2-0, but the Sox put up three runs in the sixth and another three in the eighth to take control the contest. Eduardo Nunez homered to drive in three runs for the Sox while J.D. Martinez finished with three hits and scored twice. Eduardo Rodriguez got the win to improve to 6-3 on the year. He pitched 5.2 innings and allowed two earned runs with seven strikeouts.
Royals drop another
Kansas City has lost four straight games following Tuesday’s 8-3 loss at home against the Red Sox. Kansas City is 19-41 on the season, 11-18 at home and 30-26 with the over. The Royals have Jakob Junis getting the start tonight. He is 4-5 on the season with a 5.35 ERA.
Glenn Sparkman had a good start, giving up just one run over 5.1 innings for KC, but his bullpen imploded, allowing seven runs over 3.2 innings. Scott Barlow took the loss in relief and is now 1-2. Alex Gordon had two hits at the plate and scored two runs to lead the Royals while Cheslor Cuthbert drove in all three KC runs.
MLB Betting Trends
The Red Sox are 8-1 in Sale’s last nine Wednesday starts and 17-5 in his last 22 road starts against a losing team.
The Royals are just 1-5 in their last six home games and 17-41 in their last 58 against AL East opponents.
Sale hasn’t been having a great year, but not bad enough to be 1-7. Boston just hasn’t shown up to hit for him in a lot of cases. Still, he isn’t the lockdown pitcher he once was. Junis isn’t much to write home about either, as he has allowed at least two runs in six straight starts and doesn’t get deep into games. Walks have been an issue for him as well. Still, given Boston has not performed well under Sale this year, I think KC has the better value as the big home underdog. I wouldn’t feel good take Boston as such a big favorite when they have a losing record with Sale starting this year.
MLB Prediction: Kansas City Royals +215