Red Sox vs. Royals Prediction
Will the Kansas City Royals be able to put up any fight at home when they face the Boston Red Sox tonight at 8:15PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, July 6, 2018
8:15PM ET – Kauffman Stadium
TV: NESN (Bos); FSKC (KC)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Red Sox are overwhelmingly favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -320 to win. The Royals are listed with odds of +260 to win at home, while the over/under total has been set at 8 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 89 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 sweep Nationals
The Red Sox are coming off a big sweep of the Nationals in Washington this week, winning by a combined score of 18-7. Boston is 59-29 overall and 31-17 on the road. The Sox are putting up 5.19 runs per game on offense while allowing 3.72 per game on defense.
Chris Sale gets the start for the Red Sox this evening. He has started 18 games and has an 8-4 record with a 2.41 ERA and a 0.89 WHIP. Sale has pitched 116.0 innings and has amassed 164 strikeouts with 29 walks.
Royals continue to struggle
The Royals have lost six straight games coming into tonight, scoring just 14 runs over the six games. KC is now 25-61 overall and 11-32 at home. The Royals are averaging just 3.45 runs per game on offense this season while giving up 5.40 per contest.
Jason Hammel gets the start for the Royals this evening. He has pitched in 17 games this year and has a 5.56 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP. Hammel has a 2-10 record and has 66 strikeouts with 30 walks over 100.1 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Red Sox have won 10 of Sale’s last 12 road starts against a team with a losing record and nine of his last 13 starts when on five days of rest.
The Royals have lost 27 of their last 37 series openers and 20 of Hammel’s last 28 starts.
Sale has been great over the last month. He hasn’t allowed a run in his last two starts and has given up just five hits over 14 innings. Over his last five starts of 35 innings, Sale has allowed just 16 hits and four runs while racking up 54 strikeouts. Sale should be able to settle in just fine against the Royals, who can’t produce at the plate. Boston should be able to beat up on Hammel as well, who has lost his last five starts.
The Pick: Boston Red Sox -1.5 (-200)