Red Sox vs. Royals Prediction
Can the Boston Red Sox roll past the Kansas City Royals once again when the two meet up tonight at 7:15PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, July 7, 2018
7:15PM ET – Kauffman Stadium
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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 -205 to win. The Royals are listed with odds of +170 to win at home, while the over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 75 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.
Boston takes opener
The Red Sox earned the win in Friday’s series opener, 10-5. Boston has won four straight entering today’s game. Boston is 60-29 overall and 32-17 on the road. The Sox are putting up 5.25 runs per game on offense while allowing 3.73 per game on defense.
David Price takes the mound for Boston this evening. Price has started 17 games this year and has a 9-6 record with a 4.28 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP. He is coming off a 3.1-inning start against the Yankees where he allowed eight earned runs and five home runs. Price has pitched 96.2 innings in 2018 and has 92 strikeouts with 33 walks.
Royals up streak to seven
The Royals tacked on a seventh straight loss to their current streak with Friday’s loss to Boston. KC is now 25-62 overall and 11-33 at home. The Royals are averaging just 3.47 runs per game on offense this season while giving up 5.45 per contest.
Brad Keller is getting the start for the Royals this evening. He has pitched in 27 games this year, starting six. Keller has a 2-3 record with a 2.09 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP. He has pitched a total of 56.0 innings and has 33 strikeouts with 18 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Sox have won eight of Price’s last 10 starts and they have won 14 of their last 18 Saturday games.
The Royals have lost eight of their last nine Game 2’s and they are just 6-20 in their last 26 against AL East opponents.
Keller has been pretty good on the mound for Kansas City, but I think it is going to be tough for him to stop this Boston offense. Price is coming off an awful showing against the Yankees, but the Royals are definitely not the Yankees when it comes to hitting. Price should be able to bounce back just fine and I expect another easy Red Sox victory.
The Pick: Boston Red Sox -1.5 (-125)