Royals vs. Red Sox Monday Prediction

Kansas City Royals vs. Boston Red Sox, 8/5/2019 Predictions & Odds

After being swept in New York over the weekend, the Red Sox will try to regroup on Monday night when they open a new series with the Royals at 7:10 p.m. ET. With the total sitting at 11.5, is the number too high for these teams to cash the over?

Game Snapshot & Odds

917 Kansas City Royals (+219) at 918 Boston Red Sox (-252); 11.5 runs

Monday, August 5, 2019

7:10 p.m. ET, Fenway Park, Boston, MA

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Public Betting Trends

According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 78% of the betting tickets are on the Red Sox to beat the Royals on the moneyline.

Kansas City Royals Fantasy Spin

Alex Gordon went 1-for-2 with a walk in the Royals’ shutout loss to the Twins on Sunday. Gordon singled in the fourth inning and also walked in the seventh. The 35-year-old outfielder was one of the few bright spots for the Royals who managed only two hits combined in the series finale and surrendered a staggering 25 runs over three games in an sweep at the hands of the Twins.

Boston Red Sox Fantasy Spin

Michael Chavis slugged his 18th home run of the season on Sunday as the Red Sox fell to the Yankees. Chavis went back-to-back with teammate Christian Vazquez in the fifth inning, trimming the Yankees' lead to 7-2. Chavis also singled in the ballgame, finishing the night 2-for-3. He's now hitting .259/.327/.460 with 18 homers and 57 RBI during his impressive rookie campaign.

MLB Betting Trends

Kansas City

The Royals have dropped six straight games and are just 32-76 in their last 108 road games.

Boston

The Red Sox have the Royals beat when it comes to their winless streak, posting eight consecutive losses. They’re also 0-4 in their last four home games.

Prediction:

With both teams struggling, it doesn’t make much sense to mess with the side in tonight’s game but I do like the over. In the last 30 meetings between these two clubs, the over is 20-7-3 and is 7-3-2 in the last 12 matchups at Fenway Park. The over is also 6-0 in Rick Porcello’s last six starts and is 4-0 in his last four outings at home. On the other side, the over is 7-2 in the Royals’ last nine games overall and has cashed in five of their last six games against a right-handed starter.

The Pick: Royals/Red Sox OVER 11.5

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