Royals vs. Red Sox Wednesday Pick
After Kansas City won last night in Boston, the Royals and Red Sox will play the rubber match of their series at 7:10 p.m. ET on Wednesday night at Fenway. With Glenn Sparkman set to oppose Eduardo Rodriguez, will the over hit?
Game Snapshot & Odds
919 Kansas City Royals (+240) at 920 Boston Red Sox (-303); 10.5 runs
Wednesday, August 7, 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, 77% of the betting tickets are on the Red Sox to beat the Royals on the moneyline.
Kansas City Royals Fantasy Spin
Jorge Soler launched a pair of two-run home runs Tuesday as the Royals took down the Red Sox. Soler's shot off of Andrew Cashner in the fourth inning was his 30th bomb of the season. The Red Sox let Cashner face Soler again in the sixth and he made them pay with another two-run jack. Soler also drew a pair of walks, reaching base in all four trips to the plate. The power breakout we all knew Soler was capable of has finally come to fruition this season.
Boston Red Sox Fantasy Spin
Christian Vazquez had two hits and plated a run Tuesday against the Royals. The Red Sox weren't able to get much going against Jake Junis and the Royals' bullpen, but Vazquez did single in his first plate appearance and doubled in a run in his last trip to the dish. Vazquez struggled in the last couple weeks of July but has started to get back on track here in August.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals are 1-5 in Sparkman’s last six starts and are winless in his last four outings on the road.
The Red Sox have won 40 of Rodriguez’s last 52 starts overall and are 36-17 in his last 53 outings at home.
The over is 21-8-3 in the last 32 meetings between these two teams despite the combined score falling under last night. The over is also a perfect 6-0 in Rodriguez’s last six starts versus the Royals and is 4-0 in his last four outings at home when facing Kansas City. Finally, the over is 19-7 in Rodriguez’s last 26 starts, is 7-3 in his last 10 outings at Fenway Park and has cashed in five of Sparkman’s last seven starts overall.
The Pick: Royals/Red Sox OVER 10.5