Boston Red Sox vs. Kansas City Royals Baseball betting lines and analysis

Red Sox Baseball Betting Games Chalk over Hapless KC

July 6, 2018 MLB Baseball

Just three years ago Kansas City was baseball Royalty.  KC was coming off a surprise World Series season.  And was en route to the 2015 World Series Championship.  They were among the top bets for baseball betting games.  But since then there has been steady decline.  Top stars have departed.  And now the bottom has fallen out.  The Royals have returned to their old ways.  They are among the very worst teams in baseball.  Boston on the other hand is in its normal spot.  The Red Sox are one of the top teams in the American League.

Boston Red Sox vs. Kansas City Royals  

Date and Time: Saturday, July 7, 2018, 7:15 p.m. ET

Location:  Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

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Boston Red Sox

Boston has the hot hand entering this series at Kansas City.  The Red Sox have won eight of their last ten baseball betting games.  Just four of their last ten games have gone over the total.  As a result, the BoSox lead the American League East.  But the New York Yankees are right behind.  Boston has been among the top money makers on the MLB board.  And is 31-17 on road games this year.  They have gone under the total in 26 of 48 away games.

Red Sox Success

Few teams are as complete as the Red Sox.  The rank first in run production.  On the hill Boston ranks fourth best for ERA.  Offensively they rank second for batting average, OPS, and home runs.  And also rank second for stolen bases.  Pitching ranks are equally impressive.  Boston ranks third for quality starts and strikeouts.  Their bullpen has the fifth best ERA in the big leagues.

Names to watch out for

JD Martinez and Mookie Betts are top sportsbook online assets.  Designated hitter Martinez is hitting .327 with 20 doubles and 26 home runs.  His OPS is 1.034. He has 60 runs scored and 71 RBI.  Right fielder Betts is hitting .338 with an OPS of 1.101.  Betts has 21 doubles and 21 home runs.  In addition, he has 66 runs and 42 RBI.  Closer Craig Kimbrel is among the most reliable in the game.  Kimbrel has a 2.02 ERA with a WHIP of 0.90.  The flame thrower has 52 strikeouts in 35.2 innings.

Kansas City Royals  

Kansas City is busting bankrolls at a rapid rate.  They have -2595 units on the season.  At Kauffman Stadium their record is a pathetic 11-32.  Over the total has paid in just 17 of their 43 home games.  There is not a single good aspect of the game KC excels at.  The Royals rank 30th for run production and 30th for ERA.  They have rankings of 30th for home runs and OPS.  On the hill they are 28th for WHIP and 30th for strikeouts.

Starting Pitchers

Left hander David Price is the probable starter for Boston.  He is 9-6 with a 4.28 ERA.  Right hander Brad Keller is to take the hill for Kansas City.  He is 2-3 with a 2.09 ERA.

Matchup to Watch

Inept Kansas City will need years to again consistently win baseball betting games.

Boston overmatches them in every way.  The BoSox are a World Series contender.

Red Sox vs. Royals MLB Betting Odds Picks

Boston will be a big price for a reason.  They are the far superior team.

Baseball Betting Online Pick: Boston Red Sox

Baseball Betting Online Score Prediction:  Red Sox 7, Royals 2

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