Red Sox vs Royals Odds, Picks & Predictions – August 4

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At Kauffman Stadium on Thursday, the Boston Red Sox (53-53) begin a four-game series against the Kansas City Royals (41-64), at 8:10 PM ET. The starting pitchers are Nick Pivetta (8-7) for the Red Sox, and Kris Bubic (2-6) for the Royals.

The Red Sox are currently a moderate moneyline favorite (-138) on the road at the Royals (+116). The over/under for the Red Sox-Royals game is 9.

Red Sox vs. Royals Odds

Run Line

Boston Red Sox (-1.5)


Red Sox (-138)


9 Runs (Over: +100, Under: -121)

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When, Where, at What Time is Red Sox vs. Royals

  • Game Day: Thursday, August 4, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium

Red Sox Injury Report

Rob Refsnyder10 Day Injury ListKnee
Trevor Story10 Day Injury ListHand
Matt Strahm15 Day Injury ListWrist
Chris Sale15 Day Injury ListFinger
Michael Wacha15 Day Injury ListShoulder
Tyler Danish15 Day Injury ListElbow
James Paxton60 Day Injury ListElbow
Matt Barnes60 Day Injury ListShoulder
Kiké Hernández60 Day Injury ListHip Flexor
Josh Taylor60 Day Injury ListBack
Eric HosmerDay-to-dayNeck
Danny SantanaMinorsSuspension

Royals Injury Report

Edward Olivares10 Day Injury ListQuadricep
Gabe Speier40 Man ActiveIllness
Adalberto Mondesi60 Day Injury ListKnee
Jake Brentz60 Day Injury ListElbow
Tyler Zuber60 Day Injury ListShoulder
Angel Zerpa60 Day Injury ListKnee

Last Time Out: Red Sox and Royals

The Red Sox lost 6-1 to the Astros yesterday, with Rich Hill (three innings, giving up four earned runs on six hits while striking out one) on the line for the loss. Xander Bogaerts went 1-for-4 with a home run and an RBI to lead the Red Sox offensively in the defeat.

Yesterday, the Royals lost to the White Sox 4-1. Brady Singer was the losing pitcher after throwing six innings, giving up four earned runs on 11 hits while striking out three. Bobby Witt Jr. led the Royals’ offense, going 2-for-4 with a home run and an RBI.

Betting Trends

Red Sox Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Red Sox have been favored 53 times and won 31, or 58.5%, of those games. This season, Boston has won 15 of its 30 games, or 50%, when favored by at least -138 on the moneyline. The Red Sox have a 58% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline. Boston’s games have gone over the total in 47 of their 106 chances. In 106 games with a spread this season, the Red Sox are 56-50-0 ATS.

NameGPAVG (Rank)OBP (Rank)SLG (Rank)HR% (Rank)K% (Rank)BB% (Rank)
Rafael Devers89.322 (4).376 (15).605 (4)5.9% (10)18.8% (66)6.7% (105)
Xander Bogaerts101.312 (6).387 (8).460 (41)2.1% (107)20.8% (82)9.7% (55)
Alex Verdugo99.264 (57).304 (116).368 (128)1.4% (130)11.1% (7)5.3% (133)
J.D. Martínez92.285 (33).351 (40).455 (50)2.3% (101)23.7% (107)8.2% (80)
Eric Hosmer90.269 (51).333 (69).388 (110)2.2% (104)14.9% (29)8.9% (69)

Royals Betting Records and Team Stats

The Royals have been victorious in 30, or 36.1%, of the 83 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season. This season, Kansas City has been victorious 18 times in 61 chances when named as an underdog of at least +116 or worse on the moneyline. The Royals have an implied victory probability of 46.3% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup. Kansas City and their opponents have hit the over in 50 of their 105 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season. In 105 games with a line this season, the Royals have a mark of 48-57-0 against the spread.

NameGPAVG (Rank)OBP (Rank)SLG (Rank)HR% (Rank)K% (Rank)BB% (Rank)
Bobby Witt Jr.96.252 (82).295 (128).453 (52)3.8% (47)23.5% (106)5.1% (137)
Hunter Dozier88.254 (76).316 (102).430 (67)2.8% (85)22.6% (97)7.6% (89)
Nicky Lopez99.248 (92).303 (118).296 (150)0.0% (149)13.9% (20)6.2% (116)
MJ Melendez74.225 (-).312 (-).405 (-)3.4% (-)26.5% (-)11.4% (-)
Salvador Pérez63.211 (-).249 (-).445 (-)5.4% (-)28.0% (-)3.4% (-)

Red Sox vs. Royals Picks and Predictions

We predict that the Red Sox will pick up the win in this matchup, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-138). If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, we predict the final scoring winding up under the total (9 runs).

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Stacy Sailer

Stacy has been a baseball fan for as long as she can remember. She admits that she grew up as a spoiled Yankees fan in the late-90’s/early 2000’s, but has slowly evolved into a disgruntled Yankees fan due to their lone championship title in the last 21 seasons. She follows other sports, but her first love has always been baseball and loves getting to share her insight and knowledge with the Betsperts community.

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