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)

Moneyline

Red Sox (-138)

Total

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

Name Status Injury
Rob Refsnyder 10 Day Injury List Knee
Trevor Story 10 Day Injury List Hand
Matt Strahm 15 Day Injury List Wrist
Chris Sale 15 Day Injury List Finger
Michael Wacha 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Tyler Danish 15 Day Injury List Elbow
James Paxton 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Matt Barnes 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Kiké Hernández 60 Day Injury List Hip Flexor
Josh Taylor 60 Day Injury List Back
Eric Hosmer Day-to-day Neck
Danny Santana Minors Suspension

Royals Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Edward Olivares 10 Day Injury List Quadricep
Gabe Speier 40 Man Active Illness
Adalberto Mondesi 60 Day Injury List Knee
Jake Brentz 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Tyler Zuber 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Angel Zerpa 60 Day Injury List Knee

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.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Rafael Devers 89 .322 (4) .376 (15) .605 (4) 5.9% (10) 18.8% (66) 6.7% (105)
Xander Bogaerts 101 .312 (6) .387 (8) .460 (41) 2.1% (107) 20.8% (82) 9.7% (55)
Alex Verdugo 99 .264 (57) .304 (116) .368 (128) 1.4% (130) 11.1% (7) 5.3% (133)
J.D. Martínez 92 .285 (33) .351 (40) .455 (50) 2.3% (101) 23.7% (107) 8.2% (80)
Eric Hosmer 90 .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.

Name GP AVG (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 Dozier 88 .254 (76) .316 (102) .430 (67) 2.8% (85) 22.6% (97) 7.6% (89)
Nicky Lopez 99 .248 (92) .303 (118) .296 (150) 0.0% (149) 13.9% (20) 6.2% (116)
MJ Melendez 74 .225 (-) .312 (-) .405 (-) 3.4% (-) 26.5% (-) 11.4% (-)
Salvador Pérez 63 .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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WRITTEN BY

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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