Red Sox vs Royals Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – August 7, 2022

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At Kauffman Stadium on Sunday, the Boston Red Sox (54-55) play the Kansas City Royals (43-65), with first pitch at 2:10 PM ET. The starting pitchers are Kutter Crawford (3-3) for the Red Sox, and Brad Keller (5-12) for the Royals.

The Red Sox are currently a moderate moneyline favorite (-140) on the road at the Royals (+119). The contest has an over/under set at 9.5.

Red Sox vs. Royals Odds

Run Line

Boston Red Sox (-1.5)

Moneyline

Red Sox (-140)

Total

9.5 Runs (Over: -108, Under: -112)

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

  • Game Day: Sunday, August 7, 2022
  • Game Time: 2:10 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
Brayan Bello 15 Day Injury List Groin
James Paxton 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Kiké Hernández 60 Day Injury List Hip Flexor
Josh Taylor 60 Day Injury List Back
Danny Santana Suspended List Suspension

Royals Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Gabe Speier 40 Man Active Illness
Edward Olivares 60 Day Injury List Quadricep
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

These clubs meet again after the Royals’ 5-4 victory over the Red Sox yesterday. Dylan Coleman (1.00 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 K) picked up the win for the Royals. Kyle Isbel went 2-for-3 with a home run and an RBI to lead the team on offense. Garrett Whitlock (2.00 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 K) was credited with the loss on the mound for the Red Sox.

Betting Trends

Red Sox Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Red Sox have won 32 out of the 56 games, or 57.1%, in which they’ve been favored. Boston has a record of 14-15, a 48.3% win rate, when favored by -140 or more by oddsmakers this season. The Red Sox have a 58.3% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline. Boston and its opponents have hit the over in 49 of their 109 games with a total this season. In 109 games with a spread this season, the Red Sox are 57-52-0 ATS.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Rafael Devers 92 .315 (4) .372 (15) .590 (4) 5.7% (11) 18.7% (65) 7.0% (97)
Xander Bogaerts 104 .312 (5) .384 (11) .455 (45) 2.1% (106) 20.8% (85) 9.4% (59)
Alex Verdugo 102 .271 (49) .311 (108) .385 (109) 1.7% (122) 11.3% (8) 5.4% (131)
J.D. Martínez 95 .281 (36) .347 (42) .451 (51) 2.2% (103) 24.2% (115) 8.2% (78)
Eric Hosmer 92 .266 (54) .333 (69) .386 (108) 2.1% (106) 14.6% (25) 9.3% (63)

Royals Betting Records and Team Stats

The Royals have been victorious in 32, or 37.2%, of the 86 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season. This year, Kansas City has won 20 of 58 games when listed as at least +119 or worse on the moneyline. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Royals have a 45.7% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest. Kansas City and their opponents have hit the over in 52 of their 108 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season. The Royals are 50-58-0 against the spread in their 108 games that had a posted line this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Bobby Witt Jr. 98 .255 (74) .297 (127) .451 (51) 3.7% (49) 23.8% (109) 5.0% (137)
Hunter Dozier 91 .251 (84) .313 (105) .424 (72) 2.7% (87) 22.6% (99) 7.6% (89)
MJ Melendez 77 .231 (-) .318 (-) .429 (-) 3.9% (-) 26.4% (-) 11.6% (-)
Nicky Lopez 102 .247 (94) .305 (115) .294 (149) 0.0% (147) 14.4% (23) 6.6% (107)
Salvador Pérez 66 .215 (-) .252 (-) .462 (-) 5.8% (-) 28.1% (-) 3.3% (-)

Red Sox vs. Royals Picks and Predictions

Our recommended pick for this matchup is the Red Sox to win (-140 on the moneyline), while we predict the scoring will go under the total (9.5 runs).

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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