Red Sox vs Royals Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – September 17, 2022

httpscdn.dataskrive.comapiassetPspkU1tboston red sox vs kansas city royals Betsperts Media & Technology

The Kansas City Royals (57-88) will try to halt a four-game losing skid on Saturday against the Boston Red Sox (70-74), with first pitch at 4:10 PM ET at Fenway Park. Rich Hill (7-6) is the starter for the Red Sox, and Brady Singer (8-4) for the Royals.

The Royals (+133) are on the road versus the favored Red Sox (-156). The total for this contest is set at 9.

Red Sox vs. Royals Odds

Run Line

Boston Red Sox (-1.5)

Moneyline

Red Sox (-156)

Total

9 Runs (Over: -106, Under: -115)

FanDuel Promo Code
Bet $5, Get $200 in bonus bets if your bet WINS!

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

  • Game Day: Saturday, September 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 4:10 PM ET
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Stadium: Fenway Park

Red Sox Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Eric Hosmer 10 Day Injury List Back
Nathan Eovaldi 15 Day Injury List Neck
Kutter Crawford 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Chris Sale 60 Day Injury List Finger/Wrist
James Paxton 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Franchy Cordero 60 Day Injury List Ankle
Tanner Houck 60 Day Injury List Back
Josh Taylor 60 Day Injury List Back
Trevor Story Day-to-day Heel

Royals Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Taylor Clarke 15 Day Injury List Oblique
Josh Staumont 15 Day Injury List Bicep
Gabe Speier 40 Man Active Illness
Jake Brentz 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Edward Olivares 60 Day Injury List Quadricep
Angel Zerpa 60 Day Injury List Knee
Adalberto Mondesi 60 Day Injury List Knee
Tyler Zuber 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Drew Waters Day-to-day Undisclosed

Last Time Out: Red Sox and Royals

Yesterday, the Red Sox claimed a 2-1 victory over the Royals, with Garrett Whitlock (1.00 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 K) registering the win for the Red Sox. Dylan Coleman (0.00 IP, 2 R, 0 H, 0 K) was credited with the loss for the Royals.

Betting Trends

Red Sox Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Red Sox have won 43 out of the 72 games, or 59.7%, in which they’ve been favored. Boston is 17-8 this season when entering a game favored by -156 or more on the moneyline. Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Red Sox have a 60.9% chance to win. Games involving Boston have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 67 of 147 chances this season. The Red Sox have an ATS record of 75-72-0 in 147 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Rafael Devers 125 .288 (21) .348 (34) .523 (10) 4.8% (21) 18.7% (61) 7.5% (84)
Xander Bogaerts 136 .315 (5) .382 (8) .470 (28) 2.4% (94) 19.5% (71) 8.7% (67)
Alex Verdugo 137 .283 (27) .333 (64) .403 (90) 1.6% (118) 12.2% (11) 6.7% (100)
J.D. Martínez 127 .273 (40) .344 (42) .423 (70) 2.1% (107) 24.2% (108) 9.2% (58)
Tommy Pham 134 .243 (92) .318 (90) .382 (111) 2.9% (79) 27.2% (128) 9.2% (58)

Royals Betting Records and Team Stats

The Royals have been underdogs in 124 games this season and have come away with the win 45 times (36.3%) in those contests. Kansas City has a win-loss record of 19-49 when favored by +133 or worse by bookmakers this year. The Royals have an implied victory probability of 42.9% according to the moneyline set by oddsmakers for this matchup. Kansas City and their opponents have hit the over in 72 of their 149 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season. In 149 games with a line this season, the Royals have a mark of 72-77-0 against the spread.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Bobby Witt Jr. 135 .245 (88) .288 (126) .435 (61) 3.6% (50) 21.4% (84) 4.8% (132)
Salvador Pérez 102 .245 (-) .281 (-) .457 (-) 5.0% (-) 25.2% (-) 3.6% (-)
MJ Melendez 112 .217 (129) .315 (93) .388 (108) 3.3% (61) 25.2% (116) 12.7% (10)
Michael A. Taylor 114 .267 (-) .329 (-) .379 (-) 2.2% (-) 24.4% (-) 8.2% (-)
Nicky Lopez 133 .236 (108) .290 (123) .284 (137) 0.0% (137) 13.8% (18) 6.2% (111)

Red Sox vs. Royals Picks and Predictions

Our prediction for this matchup is the Red Sox to win (-156 on the moneyline), while we project the total score will go over the total (9 runs).

FanDuel Promo Code
Bet $5, Get $200 in bonus bets if your bet WINS!

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.

Deals of the Day

See All