Red Sox vs Royals Today: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Friday, August 5

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On Friday, the Boston Red Sox (53-54) are visiting the Kansas City Royals (42-64), at 8:10 PM ET, in the second game of a four-game series. Josh Winckowski (4-5) is the starter for the Red Sox, and Zack Greinke (3-6) for the Royals.

The moneyline odds for the Red Sox (-115) versus the Royals (-104) indicate a tight game. The contest has a total set at 9.

Red Sox vs. Royals Odds

Run Line

Boston Red Sox (-1.5)


Red Sox (-115)


9 Runs (Over: -105, Under: -116)

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

  • Game Day: Friday, August 5, 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
Brayan Bello15 Day Injury ListGroin
James Paxton60 Day Injury ListElbow
Kiké Hernández60 Day Injury ListHip Flexor
Josh Taylor60 Day Injury ListBack
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

Taylor Clarke (1.00 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 2 K) was credited with a win in the Royals’ 7-3 victory over the Red Sox yesterday. Salvador Perez led the way offensively, going 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI. Darwinzon Hernandez (2.00 IP, 4 R, 4 H, 1 K) took the loss for the Red Sox.

Betting Trends

Red Sox Betting Records and Team Stats

The Red Sox have won 31, or 57.4%, of the 54 games they’ve played as favorites this season. Boston has a record of 28-22 in games where sportsbooks favor them by at least -115 on the moneyline. The moneyline for this contest implies a 53.5% chance of a victory for the Red Sox. Games involving Boston have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 48 of 107 chances this season. The Red Sox are 56-51-0 ATS in their 107 games with a spread this season.

NameGPAVG (Rank)OBP (Rank)SLG (Rank)HR% (Rank)K% (Rank)BB% (Rank)
Rafael Devers90.322 (4).378 (15).603 (4)5.9% (11)18.6% (64)6.9% (103)
Xander Bogaerts102.309 (7).383 (11).455 (52)2.1% (107)21.0% (84)9.6% (56)
Alex Verdugo100.264 (57).304 (117).367 (130)1.4% (130)11.3% (8)5.3% (133)
J.D. Martínez93.282 (36).347 (44).450 (55)2.3% (101)24.0% (110)8.2% (79)
Eric Hosmer91.266 (54).332 (71).385 (112)2.1% (107)14.7% (26)9.1% (68)

Royals Betting Records and Team Stats

The Royals have won in 31, or 36.9%, of the 84 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year. This year, Kansas City has won 26 of 78 games when listed as at least -104 or worse on the moneyline. The Royals have an implied victory probability of 51% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup. Kansas City and their opponents have hit the over in 51 of their 106 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season. The Royals have posted a record of 49-57-0 against the spread this season.

NameGPAVG (Rank)OBP (Rank)SLG (Rank)HR% (Rank)K% (Rank)BB% (Rank)
Bobby Witt Jr.97.255 (76).298 (125).453 (53)3.8% (48)23.8% (106)5.0% (139)
Hunter Dozier89.251 (83).313 (106).425 (76)2.8% (82)22.6% (97)7.5% (92)
Nicky Lopez100.249 (90).308 (112).297 (150)0.0% (149)13.8% (19)6.7% (106)
Salvador Pérez64.215 (-).253 (-).458 (-)5.7% (-)27.5% (-)3.4% (-)
MJ Melendez75.229 (-).315 (-).417 (-)3.6% (-)26.8% (-)11.3% (-)

Red Sox vs. Royals Picks and Predictions

We pick that the Red Sox will pick up the victory in this matchup, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-115). 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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