Red Sox vs Royals Today: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Saturday, August 6

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At Kauffman Stadium on Saturday, the Boston Red Sox (54-54) play the Kansas City Royals (42-65), with first pitch at 7:10 PM ET. The Red Sox will give the start to Nathan Eovaldi (5-3), and the Royals will counter with Daniel Lynch (4-7).

Despite playing on the road, the Red Sox are still a decent moneyline favorite (-141) over the Royals (+119). The contest has an over/under set at 9.

Red Sox vs. Royals Odds

Run Line

Boston Red Sox (-1.5)

Moneyline

Red Sox (-141)

Total

9 Runs (Over: -119, Under: -103)

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

  • Game Day: Saturday, August 6, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:10 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

The Red Sox defeated the Royals 7-4 yesterday, with Josh Winckowski getting the win (5.00 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 4 K) and Alex Verdugo leading the way offensively (going 3-for-4 with two doubles). Zack Greinke (4.00 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 2 K) took the loss for the Royals.

Betting Trends

Red Sox Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Red Sox have won 32 out of the 55 games, or 58.2%, in which they’ve been favored. Boston has a record of 13-14 in games where bookmakers favor them by at least -141 on the moneyline. Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Red Sox have a 58.5% chance to win. Boston and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 49 of their 108 opportunities. The Red Sox are 57-51-0 ATS in their 108 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Rafael Devers 91 .319 (4) .375 (15) .596 (4) 5.8% (11) 18.4% (62) 7.1% (97)
Xander Bogaerts 103 .315 (5) .388 (10) .459 (41) 2.1% (106) 20.8% (85) 9.5% (57)
Alex Verdugo 101 .269 (50) .310 (111) .376 (121) 1.4% (131) 11.2% (7) 5.5% (130)
J.D. Martínez 94 .281 (36) .345 (44) .449 (54) 2.3% (100) 24.2% (114) 8.1% (82)
Eric Hosmer 92 .266 (57) .333 (71) .386 (109) 2.1% (106) 14.6% (27) 9.3% (64)

Royals Betting Records and Team Stats

The Royals have been chosen as underdogs in 85 games this year and have walked away with the win 31 times (36.5%) in those games. Kansas City has a mark of 19-38 in contests where sportsbooks favor them by +119 or worse on the moneyline. Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Royals have a 45.7% chance of pulling out a win. Kansas City and their opponents have gone over in 52 of their 107 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season. The Royals have posted a record of 49-58-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Bobby Witt Jr. 97 .255 (76) .298 (124) .453 (50) 3.8% (48) 23.8% (108) 5.0% (138)
Hunter Dozier 90 .251 (84) .314 (105) .426 (71) 2.8% (83) 22.6% (99) 7.7% (90)
Salvador Pérez 65 .215 (-) .252 (-) .465 (-) 5.9% (-) 28.1% (-) 3.3% (-)
MJ Melendez 76 .230 (-) .319 (-) .420 (-) 3.6% (-) 26.4% (-) 11.7% (-)
Nicky Lopez 101 .246 (98) .304 (117) .293 (149) 0.0% (148) 14.5% (25) 6.7% (105)

Red Sox vs. Royals Picks and Predictions

Our best pick for Red Sox vs. Royals sees the Red Sox (-141 on the moneyline) as the pick to win. For the over/under, we pick the over on 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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