Royals vs. Red Sox Odds, Picks, & Predictions

MLB regular season action resumes on Thursday August 10, 2023 as the Kansas City Royals and Boston Red Sox square off for the final game of a four-game set at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.

Royals vs. Red Sox Prediction

Big total here but fully justified. My biggest concern here is actually the rain. I am just hoping they can get this game to the full 9 innings before the night is over as another weather system moves into an already water-logged New England area.

The Royals are expected to use Cox in the early innings here, who's struggled as a starter this season. Kansas City is then expected to bring in Marsh in a long relief spot, who's struggled across the board.

The Red Sox will start Paxton, and he's been hit hard in each of his last two starts. He'll be facing a Royals' offense that has enjoyed success at the plate in recent weeks.

The Red Sox should enjoy success at the plate here as well, as they generally hit well at home and the Kansas City bullpen is also a weakness.

So, all factors considered, look for yesterday's surprisingly low-scoring game to prove to be an aberration and things get back to big hitting here.

Take the over.

Pick: Over 10.5 (-105)

Royals vs. Red Sox Odds

KC @ BOS Odds

Royals vs. Red Sox Betting Resources

Date: Thursday, August 10, 2023
Venue: Fenway Park
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
TV-Time: MLB.TV, 7:10 p.m. ET
Expert Picks

The Red Sox are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games. (Getty)

Royals vs. Red Sox Betting Stats

Kansas City Royals
SU: 37-79
ATS: 46-70
O/U: 55-61

Boston Red Sox
SU: 59-55
ATS: 58-56
O/U: 59-55

Straight Up (SU), Against the Spread (ATS), Over-Under (O/U)
Points Per Game (PPG), Opponents Points Per Game (OPPG)

Royals vs. Red Sox Betting Preview

In an exciting clash of American League foes, the Kansas City Royals are set to face off against the Boston Red Sox tonight in a matchup that promises to deliver some thrilling MLB action.

The Royals don't win many games, but they are primarily led by their offense. Boasting a lineup that includes power hitters like Salvador Perez and a mix of young talent and seasoned veterans, they've consistently put pressure on opposing pitchers. The Royals' recent form has been impressive, with a string of victories that reflect their ability to produce runs.

On the other side, the Boston Red Sox are more of a well-rounded team, combining solid pitching and a potent offense. Their lineup features standout performers like Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers, who have consistently delivered in crucial moments.

As we approach tonight's game, several factors come into play that could influence the outcome. The starting pitchers will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in setting the tone. If the Royals can manage to get runners on base and work their way into Boston's bullpen, they might be able to exploit the weaknesses of the Red Sox's relief pitchers. Conversely, the Red Sox will look to control the pace and maintain their lead with disciplined hitting and efficient pitching.

Both teams have demonstrated the ability to mount comebacks, making this matchup an enticing prospect for in-game betting enthusiasts. Bettors should keep an eye on the teams' recent performances, injury updates, and head-to-head statistics, which could provide valuable insights into potential outcomes.

In a game where momentum can shift at any moment, predicting a clear winner becomes a challenging task. While the Royals have shown impressive form, the Red Sox's well-rounded approach gives them an edge. Bettors might consider exploring options like run totals, player performance props, or live betting opportunities to maximize their chances of a successful wager.

But push comes to shove, the 'over' appears to be the best play here.

Royals vs. Red Sox Betting Trends

  • The total has gone OVER in five of Kansas City's last seven games.
  • The Royals are 1-4 SU in their last five games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston's last 15 games.
  • The Red Sox are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in seven of Boston's last nine home games.
  • The Royals are 2-4 SU in their last six games against Boston.
  • The Royals are 4-16 SU in their last 20 road games.