Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals 08/05/2022 Best Predictions, Preview and Top Spread
Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals 08/05/2022 – The Boston Red Sox will continue their four-game series against the Kansas City Royals from Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Red Sox are stuck at the bottom of the AL East but they are right behind their opponents. The Royals have been a disaster and are way behind the .500 mark. Kansas City is ahead of the Detroit Tigers as they remain fourth in the AL Central Division. The best baseball predictions are updated online as these teams clash in this exciting game.
Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals 08/05/2022
|When:||Friday, August 5, 8:10 PM ET|
|Where:||Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri|
Boston Red Sox
With a 53-54 record in the AL East, the Boston Red Sox is one game behind the .500 mark. Boston is right behind the Orioles and they need to be consistent with their success if they want to win. The Red Sox dropped their series opener against the Royals with a 7-3 final score. Boston is yet to reveal their starter for this game. Rafael Devers continues to lead from the plate with a batting clip of .322 and a team-high of 23 home runs.
Players to watch: Alex Verdugo LF (GP 100, AB 387, R 39, H 102, 2B 22, 3B 0, HR 6, RBI 52, TB 142, BB 22, SO 47, SB 1, AVG 0.264, OBP 0.304, SLG 0.367, OPS 0.671, WAR -0.5), Xander Bogaerts SS (GP 102, AB 376, R 58, H 116, 2B 28, 3B 0, HR 9, RBI 46, TB 171, BB 41, SO 90, SB 7, AVG 0.309, OBP 0.383, SLG 0.455, OPS 0.838, WAR 3.8).
Kansas City Royals
The Royals are 42-64 on the season and are coming off a neat victory against the Red Sox. Kansas is trailing the White Sox by a dozen games and they need to start rethinking their strategy. Zack Greinke will be delivered to the mound as their starter in this game. The righty is holding a 3-6 record on the season with an ERA of 4.41 and 50 Ks in total. Kansas Has Michael A. Taylor as their leader in batting with an average of .275.
Players to watch: Whit Merrifield 2B (GP 95, AB 383, R 51, H 92, 2B 23, 3B 1, HR 6, RBI 42, TB 135, BB 30, SO 61, SB 15, AVG 0.24, OBP 0.29, SLG 0.352, OPS 0.643, WAR -0.2), Bobby Witt Jr. SS (GP 96, AB 373, R 54, H 96, 2B 19, 3B 5, HR 15, RBI 53, TB 170, BB 20, SO 95, SB 21, AVG 0.257, OBP 0.3, SLG 0.456, OPS 0.756, WAR 0.9).
Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals Betting Numbers
Boston Red Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games.
Boston are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games.
Red Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Kansas City.
Boston are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Boston’s last 12 games when playing on the road against Kansas City.
Kansas City Royals
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 7 games.
Kansas City are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 6 games against Boston.
Total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 6 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Kansas City’s last 12 games when playing at home against Boston.
Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals Betting Picks
The online sportsbook betting picks are in favor of the Red Sox to win and cover in this second game. Boston won seven of their last nine games played against the Royals and they are all set to rebound.
Score Prediction: Red Sox 5, Royals 2.