Kansas City Royals vs Boston Red Sox Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 4 (8/4): MLB
- Aug 4, 2022, 1:47:01 AM
Credit: photo by Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
|Time||8:10 p.m. EST|
|Red Sox money line||+170|
|Red Sox run line||+1.5 (-110)|
|Royals money line||-210|
|Royals run line||-1.5 (-110)|
|Over / under||9|
|Boston Red Sox||Kansas City Royals|
|Road / home record||27-25||33-17|
|Last 10 record||5-5||4-6|
|Over / under record||46-50-9||37-62-5|
|Runs / game||4.52||4.49|
|Runs allowed / game||4.74||3.37|
The Kansas City Royals and the Boston Red Sox will play the 3rd game of the series at the Minute Maid Park on Wednesday. The Red Sox took the win 2-1 in the second game of the series. Devers homered with two RBI in his return from the injured list.
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox get here with a 53-52 record and have won 4 of their last 6 games. The team is averaging 4.52 runs per game. They're batting for .255 AVG, 468 runs scored in 905 hits and 100 home runs, ranking #13 in offense in the league, behind the Colorado Rockies. Rafael Devers is leading the team with 22 home runs and 55 RBI, batting for .324 AVG while Trevor Story leads in RBI's with 58.
Defensively they are allowing 4.74 runs per game and rank #24 in the league. Nick Pivetta leads the team with 8 wins recorded with a 4.47 ERA and 114 strikeouts.
Nick Pivetta (8-8, 4.51 ERA) will be on the mound for the Red Sox in the 3rd game of the series. Pivetta worked behind an opener in his last outing. He allowed 2 runs on 4 hits across 4.1 innings pitched against the Brewers.
Kansas City City Royals
The Royals get to this game with a 41-63 record and have lost 6 of their last 8 games. The team is averaging 3.82 runs per game. They're batting for .246 AVG, 394 runs scored in 848 hits and 82 home runs, ranking #27 in offense in the league behind the Washington Nationals. Bobby Witt Jr is batting for a .255 AVG. 51 RBI and 14 home runs.
Defensively they are allowing 5.06 runs per game and ranking #27 in the league. Brad Keller leads the team with a 4.18 ERA, 73 strikeouts and 5 wins recorded for the Royals.
Kris Bubic (2-6, 5.27 ERA) will be on the mound for the Royals in the 3rd game of the series. On Thursday, Bubic pitched 6.2 innings against Seattle, surrendering two runs on four hits, two walks, and three strikeouts. He did not factor in the decision. He has a record of 2-0 with an ERA of 4.09 and 10 strikeouts in 2 appearances against the Red Sox in his career.
Boston Red Sox are 5-10 SU in their last 15 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Boston's last 13 games when playing on the road against Kansas City.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games against Boston.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Kansas City's last 12 games at home.
The Royals continue to struggle have struggled offensively as they have scored 1.8 runs per game in the last 3. Bubic will take the mound for the Royals who has been solid lately but was pounded by the Red Sox last season. Nick Pivetta will get the ball for the Red Sox who has struggled this season and is holding a high 4.51 ERA. Expect both offenses to find success against these pitchers. Take the over.
PICK: Over 9 (-110)
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