Boston Red Sox vs. Kansas City Royals – MLB – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

J.D. Martinez has 99 hits, and will try to notch his 100th when the Boston Red Sox (53-53) play the Kansas City Royals (41-64) on Thursday at 8:10 PM ET.

The Red Sox are a favorite (-134) against the Royals (+114). The matchup on the mound for this contest is set with the Boston Red Sox looking to Nick Pivetta (8-8), and Kris Bubic (2-6) answering the bell for the Kansas City Royals. The total in the game is set at 8.5 total runs.

Red Sox vs. Royals Predictions

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Red Sox vs. Royals Last 10 Games Betting Performance

Red Sox

  • Boston has a 1-2 record over the three games it was favored on the moneyline in its last 10 matchups.
  • In their last 10 outings — all had a set run total — the Red Sox and their opponents combined to hit the over on the total three times.
  • Boston’s ATS record is 5-5-0 over its past 10 games.


  • Kansas City has played as the underdog in seven of its past 10 games and won two of those contests.
  • When it comes to hitting the over, the Royals and their opponents are 4-6-0 in their last 10 games with a total.
  • Kansas City has four wins against the spread in its last 10 chances.

Red Sox vs. Royals Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Nick Pivetta

  • The Red Sox have gone 12-9-0 ATS in Pivetta’s 21 starts with a set spread.
  • The Red Sox have been favored on the moneyline in nine of Pivetta’s starts this season, and they went 6-3 in those games.
  • Pivetta’s team is 11-10 in his 21 starts.
  • Pivetta’s starts hit the over on the run total 12 times in 21 games with a set total this season.

Projected starter: Kris Bubic

  • Bubic and his team have a record of 6-10-0 against the spread when he starts.
  • His team is 3-9 this season when he starts and they are the moneyline underdog.
  • In games Bubic has started, his team is 5-11.
  • In Bubic’s 16 starts with a total, the teams have hit the over eight times.

Red Sox Batting Leaders

  • Rafael Devers has put up a team-best batting average of .322, while leading the Red Sox in home runs (23).
  • Devers ranks 14th in homers and 27th in RBI among all batters in baseball.
  • Xander Bogaerts has 28 doubles, nine home runs and 41 walks while batting .312.
  • Bogaerts ranks 136th in home runs and 71st in RBI among MLB hitters this season.
  • Alex Verdugo has 22 doubles, six home runs and 22 walks while hitting .264.
  • Martinez is hitting .284 with 32 doubles, nine home runs and 32 walks.

Royals Batting Leaders

  • Bobby Witt Jr. is batting .255 with 15 home runs and 52 RBI. All three of those stats lead Kansas City hitters this season.
  • Among all batters in MLB, Witt Jr.’s home run total is 44th, and his RBI total is 45th.
  • Hunter Dozier is batting .251 with an OBP of .314 and a slugging percentage of .424 this season.
  • Dozier is 108th in home runs and 146th in RBI among all major league hitters this year.
  • Nicky Lopez has collected 77 base hits, an OBP of .303 and a slugging percentage of .296 this season.
  • MJ Melendez has 59 hits and an OBP of .312 to go with a slugging percentage of .405 this season.

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