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

Hunter Dozier will try to notch his 100th hit (he has 99) when his Kansas City Royals (57-87) square off against the Boston Red Sox (70-74) at 4:10 PM ET on Saturday.

The Red Sox are favored (-159 moneyline odds to win) when they take on the Royals (+136). The Red Sox will give the ball to Rich Hill (7-6) versus the Royals and Brady Singer (8-4). The over/under for the game is set at 9 total runs.

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Red Sox vs. Royals Last 10 Games Betting Performance

Red Sox

  • Boston has been listed as the moneyline favorite by bookmakers only two times in the last 10 games, and won both matchups.
  • Over their last 10 outings, the Red Sox and their opponents combined to hit the over on the total three times (all 10 games had set totals).
  • Boston’s ATS record is 7-3-0 over its past 10 games.

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Royals

  • Kansas City has played as the underdog in seven of its past 10 games and has gone 1-6 in those contests.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Royals and their opponents have failed to hit the over six times.
  • Kansas City has won five of its last 10 games against the spread.
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Red Sox vs. Royals Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Rich Hill

  • The Red Sox have gone 9-13-0 against the spread when Hill starts.
  • The Red Sox are 8-4 in Hill’s 12 starts this season with Boston as the moneyline favorite.
  • Over Hill’s 22 starts, his team is 12-10.
  • Hill’s starts with a set total this season have gone over the run total in 10 of 22 contests.

Projected starter: Brady Singer

  • Singer and his team are 16-7-0 ATS this season when he starts.
  • His team has won 68.8% of his starts when they are underdogs on the moneyline (11-5).
  • Singer’s team has won 13 of his 21 starts.
  • Games started by Singer have a 8-13-2 record at hitting the over this season.

Red Sox Batting Leaders

  • Rafael Devers paces the Red Sox in home runs (26) and runs batted in (79).
  • Devers’ home runs rank 26th in MLB and he ranks 27th in RBI in MLB.
  • Devers takes a two-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is batting .300 with a double, a home run, two walks and six RBI.
  • Xander Bogaerts has a club-high .315 batting average.
  • Bogaerts ranks 108th in homers and 53rd in RBI among hitters in MLB.
  • Alex Verdugo is hitting .283 with 35 doubles, a triple, nine home runs and 39 walks.
  • Tommy Pham is batting .243 with 19 doubles, a triple, 16 home runs and 51 walks.

Royals Batting Leaders

  • Bobby Witt Jr. leads Kansas City in runs batted in with 72 while batting .247, which is also best on the team.
  • In all of Major League Baseball, Witt Jr. ranks 54th in homers and 39th in RBI.
  • Salvador Perez is slugging .457 this season, with a team-best 21 homers while driving in 69 runs.
  • Perez ranks 47th in home runs and 48th in RBI among all MLB hitters this year.
  • Perez takes a three-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is hitting .263 with a home run and two RBI.
  • MJ Melendez has 85 hits this season and a slash line of .217/.314/.388.
  • Michael A. Taylor is batting .267 with an OBP of .329 and a slugging percentage of .379 this season.
  • Taylor has hit safely in two straight games. During his last five outings he is batting .188 with three walks and two RBI.

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