Kansas City Royals vs Boston Red Sox Betting Odds & Game Analysis | August 5


By Claudio Fortuna | August 5, 2022 10:35 AM

The Boston Red Sox visit the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium, taking the field at 8:10pm ET on Friday August 5th, 8:10pm ET. The Kansas City Royals are 1-run underdogs in the game, and the Over/Under is set at 9 runs.

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the Major League Baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Kansas City Royals.

Kansas City and Boston Betting Info

  • Each of the Royals’ last four games against AL East opponents have gone OVER the total runs line.
  • The Red Sox have lost each of their last six games as favorites.

Boston Red Sox Stats

Season Stats
Team Batting AVG .252
Team OBP .313
AVG Runs Scored 4.5
Team ERA 4.31
Team WHIP 1.31
Starters ERA 4.34
Starters WHIP 1.31

Key Players for Boston

  • Tanner Houck: 3.15 ERA, 8.40 K/9, 1.18 WHIP
  • Darwinzon Hernandez: 14.29 ERA, 11.12 K/9, 2.65 WHIP
  • Joshua Winckowski: 5.00 ERA, 5.60 K/9, 1.51 WHIP
  • Julio Martinez: .281 Batting Avg, .346 OBP, .449 SLG, .795 OPS, 52 Runs
  • Xander Bogaerts: .309 Batting Avg, .383 OBP, .455 SLG, .838 OPS, 58 Runs
  • Kevin Plawecki: .183 Batting Avg, .271 OBP, .250 SLG, .521 OPS, 9 Runs
  • Eric Hosmer: .000 Batting Avg, .250 OBP, .000 SLG, .250 OPS, 0 Runs
  • Rafael Devers: .322 Batting Avg, .378 OBP, .603 SLG, .981 OPS, 63 Runs
  • Alex Verdugo: .264 Batting Avg, .304 OBP, .367 SLG, .671 OPS, 39 Runs
  • Thomas Pham: .250 Batting Avg, .250 OBP, .417 SLG, .667 OPS, 2 Runs
  • Jarren Duran: .229 Batting Avg, .280 OBP, .379 SLG, .659 OPS, 20 Runs
  • Christian Arroyo: .255 Batting Avg, .309 OBP, .401 SLG, .710 OPS, 17 Runs

Kansas City Royals Stats

Season Stats
Team Batting AVG .245
Team OBP .308
AVG Runs Scored 3.8
Team ERA 4.69
Team WHIP 1.46
Starters ERA 4.82
Starters WHIP 1.44

Key Players for Kansas City

  • Scott Barlow: 2.31 ERA, 8.52 K/9, 1.07 WHIP
  • Luke Weaver: 0.00 ERA, 18.00 K/9, 2.00 WHIP
  • Kristofer Bubic: 5.27 ERA, 7.51 K/9, 1.54 WHIP
  • Mervyl Melendez: .229 Batting Avg, .315 OBP, .417 SLG, .732 OPS, 30 Runs
  • Nicholas Pratto: .184 Batting Avg, .305 OBP, .347 SLG, .652 OPS, 2 Runs
  • Nicholas Lopez: .249 Batting Avg, .308 OBP, .297 SLG, .605 OPS, 38 Runs
  • Robert Witt Jr.: .257 Batting Avg, .300 OBP, .456 SLG, .756 OPS, 54 Runs
  • Vincent Pasquantino: .218 Batting Avg, .314 OBP, .336 SLG, .650 OPS, 9 Runs
  • Michael A. Taylor: .275 Batting Avg, .344 OBP, .384 SLG, .728 OPS, 31 Runs
  • Salvador Perez: .215 Batting Avg, .253 OBP, .458 SLG, .711 OPS, 29 Runs
  • Kyle Isbel: .203 Batting Avg, .238 OBP, .297 SLG, .535 OPS, 14 Runs
  • Hunter Dozier: .248 Batting Avg, .310 OBP, .419 SLG, .729 OPS, 37 Runs

In their first and only matchup this season on August 4, 2022, the Royals won by a score of 7-3.

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