Kansas City Royals vs. Boston Red Sox - 6/19/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Boston Red Sox (29-39) at Kansas City Royals (38-25)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 19, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
Eduardo Rodriguez (2-1) (3.55) vs. Y Ventura (3-6) (4.68)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -142 / Boston Red Sox +132 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Kansas City, NESN
The Kansas City Royals and the Boston Red Sox face off on Friday at Kauffman Stadium for game one of their MLB series.
The Kansas City Royals have continued last season’s sharp play as they lead the American League Central. The Royals are 8-2 in their last 10 games, 21-11 at home, and they have a 3.5 game lead on the Twins in the standings. As a team the Royals are hitting .271 with Mike Moustakas hitting .323, Eric Hosmer hitting .293, and Lorenzo Cain hitting .291. The Royals pitching staff has an ERA of 3.36 with the starters at 4.20 and the bullpen at 1.97. For game one against the Red Sox the Royals start Yohan Pino who has allowed 12 hits and one earned runs while striking out 13 over 14 innings for a 0-1 record and a 0.64 ERA all in relief.
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The Boston Red Sox have been a big disappointment this season and they are in last place in the American League East. The Red Sox are 2-8 in their last 10 games, 13-21 on the road, and they are nine games behind the Yankees in the AL East standings. As a team the Red Sox are hitting .250 with Dustin Pedroia hitting .307, Xander Bogaerts hitting .288, Pablo Sandoval hitting .270. The Red Sox pitching staff has an ERA of 4.54 with the starters at 4.90 and the bullpen at 3.86. For game one against the Royals the Red Sox start Eduardo Rodriguez who has allowed 16 hits and 10 runs while striking out 22 over 25.1 innings for a 2-1 record and a 3.55 ERA.
Kansas City is 7-2 in their last 10 games, 12-4 against a left-handed starter, and 1-4 against the AL East. Boston is 2-5 against the AL Central, 2-8 in their last 10 games, and 0-5 against a team with a winning record. Boston is 6-1 in their last seven games against Kansas City.
Because of the late insertion of Piho as the starter the line for this one isn’t out as of yet so please check back when the odds are posted.