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Kansas City Royals vs Boston Red Sox 8/5/22 MLB Picks, Predictions, Odds

Boston Red Sox (53-53) vs. Kansas City Royals (41-64)
August 5, 2022 8:10 pm EDT
The Line: Kansas City Royals -102 / Boston Red Sox -116; Over/Under: +9
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The Boston Red Sox and Kansas City Royals meet Friday in MLB action at Kauffman Stadium. The Boston Red Sox look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. The Kansas City Royals look for a win after splitting their last 6 games.

The Boston Red Sox have scored 6 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 4 straight games. The Red Sox have lost 5 of their last 8 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Rafael Devers leads the Red Sox with 115 hits and 57 RBI, while Xander Bogaerts and Alex Verdugo have combined for 217 hits and 97 RBI. Josh Winckowski gets the ball, and he is 4-5 with a 5.00 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. This will be Winckowski’s first career game against the Royals.

The Kansas City Royals have scored 10 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 7 of their last 10 games. The Royals have lost 7 of their last 8 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Bobby Witt Jr. leads the Royals with 92 hits and 51 RBI, while Hunter Dozier and Nicky Lopez have combined for 158 hits and 48 RBI. Zack Greinke gets the ball, and he is 3-6 with a 4.41 ERA and 50 strikeouts this season. Greinke is 2-5 with a 5.09 ERA and 35 strikeouts in his career against the Red Sox.

The Red Sox are 3-7 in their last 10 road games and 6-14 in their last 20 overall. The Royals are 8-21 in their last 29 during game 2 of a series and 2-7 in their last 9 overall. The under is 4-0 in Red Sox last 4 overall. The under is 5-0 in Royals last 5 home games. The Red Sox are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Kansas City and 16-5 in the last 21 meetings.

Josh Winckowski isn’t a pitcher I’m running to the window to back and while Zack Greinke has had his struggles this season, he’s been at his best at home where he has a 1.65 ERA and .224 allowed batting average. You could argue we’re getting the better pitcher here at home. Not to mention, neither offense is producing much these days. Give me the Royals and the cheaper price.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Kansas City Royals -102

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.
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