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MLB Prop Bets: Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals – August 5, 2022

MLB Prop Bets: Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals - August 5, 2022
2022-08-05 20:10:00 EDT

The Boston Red Sox (53-54) face the Kansas City Royals (42-64) at Kauffman Stadium on Friday at 8:10pm (ET). Let’s take a look at the MLB Prop Bets for the matchup. Josh Winckowski is the probable pitcher for the Red Sox, while Zack Greinke is the probable pitcher for the Royals.

  • The Red Sox have a 47-52-8 O/U record this season (meaning 47 games have gone over the total runs line, 52 have gone under and eight have resulted in a push). The Royals have a 52-52-2 O/U record.

Scoring Insights

  • The Red Sox are averaging 4.5 runs per game this season (13th in the league). Comparatively, the Royals are averaging only 3.8 (27th).
  • In the field, the Red Sox are allowing 4.7 runs per game this season (24th in the league), while the Royals are allowing an average of 5.0 runs (26th).

Let’s take a look at how these teams perform in some other key statistical areas.

Batting Insights:

Batting Average

  • Looking at their batting averages this season, the Red Sox are at .252 (ranking 7th in the Major leagues), while the Royals are batting .245 (13th).

Home Runs

  • In terms of total home runs this season, the Royals have hit 87 (27th in the Major Leagues). Meanwhile, the Red Sox have managed 103 (18th).

Runs Batted In

  • Finally, looking at their runs batted in, the Red Sox have recorded 455 RBIs to rank 14th in the MLB this season. Comparatively, the Royals have recorded 388 RBIs to rank T26th.

Pitching Insights:

Earned Run Average

  • The Royals have an earned run average of 4.69 this season (27th in the Majors), while The Red Sox have an ERA of 4.30 (24th).

Strikeouts

  • Turning our attention to total strikeouts, the Red Sox have recorded 897 this season, ranking T15th in the MLB. Meanwhile, the Royals rank 27th for total strikeouts, recording 777.

Opponent Batting Average

  • Opponents are batting an average of .265 against the Royals this season (28th in the Major Leagues). Comparatively, the Red Sox’s opponents are at .250 (22nd).

First Innings Moneyline

  • Total Home Road Favorite Underdog Neutral Last 10
  • Red Sox 21-26-60 8-15-30 13-11-30 10-13-29 11-13-31 0-0-0 0-4-6
  • Royals 24-28-54 10-11-32 14-17-22 2-5-16 22-23-38 0-0-0 0-4-6

Lead After Three Innings

  • Total Home Road Favorite Underdog Neutral Last 10
  • Red Sox 34-43-30 15-24-14 19-19-16 19-18-15 15-25-15 0-0-0 0-7-3
  • Royals 34-37-35 17-19-17 17-18-18 7-7-9 27-30-26 0-0-0 0-5-5

NRFI/YRFI

  • The NRFI is 56-51 in Red Sox games this season. The Royals have a 52-54 NRFI record.

Last Time They Met

The Royals recorded a 7-3 victory over the Red Sox at Kauffman Stadium yesterday. Salvador Perez was unstoppable in that matchup, hitting a home run, a single and recording 4 RBIs. That result snapped the Red Sox’s four-game winning streak against the Royals.

Robert Steele's Free Pick:

Robert Steele

I'm not a fan of being called a "quants" (quantitative analyst) or "math wizard" but it's the truth. I'm a numbers guy. I love to crunch the data, make sense of it, and turn it into a winning bet.
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