Kansas City Royals vs Boston Red Sox 8/6/22 MLB Picks, Predictions, Odds

Boston Red Sox (54-54) vs. Kansas City Royals (42-65)
August 6, 2022 7:10 pm EDT
The Line: Kansas City Royals +124 / Boston Red Sox -146; Over/Under: +9
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The Boston Red Sox and Kansas City Royals meet Saturday in MLB action at Kauffman Stadium. The Boston Red Sox look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Kansas City Royals need a win after losing 8 of their last 11 games.

The Boston Red Sox have scored 11 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 10 games. The Red Sox have split their last 6 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Xander Bogaerts leads the Red Sox with 116 hits and 46 RBI, while Rafael Devers and Alex Verdugo have combined for 217 hits and 109 RBI. Nathan Eovaldi gets the ball, and he is 5-3 with a 4.11 ERA and 86 strikeouts this season. Eovaldi is 3-1 with a 3.12 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.

The Kansas City Royals have scored 12 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 7 of their last 11 games. The Royals have lost 7 of their last 8 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Bobby Witt Jr. leads the Royals with 96 hits and 53 RBI, while Hunter Dozier and Nicky Lopez have combined for 160 hits and 48 RBI. Daniel Lynch gets the ball, and he is 4-7 with a 4.70 ERA and 80 strikeouts this season. This will be Lynch’s first career game against the Red Sox.

The Red Sox are 3-8 in their last 11 road games and 6-15 in their last 21 overall. The Royals are 1-5 in their last 6 Saturday games and 3-7 in their last 10 overall. The under is 4-1 in Red Sox last 5 overall. The over is 5-2 in Royals last 7 overall. The Red Sox are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Kansas City and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

Nathan Eovaldi has been a mixed bag these days, but he’s been his best at home, where he has a 2.25 ERA and .216 allowed batting average. Daniel Lynch has struggled this year and that includes at home where he has a 5.97 ERA and .287 allowed batting average. I’d say the Red Sox have the edge on the mound here, and they need to take advantage of lesser teams if they’re going to stay in the playoff hunt. Reasonable price. Give me the Red Sox.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Boston Red Sox -146

Randy Chambers

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