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2021 MLB Handicapping
(43-28) Boston Red Sox vs. Kansas City Royals (31-38)
Date: Sunday, June 20th, 2021
Time: 2:10 PM ET
Venue: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, MO
Projected Pitchers: Nathan Eovaldi (BOS) vs. Mike Minor (KC)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Mets-140 Nationals +120
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Red Sox -1.5, Royals +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 10
The Red Sox will face the Royals in Kansas City for game 3 Sunday at 2:10 ET.
These teams have split the first 2 games of the series.
Nathan Eovaldi is going for the Red Sox and Mike Minor will go for the Royals.
Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox are exceeding expectations that people had for them going into the season. They came into this series having won 11 out of their last 16 games.
They have a record of 43-28 which makes them tied for 1st place in the American League East with the Rays.
Boston took two games against the Braves before this series against the Royals. They scored 20 runs in those games.
Martin Perez earned the win on Saturday. He went 5 innings and only allowed 1 run. This is a good sign for him because he got crushed in his previous 2 starts.
Nathan Eovaldi has a 7-3 record and a 3.65 ERA. He looked very good in his last start against the Blue Jays where he went 6.2 innings and did not allow a run. This was a bounce back outing for him after he got hit hard by the Astros.
The Red Sox pitching has been better than what a lot of people thought it would be. They have a 4.26 ERA which is 17th in baseball.
The Red Sox offense is one of the best in baseball. They are ranked 3rd scoring 5.03 runs per game.
They are led by hitter such as Alex Verdugo, J.D. Martinez, Xander Bogaerts, and Rafael Devers.
Boston has hit 89 home runs which is 11th best in baseball.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals have had an up and down year. They come into this game struggling of late.
They are 3rd in the American League Central with a record of 31-38. The White Sox are 11.5 games ahead of them.
Before the game 1 win against the Red Sox, they had lost their previous 6 games. In that Span, they got outscored 41-19. Game 1 was better as they beat the Red Sox 5-3. Game 2 was a struggle as they lost 7-1.
Mike Minor is 5-4 with a 4.63 ERA. His last start came against the A’s and he looked very good. He went 7 innings and only allowed 1 run.
Kansas City pitching has struggled this year. They have a 4.66 ERA which is 22nd best in the league.
The offense has been solid, scoring over 4 runs a game.
The home run numbers are toward the bottom with 68 of them hit.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Red Sox are 6-1 in their last 7 road games.
- Red Sox are 5-1 in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Red Sox are 7-2 in their last 9 road games vs. a left handed starter.
- Red Sox are 9-4 in their last 13 games as a favorite.
- Royals are 25-53 in their last 78 games vs. the American League East.
- Royals are 1-5 in their last 6 home games.
- Royals are 1-6 in their last 7 games overall.
- Royals are 1-6 in their last 7 games on grass.
Boston Red Sox vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Prediction:
At this moment, I do not feel that confident with the Royals based on how they have been playing. On the other hand, I feel very good with the Red Sox.
The Boston offense went quiet in the 1st game, but that changed in game 2 when they scored 7 runs. I would expect them to have another good offensive performance on Sunday.
The Red Sox have the starting pitcher advantage. Eovaldi is the better arm and has had a better year. I think he will be able to pitch effectively against the Royals and his team will be able to do enough against Mike Minor and their bullpen to earn a win.
I’m going with the Red Sox to win straight up.
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