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2018 MLB Season
(7-20) Kansas City Royals vs. Boston Red Sox (20-7)
Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Fenway Park, Boston Massachusetts
Projected Pitchers: Jakob Junis vs. Chris Sale
MLB Moneyline Odds: Red Sox -280 | Royals +255
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Red Sox -1.5 (-135)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7.5
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Kansas City Royals
Junis took the loss in his last start as it came against the Chicago White Sox. He went 5.2 innings giving up six earned off of six hits while striking out five and walking two. Chicago made Junis pay dearly as they rocked him for five home runs.
Every pitcher experiences duds, it is just part of the game. Besides this start Junis has been pretty solid while he has been exceeding expectation. His 3.34 ERA is nice, but it is also misleading as he owns a 5.78 FIP. The long ball is an issue for him and once his .155 BABIP starts to regress towards the mean, his 96% LOB% will surely take a hit along with the ERA.
Kansas City has continued their losing ways winning just two out of their last seven contests in that last week. Their lineup is slashing .253/.327/.382 to go along with 19 extra-base hits and 19 RBI in that span.
Boston Red Sox
Sale managed to pick up his second win and fourth quality start against the Toronto Blue Jays. It may have been his worst performance of the year. He wasn’t as dominant as usual but still went six innings giving up three earned off of four hits while striking out four and walking two.
In his last two starts, Sale has given up 10 hits, six runs, three home runs to go along with three walks and 14 strikeouts. With his 11.57 K/9, 2.06 BB/9, 1.03 HR/9, 2.31 ERA and 2.87 FIP, I’m not concerned at all about him. His ERA will take a tad hit once his .275 BABIP and 88% LOB% regresses, but it shouldn’t be anything significant.
Boston has been playing mediocre baseball in the last week winning three of their last six contests. Their lineup is slashing .244/.316/.366 to go along with 17 extra-base hits and 24 RBI during that span.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- KC are 7-21 in their last 28 overall.
- KC are 4-12 in their last 16 games on grass.
- KC are 2-6 in their last 8 road games.
- BOS are 9-3 in their last 12 home games.
- BOS are 42-17 in their last 59 games as a favorite.
- Under is 6-2 in BOS last 8 overall.
Free Kansas City Royals vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Prediction: Sale, Boston contain Kansas City
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Red Sox -1.5 & UNDER 7.5
Boston has only hit four home runs in the last week, so the lack of power hitting may play in Junis’ favor. He also owns a 1.20 ERA in 15 innings of work on the road this year. His only problem is he’s opposing one of the best pitchers in the league who just had two down games. Boston should create separation and cover the run line by the time it is all said and done.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Red Sox 5 – Royals 2
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