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2021 MLB Handicapping
(33-46) Kansas City Royals vs. Boston Red Sox (50-31)
Date: Thursday, July 1st, 2021
Time: 1:10 PM ET
Venue: Fenway Park, Boston, MA
Projected Pitchers: Kris Bubic (KC) vs. Nathan Eovaldi (BOS)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Royals +210 | Red Sox -240
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Red Sox -1.5 (-210)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 10
Boston has taken over first place in the American League East. It will be looking to strengthen that lead when it hosts Kansas City on Thursday night. The series is scheduled to play a 4 game weekday series.
The Royals enter this series on a 5 game losing streak, meanwhile the Red Sox come in with momentum after sweeping their rival New York Yankees at home in 3 games.
Hunter Renfroe homered twice, the second to break a sixth-inning tie, and the Red Sox rallied from a four-run deficit to beat Kansas City 6-5 on Monday.
J.D. Martinez drove in 4 runs, including 2 runs on a go-ahead double in the sixth inning, and the Boston Red Sox outlasted the slumping Kansas City Royals 7-6 on Thursday.
J.D. Martinez and Hunter Renfroe homered and Martin Perez pitched two-run ball into the sixth inning as the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 6-2 Wednesday night in a game delayed by poor weather twice.
Kansas City Royals
Kansas City has been ice-cold dating back to the beginning of July. The Royals have only won three games since July 4, getting swept by the Angels, Tigers, Yankees and Rangers this month.
Kansas City is tied with Minnesota and Detroit for last place in the AL Central at 33-45 overall. Their offense has been decent this season, ranking 11th with a team batting average of .241.
Veteran catcher Salvador Perez leads the team with 82 hits, including a team-high 18 HR’s. He is batting .281 and has a .310 OBP.
Boston Red Sox
Boston is coming off one of its best series of the season. The Red Sox had been in a bit of a rough patch compared to their overall record, losing 3 of their last 4 games heading into the weekend. They bounced back in a big way, sweeping the Yankees.
The Red Sox have retaken sole possession of the AL East lead, half a game ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays. Their offense ranks 3rd in the MLB with a team batting average of .258.
Shortstop Xander Bogaerts has been one of the best hitters in baseball this season, batting .330 with 90 total hits. Third Baseman Rafael Devers has been the teams biggest bat, hitting team highs with 64 RBI’s on 19 HR’s.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Royals are 33-46 overall
- Royals are 15-27 on the road
- Red Sox are 50-31 overall
- Red Sox 26-17 at home
Kansas City Royals vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Prediction:
The Royals are struggling in a big way, losing eight consecutive games. The pitching continues to be exploited which is bad news up against this Red Sox offense.
Through the 3 games in this series so far, Boston has outscored Kansas City 19-13 as the Red Sox offense continues to be one of the best in baseball.
Take Boston to complete the sweep and score big again.
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