Kansas City Royals (37-78) vs Boston Red Sox (58-55)
Kansas City Royals vs Boston Red Sox 8/10/2023. The Kansas City Royals will return to Fenway Park on Thursday night to conclude their series against the Boston Red Sox. The Royals have a dismal mark of 37-78, placing them last in the AL Central. In the two weeks prior to this game, Kansas City won seven of its last ten matches while playing its best baseball of the year. After succumbing to Boston in game one of the series on Tuesday night, the Royals bounced back with a commanding 9-3 win.
Despite possessing a 58-55 record, the Red Sox are now in last place in the very competitive AL East. With eight losses in their previous ten games, the Red Sox are in a severe funk. The Red Sox’s Monday night loss to the Royals was a setback. Against the lowest-ranked team in the league, they conceded 9 runs.
Kansas City Royals vs Boston Red Sox Game Information
Time: 7:10 PM ET.
Date: Thursday, August 10, 2023
Venue: Fenway Park in Boston, MA
TV Channel: MLBN
Austin Cox (0–1, 3.58 ERA) vs James Paxton (6–3, 3.60 ERA)
Pitcher Alec Marsh will start for Kansas City on Thursday. Marsh is searching for his first victory of the year after losing five straight games. Given that the Royals are in the bottom three for both runs scored and runs allowed, it should be no surprise that they are the worst team in their division. Salvador Perez is having a stellar season at Kansas City. He has 45 RBI and 17 home runs to lead his squad.
James Paxton, a pitcher for the Red Sox, will start this game. He had an outstanding season, starting out with a 6-3 record. The Red Sox are still a top-5 team at the plate, but the AL East competition is better in bullpens. Rafael Devers leads Boston with 26 home runs and 76 RBI, while Justin Turner tails close with 71 RBIs.
Odds/Point Spread: Boston Red Sox -240, Total Odds: 9
Thursday night, support Paxton and the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox haven’t been at their best, but they’ll bounce back tomorrow by dominating the diamond. They averaged 5.4 runs per game at Fenway Park, thanks to their strong home offense (.287 BA/.352 OBP/.465 SLG/.817 OPS). However, their breakthrough month of July (.284/.340/.475/.815) is ready for positive reversion even if they haven’t yet carried over into August. They will next fall victim to youngster Marsh, who could not make it beyond the fifth inning.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
- The total hung OVER in 5 of the Kansas City Royals’ last 7 matches.
- The Kansas City Royals are 1-4 SU in their last 5 matches.
- The Royals are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against the Red Sox.
- The team is 4-16 SU in their last 20 road matches.
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
- The total remained UNDER in 10 of Boston’s last 15 outings.
- The Red Sox is 3-8 SU in their last 11 matches.
- The total stayed UNDER in 7 of Boston’s last 9 home defenses.
- The Boston Red Sox is 9-2 SU in their last 11 games at home against Kansas City.
- Boston is 2-5 SU in their last 7 matches against a team in the American League.
- The total stayed UNDER in 5 of Boston’s last 7 games with an AL Central Division team.
Kansas City Royals vs Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals vs Boston Red Sox: In August, the Royals seemed to be a different team when they won seven out of their last 10 games. The Red Sox have had trouble recently; if they want to win back-to-back games, their bullpen must perform better. Paxton needs to do better on Thursday as well. He wasn’t at his best in his previous game, but he ought to be better against the weaker Royals. When facing left-handed pitchers this season, the visitors have a.308 OBP, hitting.230/.284,.379/.661 on the road. That won’t be enough to keep the score in the game’s favor, especially when the KC bullpen takes the mound (5.26 ERA), which is known for its leaks. The Red Sox starting pitcher James Paxton will win this game at home.
Free Pick and Prediction: The Boston Red Sox will win 7-4.