Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals 8-4-22

Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals 8/4/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals 8/4/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Boston Red Sox and Kansas City Royals will meet Thursday evening at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Boston will look for a win after splitting their last 10 games of the season.

 

The Red Sox recently lost to the Houston Astros to a score of 6-1 yesterday. The loss snapped them off their 3-game winning run. 

 

First baseman Eric Hosmer, acquired in a trade with San Diego on Tuesday, will join the team in the opener of a four-game set against Kansas City. Boston is 5th at 53-53 in the AL East Division. 

 

The Red Sox have a 53-53 record overall and a 27-26 record in road games. Red Sox hitters have a collective .407 slugging percentage to rank fifth in the AL.

 

In the past 10 contests, the team is 5-5, with a .219 batting average, a 3.84 ERA, and was outscored by eight runs. Third Baseman Rafael Devers leads the Red Sox with 23 home runs while slugging .605. LF Alex Verdugo is 10-for-39 with three doubles and three RBI.

 

  • The Boston Red Sox are 5-1 SU in their last 6 matches with the Royals.
  • The Red Sox are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games on the road.
  • Boston is 7-2 SU in their last 9 games on the road against Kansas City.

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Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals Predictions 8/4/2022

 

At the City of Fountains, the Kansas City Royals lost their last 2 bouts to the Chicago White Sox to scores of 2-9 and 1-4, respectively. Kansas City scored 5 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 4 of their last 5 games.

 

The Royals lost 7 of their last 8 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. SS Bobby Witt Jr. leads the Royals with 92 hits and 51 RBI while 3B Hunter Dozier and SS Nicky Lopez combined for 158 hits and 48 RBI.

 

Kris Bubic gets the ball, and he is 2-6 with a 5.45 ERA and 61 strikeouts this season. Bubic is 1-1 with a 9.45 ERA and 5 strikeouts in his career with the Red Sox.

 

The Kansas City Royals are 5th at 41-64 in the American League Central Division and are 5-7 in their last 12 outings of the season. The Royals have a 22-30 record at home and are 24-14 in games when they scored five or more runs.

 

The team’s top performers are Witt Jr. with a .255 batting average, has 19 doubles, five triples, 15 home runs, 20 walks, and 52 RBI. Center Fielder Michael A. Taylor is 10-for-34 with three RBI over the last 10 games.

 

  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 5 matches at home.
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Kansas City’s last 11 games at home against Boston.
  • Kansas City are 5-11 SU in their last 16 games against an opponent in the American League.

Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals. The MLB pick for this game is the Boston Red Sox. Nick Pivetta is not consistent with his up and down performances; he allowed 25 runs in 24 innings in the month of July.

 

In Addition, Kris Bubic hasn’t been much better this season. He has a 6.32 ERA and .295 allowed batting average at home.

 

The Red Sox need to take advantage of a series like this if they’re going to reach the playoff spot. The Kansas City Royals are going nowhere fast, and their offense is even worse since the trade deadline. The Red Sox will take over the field in this match predicted to a score of 6-4.

 

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Boston Red Sox vs Kansas City Royals 8/4/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:10 PM (EDT)

 

Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri

 

Date: Thursday, August 4, 2022

 

TV: Bally Sports Kansas City, Fox Sports Kansas City

 

MLB Odds: Boston Red Sox -136

 

MLB Totals: 8.5

 

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