Red Sox Vs Royals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 6, 2022

Written By Staff on August 6, 2022

The Kansas City Royals (42-65) will look for continued power from a slugger on a roll when they square off against the Boston Red Sox (54-54) on Saturday at 7:10 PM ET at Kauffman Stadium. Salvador Perez is on a two-game home run streak. Boston’s (-145 to win) Nathan Eovaldi and Kansas City’s (+122) Daniel Lynch pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

The insights in the following article reflect odds as of August 6, 2022 at 5:26 PM ET.

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Red Sox vs Royals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Eovaldi (BOS) Pitcher Lynch (KC)
5 – 3 W/L 4 – 7
87.2 IP 76.2
4.00 ERA 4.70
1.232 WHIP 1.552
8.8 K/9 9.4
1.6 BB/9 3.9

Red Sox Probable Starter Nathan Eovaldi

  • Eovaldi (5-3 with a 4.00 ERA and 86 strikeouts in 87 2/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Red Sox, his 17th of the season.
  • The right-hander’s most recent appearance came on Tuesday against the Houston Astros, when he went 6 2/3 innings, surrendering no earned runs while giving up four hits.
  • The 32-year-old has an ERA of 4.00, with 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings, in 16 games this season. Opponents are batting .260 against him.
  • Eovaldi is trying to earn his third quality start in a row in this game.
  • He will face a Royals offense that ranks 27th in the league with 410 runs while batting .245 as a unit. It has a collective .378 slugging percentage (23rd in MLB action) and has hit a total of 88 home runs (27th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 6, 2022 at 5:26 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Stats vs Eovaldi

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Michael A. Taylor 9 .111 1 0 0 .111 .222
Salvador Perez 9 .111 1 0 1 .111 .222
Nicky Lopez 6 .500 3 0 1 .500 1.167
Hunter Dozier 6 .500 3 0 0 .500 1.167
Ryan O’Hearn 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Sebastian Rivero 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Royals Probable Starter Daniel Lynch

  • The Royals’ Lynch (4-7) will make his 17th start of the season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Tuesday, when he allowed six hits in 5 2/3 scoreless innings against the Chicago White Sox.
  • The 25-year-old has an ERA of 4.70 and 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings with an opponent batting average of .275 in 16 games this season.
  • In 16 starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in one of them.
  • The Red Sox have scored 484 runs this season, which ranks 11th in MLB. They are batting .253 for the campaign with 103 home runs, 18th in the league.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 6, 2022 at 5:26 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Red Sox Stats vs Lynch

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS

Red Sox Betting Trends

  • The Red Sox have compiled a 32-23 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 58.2% of those games).
  • Boston has a record of 12-12 in games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -145 or shorter (50%).
  • The Red Sox have a 59.2% chance to win this contest based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • In the 108 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Boston, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 49 times (49-54-5).
  • The Red Sox have put together a 57-51-0 record against the spread this season.
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Royals Betting Trends

  • The Royals have entered the game as underdogs 85 times this season and won 31, or 36.5%, of those games.
  • Kansas City has entered 52 games this season as the underdog by +122 or more and is 18-34 in those contests.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Royals have a 45% chance to win.
  • Games involving Kansas City have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 52 of 107 chances this season.
  • The Royals are 49-58-0 against the spread in their 107 chances this season.

Red Sox Players to Watch

  • Rafael Devers has accumulated 116 hits, a team-best for the Red Sox. He’s batting .319 with 30 doubles, a triple, 23 home runs and 28 walks.
  • Among qualified hitters, Devers ranks fourth in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 15th and he is fourth in slugging.
  • Xander Bogaerts’ .388 on-base percentage and .459 slugging percentage are both team-highs, and he has 28 doubles, nine home runs and 41 walks while hitting .315.
  • Among qualifying hitters, Bogaerts ranks fifth in batting average, 10th in on-base percentage, and 41st in slugging.
  • Alex Verdugo is hitting .269 with 24 doubles, six home runs and 23 walks.
  • J.D. Martinez has 33 doubles, nine home runs and 32 walks while hitting .281.

Red Sox Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Alex Verdugo 391 .269 41 6 52 .310 .686
Xander Bogaerts 381 .315 59 9 47 .388 .847
Rafael Devers 364 .319 63 23 59 .375 .971
J.D. Martínez 356 .281 52 9 42 .345 .794
Tommy Pham 356 .236 60 11 39 .318 .689
Eric Hosmer 342 .266 34 8 41 .333 .719
Bobby Dalbec 264 .205 31 10 29 .280 .640
Jarren Duran 158 .228 20 2 12 .278 .658
Reese McGuire 158 .234 13 0 11 .272 .563
Christian Arroyo 137 .255 17 4 13 .309 .710

Royals Players to Watch

  • Bobby Witt Jr. leads Kansas City in slugging percentage (.453) and total hits (95) this season.
  • Of all the qualifying batters in MLB, Witt ranks 76th in batting average, 124th in on-base percentage and 50th in slugging percentage.
  • Hunter Dozier leads Kansas City with an OBP of .314 this season while batting .251 with 28 walks and 38 runs scored.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Dozier ranks 84th in batting average, 105th in on-base percentage and 71st in slugging percentage.
  • Perez has collected 55 base hits, an OBP of .252 and a slugging percentage of .465 this season.
  • MJ Melendez has 11 home runs, 31 RBI and a batting average of .230 this season.

Royals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bobby Witt Jr. 373 .255 54 15 53 .298 .751
Hunter Dozier 331 .251 38 10 35 .314 .740
Nicky Lopez 317 .246 38 0 13 .304 .597
MJ Melendez 269 .230 30 11 31 .319 .739
Salvador Pérez 256 .215 30 16 48 .252 .717
Michael A. Taylor 256 .277 31 6 28 .346 .733
Kyle Isbel 161 .205 14 2 13 .240 .551
Vinnie Pasquantino 124 .234 10 3 6 .324 .671
Ryan O’Hearn 85 .200 6 1 10 .266 .537
Nick Pratto 52 .192 3 1 4 .317 .663

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