Kansas City Royals at Boston Red Sox - 9/17/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Boston Red Sox (70-74) vs Kansas City Royals (57-88)

Game Info: Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 4:10 pm (Fenway Park)

Rich Hill (7-6) (4.65) vs Brady Singer (8-4) (3.27)

Betting Odds: Boston Red Sox -152 / Kansas City Royals +115 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kansas City Royals and Boston Red Sox meet Saturday in MLB action at Fenway Park. The Kansas City Royals look to snap a 4-game losing streak. The Boston Red Sox look for a win after splitting their last 6 games.

The Kansas City Royals have scored 3 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 5 of their last 7 games. The Royals have lost 5 straight games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Bobby Witt Jr. leads the Royals with 129 hits and 72 RBI, while Michael A. Taylor and Hunter Dozier have combined for 199 hits and 79 RBI. Brady Singer gets the ball, and he is 8-4 with a 3.21 ERA and 131 strikeouts this season. This will be Singer’s first career game against the Red Sox.

The Boston Red Sox have scored 11 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 5 of their last 7 games. The Red Sox have lost 4 of their last 6 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Xander Bogaerts leads the Red Sox with 160 hits and 67 RBI, while Alex Verdugo and Rafael Devers have combined for 294 hits and 145 RBI. Rich Hill gets the ball, and he is 7-6 with a 4.56 ERA and 86 strikeouts this season. Hill is 2-2 with a 5.76 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.

The Royals are 17-36 in their last 53 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 Saturday games. The Red Sox are 4-0 in their last 4 Saturday games and 5-2 in their last 7 home games. The under is 4-1 in Royals last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Red Sox last 5 home games. The Royals are 21-44 in the last 65 meetings in Boston and 6-16 in the last 22 meetings.

The Boston Red Sox should be favored at home, but I'm not laying juice with the aging Rich Hill, especially at home where he has a 5.88 ERA and .284 allowed batting average. Brady Singer has actually pitched well this season with his 3.21 ERA and 1.14 WHIP. It's hard to make a case for the Kansas City Royals in their current form, but there's value with them as an underdog given the pitching edge. It's Royals or pass for me.

Randy’s Pick Kansas City Royals +115

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