Kansas City Royals at Boston Red Sox - 9/18/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

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

Game Info: Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 1:35 pm (Fenway Park)

Nick Pivetta (9-11) (4.31) vs Kris Bubic (2-12) (5.55)

Betting Odds: Boston Red Sox -196 / Kansas City Royals +145 --- Over/Under: 10.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kansas City Royals and Boston Red Sox face off on Sunday in an MLB showdown at Fenway Park. On Saturday it was the Royals that were able to secure the 9-0 victory. 

The Royals come into this game with a 58-88 record overall and they had lost four games in a row before winning on Saturday. The Royals offense and pitching overall this season have both really struggled. The offense is averaging 3.89 runs per game which is 24th this season, but on Saturday they scored nine runs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Red Sox who sit with a 70-75 record overall and they have lost three of their last four games. The only win was on Friday, and even in that game the offense only scored two runs. Tbe Red Sox are averaging 4.52 runs per game which is 10th best in the league. Rafael Devers is having a strong season hitting 26 home runs and driving in 79 RBIs. 

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On the mound for the Royals will be Kris Bubic who sits with a 2-12 record and an ERA of 5.55. In his last start against the Twins he went five innings giving up 10 hits and five runs.

On the mound for the Red Sox will be Nick Pivetta who sits with a 9-11 record and an ERA of 4.31. In his last start against the Yankees he went 5.1 innings giving up six hits and three runs. 

The Royals are 7-1 in their last eight games on Sunday. The over is 5-0 in Pivetta’s last five home starts. The under is 4-1 in the Royals last five games against the American League East. The Under is 5-1-2 in Red Sox last 8 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.

The Royals bats are going to be ice cold in this game. Overall the Royals have struggled to score and they are going to have issues getting going against Pivetta. Bubic in his last start gave up five runs, and the Red Sox are going to run up the score here. Back the Red Sox -1.5 to cash.

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Shane’s Pick Red Sox -1.5

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