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Kansas City vs. Boston,
08/05/2019 19:10 EDT,
Score: 5 - 7
Total: -104/+11½ Over
10* Over Royals/Red Sox (7:10 ET): What a disastrous week it was for the Red Sox as they lost every game and now find themselves 6.5 games back of the Rays, not to mention 14.5 behind the Yankees. Those two division foes were the teams responsible for every loss during Boston's current slide, which hit eight straight after a 7-4 loss to the Yanks last night. Fortunately, this week sets up a little easier, certainly at first as the Sox welcome lowly Kansas City to town. The Royals have lost six in row themselves, so "something's gotta give" here. I believe we're going to see plenty of runs scored tonight. Take the Over.
During their eight-game slide, Boston has surrendered 58 runs or an average of more than 7.0 per game. With Rick Porcello on the mound tonight, that average isn't likely to dip. Porcello has been terrible of late w/ an 8.10 ERA and 1.74 WHIP his L3 starts, all of which have gone Over the total. His last one saw him give up six runs, in just 5 2/3 IP, and three home runs. It was the fifth time in his last seven starts that Porcello allowed five or more earned runs. He's allowed 10 HR's during that time and has a 9.35 ERA/1.875 WHIP! At least Boston has the third highest scoring offense in MLB at 5.7 rpg.
That brings us to Kansas City, who has given up 45 runs during its losing streak of six games. That's an average of 7.5 rpg and they've got Mike Montgomery going tonight, which doesn't seem like it will help those numbers. Montgomery has made only three starts so far and has a 7.94 ERA and 1.765 WHIP. The Red Sox swept the Royals in the only previous series between the teams this year, scoring 23 runs in the three games. With two bad pitchers and one of the top offenses in the game, Over is an easy call here. 10* Over Royals/Red Sox