The Boston Red Sox play host to the Kansas City Royals in game three of their series on Wednesday night. Martin Perez will go for the Boston Red Sox. He has a record of 5-4 and a ERA of 4.09. The Kansas City Royals will give the ball to Mike Minor. He has a 6-5 record and a 5.12 ERA. The Red Sox have taken both games in this series and have been swinging red hot bats. That should carry on tonight.
The Pick: Red Sox ML (-162)
The Why: Red Sox Bats
The Red Sox come in winning each of their last five. They have scored an average of 6.2 runs a game. Their offense ranks third in MLB in runs scored and they are hitting a team average of .260 which ranks 3rd in the league. They don’t have the bug names that we are use to seeing the Red Sox have but they get contributions from everyone. However, their two main catalysts have been Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers.
Bogaerts is hitting .327 and has an OPS of .941. Devers is hitting .282 and has a slugging percentage of .570. Both have been excellent at home this year and should be able to put up some damage on Mike Minor. Minor’s last time out was against a not great Rangers lineup that tagged him for 9 earned runs and 11 hits in 5 innings pitched. He has been hit or miss all year and he is facing a hot Red Sox lineup at home that is putting runs up at a crazy clip.
We’re rolling with the Red Six to get this done tonight. I think the Red Sox could put up 7 to 8 runs alone, which should give Perez plenty of support. The Royals are nit. great team win the road and have struggled greatly over the last week. Take the Red Sox to get it done again.
Trends We’re Betting On
Royals are 0-7 SU in their last 7
Red Sox are 3-12 SU in their last 15 against the Royals
Royals are 0-7 SU last 7 road games
Red Sox are 6-0 SU in their last 6 home games
Yesterday’s Pick: Braves ML ❌
The Braves should’ve won this game. Morton was rolling but then had a bomb hit off of him. Mets scored all four runs on the 7th and the Braves could never recover.
Pick Of The Day Record: 11-17-1
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