free pick Boston Red Sox vs. Kansas City Royals 4-10-10

April 10, 2010


The Boston Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Kauffman Stadium.

Ace Josh Beckett will be the starting pitcher for the Red Sox on this day. Righthander Beckett is 0-0 this season with a 9.64 ERA.

Meanwhile, it’ll be ace Zack Greinke who starts for the Royals. Righthander Greinke is 0-0 with a 1.50 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Red Sox listed as 120-moneyline favorites versus the Royals, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.

Rick Ankiel went 4-for-4 and drove in three runs to lead the Royals to a 4-3 win over the Red Sox on Friday. The Royals won that game as +130 underdogs, while the seven runs went UNDER the posted over/under (9.5).

John Parrish collected the win in relief, and Joakim Soria closed out the ninth for his first save of the season.

Daniel Bard gave up the winning run in relief and was tagged with the loss.

Current streak:
Boston has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Boston: 1-3 SU
Kansas City: 2-2 SU

Boston most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 7-3
After a loss are 1-9

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Boston are 1-9
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Boston is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing Kansas City
Boston is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Boston is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Kansas City is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
Kansas City is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing Boston
Kansas City is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games

Next up:
Kansas City home to Boston, Sunday, April 11

Free Pick: Red Sox  -115

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