Wild cards and maybe even division races focus on key matchups like KC Boston tonight on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball. In Beantown, many of our natural inclinations go towards the over. An expectation of a lot of runs via this potent Red Sox offense. However after we look at the momentum of the two starters here, our tunes might be changed a little bit. Great to see everyone here again at HRWager as we attempt to pluck profit from this prime time matchup at 8PM EST.
KC Boston : Line Movement
Boston is one of those brand names that inspires wagering based on whom they are. A modest ML of -135 has been bet on overnight to the tune of -147 for the home team. Do they have that much of a decided advantage over a hot Royals team? Rodriguez for the Red Sox is polarizing in our eyes. WHIP under one with an ERA 2.35 in his last three outings. However, he usually does not last beyond five innings even in his good starts. For this reason, if one wanted to go with the Red Sox then the bettor would have to be comfortable with their bullpen in this one.
Venutra Gearing Up
Meanwhile Ventura is even better in his last three. WHIP under one like his counterpart but with a smaller ERA of 1.86. Over twenty strikeouts to give him plenty of punch to get him out of jams. Hard to believe that the line movement in this one is going against KC. Has to be a legion of Red Sox’s fans betting on a prime time game that is doing the damage here.
Total of nine runs and the little movement on it since it has been issued means that the linesmakers suspect something odd in this one. Two pitchers doing this well should not combine for a 9. High humidity should give the ball plenty of lift for a fluke hr or two here. No way Boston should be bet full game ML. Five inning line possibly but this is KC +125 ML written all over it. Good fortune and we will see you later here at HRWager.