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Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox Odds
The Chicago White Sox host Kansas City on Friday, looking to build on their 40-59 mark against the 48-51 Royals in MLB betting action at U.S. Cellular Field.
For the White Sox, Jose Quintana gets the ball, charged with keeping the Royals hitters off the base paths. He'll face James Shields, 4-7 on the year.
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Royals listed as favorites of 105 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for updates at 5Dimes.
The White Sox sit at No. 12 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Royals sit at an American League No. 5 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Royals rank No. 7 in the American League at 8.7 hits per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 10 ranking in that category.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the American League's No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the American League's No. 4 mark in runs allowed.
The Royals were a 7-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Orioles. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at +129 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. Kansas City got the job done in their last match in a 7-1 victory over Baltimore on Thursday at Kauffman Stadium behind starter Jeremy Guthrie.
The White Sox were a 7-4 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +135 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. The White Sox enjoyed a 7-4 victory at the expense of the Tigers on Thursday, with Jake Peavy throwing 7 innings of 4-hit ball at U.S. Cellular Field.
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After playing Baltimore are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 3-7
A few Royals at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Kansas City's last 13 games when playing Chi White Sox
Kansas City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi White Sox's last 13 games when playing Kansas City
Chi White Sox are 8-17 SU in their last 25 games
Chi White Sox are 5-11 SU in their last 16 games at home
Kansas City at Chi White Sox, Saturday, July 27