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Chicago White Sox take on Royals in baseball test

Chicago White SoxKansas City Royals
Aug 22, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Odds

51-74TEAM RECORD64-61

The visiting White Sox hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at Kauffman Stadium against the Kansas City Royals.

For the Royals, James Shields gets the ball, charged with keeping the White Sox hitters off the base paths. He'll face Jose Quintana, 7-4 on the year.

View Chi White Sox vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The White Sox were listed as +-183 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Royals - White Sox odds would favor the Royals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Kansas City is rated No. 4 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Chicago is at No. 12 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Kansas City owns the No. 7 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.8 per game. By contrast, the White Sox are rated No. 9 in the same category at 8.6 per game.

Defensively, Chicago features the American League's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the American League at home, scoring 3.8 runs per game.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the White Sox at +164 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Chicago looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Royals, a 5-2 final on Wednesday in support of Andre Rienzo at Kauffman Stadium.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Texas are 7-3
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Washington are 1-8
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few White Sox at Royals trends to consider:
Chi White Sox are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
Chi White Sox are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Kansas City's last 12 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Kansas City's last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games

Next up:
Chi White Sox home to Texas, Friday, August 23
Kansas City home to Washington, Friday, August 23

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