Chicago White Sox take on Royals in baseball test
Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Odds
Baseball bettors look for value at Kauffman Stadium on Friday as host Kansas City battles the Chicago White Sox in baseball odds action.
Dylan Axelrod gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the White Sox on this day; he's 0-1 on the season. The Royals, meanwhile, will counter with Jeremy Guthrie, who will be looking to improve on his 3-0 mark.
Bettors looking to side with the Royals in this matchup found them as -145 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 8.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 2-ranked Royals and the American League No. 13-rated White Sox in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Kansas City's American League No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.5 runs per game, against a White Sox offense rated No. 14 and scoring 3.6 runs per game in the league. The Royals have averaged 9.2 hits per game to date this season, more than the White Sox hitters have managed (7.6 per nine innings).
Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the American League's No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.
The White Sox were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +145 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Chicago rolled to a 3-1 win against Texas on Thursday, as Hector Santiago and the White Sox' bats led the team to victory at Rangers Ballpark.
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Texas are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few White Sox at Royals trends to consider:
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 7 of Chi White Sox's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games
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 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
Kansas City is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
Chi White Sox at Kansas City, Saturday, May 4