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Kansas City RoyalsChicago White Sox
May 11, 8:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox Odds

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The White Sox get a visit from the Kansas City Royals in baseball action on Friday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The match puts starter Felipe Paulino for the Royals on the hill facing Gavin Floyd for the White Sox. Paulino brings a 1-0 mark to the game, while Floyd is 2-3 to date on the season.

View Kansas City vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the White Sox in this one will find them as -150 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the White Sox at No. 6 in the American League and the Royals at No. 12 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 9 ranked American League offense (4 runs per game) against a Royals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 in the American League at 5 runs allowed per game. The White Sox have been averaging 8.2 hits per game, less than the Royals have managed so far this season (8.9 hits on average).

Kansas City brings the American League's No. 12-rated defense to this matchup, facing the White Sox's league No. 3-ranked defense.

Kansas City won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Red Sox on May 9. Bettors who backed the Royals at +150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Kansas City rolled to a 4-3 win against Boston on Wednesday, as Bruce Chen and the Royals' bats led the team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Last time out for Chicago, they were an 8-1 winner as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the White Sox at +100 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The White Sox enjoyed an 8-1 victory at the expense of the Indians on Wednesday, with Jake Peavy throwing 7 innings of 7-hit ball at Progressive Field.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After playing Boston 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 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Royals at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing Chi White Sox
Kansas City is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing Chi White Sox
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games when playing Kansas City
Chi White Sox are 5-11 SU in their last 16 games
Chi White Sox are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing Kansas City
Chi White Sox are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games at home

Next up:
Kansas City at Chi White Sox, Saturday, May 12

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