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Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Preview

Kansas City RoyalsChicago White Sox
July 28, 2:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox Odds

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U.S. Cellular Field hosts an MLB battle between the Chicago White Sox and the visiting Kansas City Royals on Sunday.

Chicago sends Hector Santiago out against Bruce Chen for the Royals in this game. Santiago is 3-4 with a 3.24 ERA on the season, while Chen is 1-0 on the year and has a 0.75 ERA.

View Kansas City vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Royals listed as underdogs of -109 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 12 (White Sox) and the No. 5 (Royals) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 15-rated American League offense, averaging 3.7 runs per game, against a Royals defense that ranks No. 2 in the American League at 3.9 in runs allowed per game. The White Sox have averaged 8.5 hits per game so far, less than Royals batters have averaged on the year (8.7 hits per game).

Kansas City brings the American League's No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the White Sox's league No. 9-ranked defense.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 1-0 winner as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at +150 were rewarded, while the 1 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Kansas City threw a shutout at Chicago in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Wade Davis to defeat Chicago 1-0 on Saturday.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 0-10
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Royals at White Sox trends to consider:
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Chi White Sox's last 15 games when playing Kansas City
Chi White Sox are 7-15 SU in their last 22 games when playing Kansas City
Chi White Sox are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Minnesota, Tuesday, July 30
Chi White Sox at Cleveland, Monday, July 29