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Gavin Floyd White Sox at Home vs Kansas City in MLB Clash

Kansas City RoyalsChicago White Sox
April 4, 2:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox Odds

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Chicago will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Kansas City Royals pay a visit to U.S. Cellular Field.

Jeremy Guthrie gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Royals on this day; he's 0-0 on the season. The White Sox, meanwhile, will counter with Gavin Floyd, who will be looking to improve on his 0-0 mark.

View Kansas City vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Royals listed as underdogs of +-120 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 7 (White Sox) and the No. 6 (Royals) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has the American League's No. 8-rated offensive output, at 8 hits per game. The Royals average 6 hits per game, good for No. 11 on the American League list.

Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 3 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the American League at home, scoring 3 runs per game.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the White Sox at -145 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Royals endured a 5-2 loss at the hands of the White Sox on Wednesday, with Ervin Santana throwing 6 innings of 5-hit ball at U.S. Cellular Field.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Philadelphia are 3-3
After playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Seattle are 8-2
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Royals at White Sox trends to consider:
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 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 8 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Kansas City at Philadelphia, Friday, April 5
Chi White Sox home to Seattle, Friday, April 5