Gavin Floyd White Sox at Home vs Kansas City in MLB Clash
Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox Odds
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.
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.
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.
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
Kansas City at Philadelphia, Friday, April 5
Chi White Sox home to Seattle, Friday, April 5