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Jake Peavy faces Bruce Chen in MLB odds action

Kansas City RoyalsChicago White Sox
Aug 7, 8:10 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 Tuesday when the Kansas City Royals pay a visit to U.S. Cellular Field.

For the White Sox, Jake Peavy gets the ball, charged with keeping the Royals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Bruce Chen, 7-9 on the year.

View Kansas City vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Royals were listed as +-200 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the White Sox at No. 6 in the American League and the Royals at No. 8 in the American League heading into this contest.


How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has the American League's No. 5-rated offensive output, at 8.9 hits per game. The Royals average 9.4 hits per game, good for No. 2 on the American League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the American League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4.4 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the White Sox at -226 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Royals were saddled with a loss last time out in Luis Mendoza's start, as they lost 4-2 against Chicago on Monday at U.S. Cellular Field.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

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

A few Royals at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 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 6 games
Kansas City is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games
Kansas City is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 13-2 SU in their last 15 games at home
Chi White Sox are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 8 games at home

Next up:
Kansas City at Chi White Sox, Wednesday, August 8