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Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Odds
Kansas City will look to improve on its 15-10 record when take on Chicago, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Saturday.
Jeremy Guthrie gets the call for the Kansas City Royals and he will try to build on a 3-0 mark. In the other dugout, Dylan Axelrod brings a 0-1 ledger to the game for the White Sox as he tries to quiet the Royals bats.
The Royals - White Sox odds would favor the Royals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Kansas City is rated No. 2 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Chicago is at No. 13 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas City's No. 6 ranked American League offense (4.5 runs per game) against a White Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 5 in the American League at 4 runs allowed per game. The Royals have been averaging 9.2 hits per game, more than the White Sox have managed so far this season (7.6 hits on average).
Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the American League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Texas are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few White Sox at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games
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 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
Kansas City is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
Chi White Sox at Kansas City, Sunday, May 5