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Kansas City Royals battle vs Chicago White Sox highlights MLB odds menu

Chicago White SoxKansas City Royals
Aug 21, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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The Kansas City Royals will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Chicago White Sox invade Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday.

It's a pitching duel between Jeremy Guthrie for the Royals (12-9 on the year) and Andre Rienzo for Chicago (0-0 so far).

View Chi White Sox vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Royals as -172 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Royals sit at No. 4 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the White Sox sit at an American League No. 12 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kansas City's No. 13-rated American League offense, averaging 4 runs per game, against a White Sox defense that ranks No. 8 in the American League at 4.3 in runs allowed per game. The Royals have averaged 8.8 hits per game so far, more than White Sox batters have averaged on the year (8.6 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Kansas City has the American League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the White Sox own the American League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 2-0 winner as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the White Sox at +177 were rewarded, while the 2 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. John Danks silenced the Royals bats in a 2-0 victory last time out versus Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium.

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

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

A few White Sox at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Chi White Sox
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas City's last 11 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Kansas City's last 14 games at home

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Kansas City, Thursday, August 22