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Kansas City Royals host Chicago White Sox in baseball action

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Aug 17, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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Kauffman Stadium hosts an MLB battle between the Kansas City Royals and the visiting Chicago White Sox on Friday.

Luis Mendoza gets the call for the Kansas City Royals and he will try to build on a 5-7 mark. In the other dugout, Chris Sale brings a 14-3 ledger to the game for the White Sox as he tries to quiet the Royals bats.

View Chi White Sox vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Royals were listed as +130 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 8-ranked Royals and the American League No. 5-rated White Sox in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Kansas City and its American League No. 11-rated batting order, averaging 4.1 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 4 lineup of the White Sox at 4.8 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the American League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.6 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

The White Sox were a 7-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Blue Jays. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -145 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Chicago rolled to a 7-2 win against Toronto on Thursday, as Francisco Liriano and the White Sox' bats led the team to victory at Rogers Centre.

Kansas City was a 3-0 loser in its last match at home against the Athletics. They lost as -106 favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Royals were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Oakland staff and losing 3-0 to the Athletics on Thursday at Kauffman Stadium.

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

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

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

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Kansas City, Saturday, August 18

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