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Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox Betting Preview

Chicago White SoxKansas City Royals
July 18, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Odds

46-49TEAM RECORD38-57

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Chicago duelling Kansas City on Monday at Kauffman Stadium.

The Royals will turn to Kyle Davies and his 1-8 record as they look for a win in this one, while the White Sox send Mark Buehrle (6-5) to the hill.

View Chi White Sox vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the White Sox listed as favorites of 110 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Royals sit at No. 9 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the White Sox sit at an American League No. 6 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas City has the American League's No. 7-rated offensive output, at 9.1 hits per game. The White Sox average 8.7 hits per game, good for No. 9 on the American League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Kansas City has the American League's No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the White Sox own the American League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Chicago was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Tigers. Bettors on Detroit at -115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Tigers, who beat them 4-3 on Sunday behind a start from Brad Penny at Comerica Park.

Kansas City lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Twins on July 17. Bettors who backed the Twins at -126 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Kansas City didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-3 to Minnesota on Sunday at Target Field.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

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

A few White Sox at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Chi White Sox are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
Kansas City is 9-4 SU in their last 13 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
Kansas City is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games at home

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Kansas City, Tuesday, July 19

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