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Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox Preview

Chicago White SoxKansas City Royals
Aug 20, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Odds

49-74TEAM RECORD64-59

Chicago pays a visit to Kansas City on Tuesday, hoping to shut down the Royals bats in baseball action at Kauffman Stadium.

It's a pitching duel between Ervin Santana for the Royals (8-6 on the year) and John Danks for Chicago (2-10 so far).

View Chi White Sox vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the White Sox listed as underdogs of +-177 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.

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:
On offense, it's a battle between Kansas City and its American League No. 12-rated batting order, averaging 4 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 15 lineup of the White Sox at 3.7 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the American League's No. 9-rated road mark, allowing 4.3 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

Chicago won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Twins on August 18. Bettors who backed the White Sox at +114 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Chicago got the job done in their last match in a 5-2 victory over Minnesota on Sunday at Target Field behind starter Hector Santiago.

The Royals were a 6-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -168 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Kansas City didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-3 to Detroit on Sunday at Comerica Park.

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

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

A few White Sox at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Chi White Sox's last 16 games when playing Kansas City
Chi White Sox are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 10 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Kansas City's last 16 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 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
Kansas City is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Kansas City, Wednesday, August 21