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Chicago White SoxKansas City Royals
Sep 18, 2:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Odds

73-78TEAM RECORD67-86

Kansas City will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the Chicago White Sox pay a visit to Kauffman Stadium.

Kansas City hands the ball to starter Bruce Chen in this one and he'll try to improve on his 11-7 mark on the year. Chicago counters with John Danks, who will try to quiet the fans and the Royals bats at the same time.

View Chi White Sox vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Royals were listed as -105 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Royals - White Sox odds would favor the White Sox if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Kansas City is rated No. 10 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Chicago is at No. 5 in the American League.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Kansas City's American League No. 6-ranked scoring average of 4.5 runs per game, against a White Sox offense rated No. 12 and scoring 4 runs per game in the league. The Royals have averaged 9.5 hits per game to date this season, more than the White Sox hitters have managed (8.6 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the American League's No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 4.1 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Chicago was a 10-3 loser on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Kansas City at -131 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Chicago suffered a 10-3 loss against Kansas City on Saturday, as Zach Stewart wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

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

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 1-9
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few White Sox at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Chi White Sox's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi White Sox's last 12 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Cleveland, Tuesday, September 20
Kansas City home to Detroit, Tuesday, September 20

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