Luis Mendoza, Francisco Liriano take mound in White Sox vs Royals tilt
Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox Odds
The White Sox get a visit from the Kansas City Royals in baseball action on Friday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
Chicago sends Francisco Liriano out against Luis Mendoza for the Royals in this game. Liriano is 5-11 with a 5.12 ERA on the season, while Mendoza is 6-8 on the year and has a 4.47 ERA.
If you're going with the White Sox in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -165 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 7-rated Royals taking on the American League's No. 5-rated White Sox in this contest.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Royals rank No. 3 in the American League at 9.3 hits per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 8 ranking in that category.
Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the American League's No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 4.4 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.
Kansas City lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Rangers on September 6. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -121 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Kansas City lost a tight one on Thursday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 5-4 score against Texas at Kauffman Stadium.
Chicago was a 6-2 winner in its last match at home against the Twins. They won as -195 favorites, while the total score of 8 made winners of UNDER bettors. Chicago got the job done in their last match in a 6-2 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field behind starter Jake Peavy.
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 9-1
After a win are 6-4
A few Royals at White Sox trends to consider:
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games
Kansas City at Chi White Sox, Saturday, September 8