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Luke Hochevar out to silence White Sox bats in MLB contest

Chicago White SoxKansas City Royals
July 14, 7:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the Kansas City vs Chicago battle on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium as the Royals try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Kansas City sends Luke Hochevar out against Jake Peavy for the White Sox in this game. Hochevar is 6-8 with a 5.14 ERA on the season, while Peavy is 7-5 on the year and has a 2.85 ERA.

View Chi White Sox vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Royals in this one will find them as +105 underdogs on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 8-rated Royals and the league No. 4-ranked White Sox, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Kansas City owns the No. 3 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.3 per game. By contrast, the White Sox are rated No. 6 in the same category at 9 per game.

Defensively, Chicago features the American League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.4 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the American League at home, scoring 4.1 runs per game.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 9-8 winner as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the White Sox at -110 were rewarded, while the 17 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Chicago needed extra innings to get the job done against the Royals on Friday as the White Sox defeated them 9-8 at Kauffman Stadium.

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

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 8-2
After a loss are 3-7

A few White Sox at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Chi White Sox are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi White Sox's last 11 games when playing Kansas City
Chi White Sox are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Kansas City's last 11 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games at home
Kansas City is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Kansas City, Sunday, July 15

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