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MLB betting line favors Royals over White Sox

Chicago White SoxKansas City Royals
June 23, 2:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Odds

31-41TEAM RECORD34-38

The Royals get a visit from the Chicago White Sox in baseball action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Royals will turn to James Shields and his 2-6 record as they look for a win in this one, while the White Sox send Dylan Axelrod (3-4) to the hill.

View Chi White Sox vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Chicago before the first pitch in this match found them as +-161-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 8 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Royals at No. 3 in the American League and the White Sox at No. 13 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting White Sox rank No. 12 in the American League at 8.2 hits per game. That compares with Kansas City’s No. 8 ranking in that category.

Kansas City owns the American League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's American League No. 7-rated defense.

In their last action, Chicago was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Chicago at +112 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The White Sox enjoyed a 3-2 victory at the expense of the Royals on Saturday, with Jose Quintana throwing 5 1/3 innings of 5-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 3-2
After playing Kansas City are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

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

A few White Sox at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi White Sox's last 12 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Kansas City's last 12 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 9 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
Kansas City is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Chi White Sox home to NY Mets, Tuesday, June 25
Kansas City home to Atlanta, Tuesday, June 25