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MLB betting line favors White Sox over Royals

Kansas City RoyalsChicago White Sox
Aug 14, 2:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at U.S. Cellular Field on Sunday as host Chicago battles the Kansas City Royals in baseball odds action.

Kansas City puts its faith in starter Jeff Francis to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 4-12. Getting the ball for the White Sox is John Danks, who owns a 4-9 record on the season with a 4.00 ERA.

View Kansas City vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the White Sox in this one will find them as -160 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the White Sox at No. 6 in the American League and the Royals at No. 9 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 8 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.6 per game. By contrast, the Royals are rated No. 3 in the same category at 9.3 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the American League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the American League's No. 12 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 5-4 loser on the road against the White Sox. Bettors on Chicago at -145 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Kansas City looks to rebound from a loss to the White Sox, who beat them 5-4 on Saturday behind a start from Jake Peavy at U.S. Cellular Field.

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

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 8-2
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Royals at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games on the road
Kansas City is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Chi White Sox are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games
Chi White Sox are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City home to NY Yankees, Monday, August 15
Chi White Sox home to Cleveland, Tuesday, August 16

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