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Chicago White SoxKansas City Royals
Sep 16, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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The Kansas City Royals will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Chicago White Sox invade Kauffman Stadium on Friday.

Felipe Paulino will take the mound for Kansas City, and he'll carry a 3-6 record into the contest. Philip Humber gets the ball for Chicago; he's 9-8 so far this season.

View Chi White Sox vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Royals were listed as -124 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 sit at No. 10 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the White Sox sit at an American League No. 5 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Kansas City has the American League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 9.5 hits per game. The White Sox average 8.6 hits per game, good for No. 8 on the American League list.

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the American League's No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 4 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

Chicago was a 7-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Royals. They lost as -106 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors. Chicago didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-2 to Kansas City on Thursday at Kauffman Stadium.

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

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few White Sox at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Chi White Sox are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kansas City is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Kansas City, Saturday, September 17

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