Royals visit Chicago White Sox in MLB clash
Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox Odds
The Chicago White Sox host Kansas City on Monday, looking to build on their 0-0 mark against the 0-0 Royals in MLB betting action at U.S. Cellular Field.
Chris Sale gets the call for the Chicago White Sox and he will try to build on a 0-0 mark. In the other dugout, James Shields brings a 0-0 ledger to the game for the Royals as he tries to quiet the White Sox bats.
The visitors opened as +-145 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 7.5 for those preferring over under wagers.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the White Sox at No. 7 in the American League and the Royals at No. 6 in the American League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Royals rank No. 3 in the American League at 0 hits per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 3 ranking in that category.
Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the American League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 0 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 1-0 loser as they battled the Tigers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -104 were rewarded, while the 1 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Kansas City didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Luis Marte in a losing cause, 1-0, against Detroit on Wednesday.
The White Sox were a 9-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Indians. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +128 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Gavin Floyd chucked 7 shutout innings at the Indians in their last game, striking out 6 in a 9-0 win against Cleveland in baseball action at Progressive Field.
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
A few Royals at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games on the road
Kansas City is 9-2 SU in their last 11 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 10 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games at home
Kansas City at Chi White Sox, Wednesday, April 3