Royals visit Chicago White Sox in MLB clash
Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox Odds
Kansas City pays a visit to Chicago on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the White Sox bats in baseball action at U.S. Cellular Field.
Jeremy Guthrie gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Royals on this day; he's 3-11 on the season. The White Sox, meanwhile, will counter with Jose Quintana, who will be looking to improve on his 4-1 mark.
The White Sox were listed as -200 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9.5 earlier on Monday.
The White Sox - Royals odds would favor the White Sox if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 6 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Kansas City is at No. 8 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 8 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.8 per game. By contrast, the Royals are rated No. 2 in the same category at 9.3 per game.
Kansas City brings the American League's No. 11-rated defense to this matchup, facing the White Sox's league No. 5-ranked defense.
Kansas City won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the White Sox on August 7. Bettors who backed the Royals at +185 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Kansas City got the job done in their last match in a 5-2 victory over Chicago on Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Field behind starter Bruce Chen.
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Baltimore are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After a win are 2-8
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Oakland are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
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 on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games when playing Chi White Sox
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing at home against Kansas City
Chi White Sox are 13-3 SU in their last 16 games at home
Chi White Sox are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games
Kansas City at Baltimore, Thursday, August 9
Chi White Sox home to Oakland, Friday, August 10