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Kansas City RoyalsChicago White Sox
Sep 8, 4:05 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox Odds

62-76TEAM RECORD74-63

MLB wagering interest swings to the Chicago vs Kansas City battle on Saturday at U.S. Cellular Field as the White Sox try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Bruce Chen, with a record of 10-11 on the season, gets the ball for the Royals, while the White Sox trot Chris Sale to the mound in this one. He is 15-6 so far in 2012.

View Kansas City vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the White Sox as -215 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 7-rated Royals taking on the American League's No. 5-rated White Sox in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has the American League's No. 5-rated offensive output, at 8.8 hits per game. The Royals average 9.3 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the American League list.

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. 10 mark in runs allowed.

The Royals were a 7-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at +134 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. Kansas City rolled to a 7-5 win against Chicago on Friday, as Luis Mendoza and the Royals' bats led the team to victory at U.S. Cellular Field.

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

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

A few Royals at White Sox trends to consider:
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
Kansas City is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 8 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 8 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games

Next up:
Kansas City at Chi White Sox, Sunday, September 9

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