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Kansas City Royals

Chicago White Sox
83-75 September 26, 2013, 08:10 PM | U.S. Cellular Field 62-96



The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Chicago and Kansas City on Thursday, with the host White Sox trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Kansas City puts its faith in starter Jeremy Guthrie to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 14-12. Getting the ball for the White Sox is Andre Rienzo, who owns a 2-2 record on the season with a 5.04 ERA.

View Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox Odds and Stats.

On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Chicago sat as 121 Underdog earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 8.5, according to 5Dimes.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the White Sox rated this week at No. 29 and the Royals sitting at No. 9.

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Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 6-0 loser as they battled the Mariners on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mariners at -118 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Kansas City didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Hisashi Iwakuma in a losing cause, 6-0, against Seattle on Wednesday.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 7-2 loser as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at -290 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The White Sox endured a 7-2 loss at the hands of the Indians on Wednesday, with Dylan Axelrod throwing 5 2/3 innings of 8-hit ball at Progressive Field.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Royals rank No. 11 at 8.89 hits per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 15 ranking in that category.

Kansas City brings the No. 6-rated defense to this matchup, facing the White Sox's No. 23-ranked defense.

A few Royals at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games
Chi White Sox is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing Kansas City


Next up:
Kansas City at Chicago, Friday, September 27th

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