Wade Davis faces Jose Quintana in MLB odds action
Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Odds
The Kansas City Royals host Chicago on Saturday, looking to build on their 34-37 mark against the 30-41 White Sox in MLB betting action at Kauffman Stadium.
Wade Davis gets the call for the Kansas City Royals and he will try to build on a 4-5 mark. In the other dugout, Jose Quintana brings a 3-2 ledger to the game for the White Sox as he tries to quiet the Royals bats.
The Royals - White Sox odds would favor the Royals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Kansas City is rated No. 3 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Chicago is at No. 13 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kansas City's No. 12-rated American League offense, averaging 3.9 runs per game, against a White Sox defense that ranks No. 7 in the American League at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Royals have averaged 8.7 hits per game so far, more than White Sox batters have averaged on the year (8.2 hits per game).
Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the American League's No. 9-rated road mark, allowing 4.5 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 9-1 winner as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the White Sox at +123 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The White Sox enjoyed a 9-1 victory at the expense of the Royals on Friday, with Hector Santiago throwing 8 innings of 3-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.
Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5
A few White Sox at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi White Sox's last 11 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 8 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Kansas City's last 11 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home
Kansas City is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox at Kansas City, Sunday, June 23