White Sox face Kansas City Royals: MLB odds preview and stats

Chicago White SoxKansas City Royals
May 6, 2:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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Kansas City will try to be nasty hosts on Monday when the Chicago White Sox pay a visit to Kauffman Stadium.

Kansas City hands the ball to starter James Shields in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-2 mark on the year. Chicago counters with Chris Sale, who will try to quiet the fans and the Royals bats at the same time.

View Chi White Sox vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Royals were listed as -130 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 4-ranked Royals and the American League No. 12-rated White Sox in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kansas City's No. 6-rated American League offense, averaging 4.5 runs per game, against a White Sox defense that ranks No. 5 in the American League at 4 in runs allowed per game. The Royals have averaged 9.3 hits per game so far, more than White Sox batters have averaged on the year (7.6 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the American League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4.1 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

Chicago was a 6-5 loser in its last match on the road against the Royals. They lost as +123 underdogs, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors. Chicago lost a tight one on Sunday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 6-5 score against Kansas City at Kauffman Stadium.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing NY Mets are 2-1
After playing Kansas City are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Baltimore are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few White Sox at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi White Sox's last 10 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 7-16 SU in their last 23 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas City's last 9 games when playing Chi White Sox
Kansas City is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Chi White Sox at NY Mets, Tuesday, May 7
Kansas City at Baltimore, Tuesday, May 7