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White Sox open as moneyline underdog vs Royals

Chicago White SoxKansas City Royals
Aug 19, 2:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Odds

65-54TEAM RECORD53-66

Kansas City will look to improve on its 53-66 record when take on Chicago, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Sunday.

Kansas City sends Jeremy Guthrie out against Jose Quintana for the White Sox in this game. Guthrie is 5-11 with a 5.91 ERA on the season, while Quintana is 5-2 on the year and has a 2.97 ERA.

View Chi White Sox vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Royals were listed as -101 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 5-rated White Sox taking on the American League's No. 8-rated Royals in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kansas City's No. 12-rated American League offense, averaging 4.2 runs per game, against a White Sox defense that ranks No. 5 in the American League at 4.2 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 (8.8 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the American League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.7 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 9-4 result against the Royals on August 18. Bettors who backed the Royals at +128 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Royals, who beat them 9-4 on Saturday behind a start from Bruce Chen at Kauffman Stadium.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing Kansas City are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few White Sox at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Chi White Sox are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Chi White Sox are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games
Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Chi White Sox
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Chi White Sox home to NY Yankees, Monday, August 20
Kansas City at Tampa Bay, Monday, August 20

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