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White Sox open as moneyline underdog vs Royals

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June 21, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Odds

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Kauffman Stadium hosts an MLB battle between the Kansas City Royals and the visiting Chicago White Sox on Friday.

Chicago puts its faith in starter Hector Santiago to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 2-3. Getting the ball for the Royals is Jeremy Guthrie, who owns a 7-4 record on the season with a 3.72 ERA.

View Chi White Sox vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Royals as -145 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 3-ranked Royals and the American League No. 13-rated White Sox in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Kansas City's American League No. 11-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a White Sox offense rated No. 14 and scoring 3.6 runs per game in the league. The Royals have averaged 8.8 hits per game to date this season, more than the White Sox hitters have managed (8.2 per nine innings).

Defensively, Chicago features the American League's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.6 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the American League at home, scoring 3.5 runs per game.

Chicago lost its last outing, an 8-4 result against the Twins on June 20. Bettors who backed the Twins at -122 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The White Sox endured an 8-4 loss at the hands of the Twins on Thursday, with John Danks throwing 5 innings of 12-hit ball at Target Field.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 6-3 loser as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at -150 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Kansas City didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-3 to Cleveland on Wednesday at Progressive Field.

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

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

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

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Kansas City, Saturday, June 22