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MLB BASEBALL

Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Tuesday when the Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals meet at Kauffman Stadium.

The White Sox will give the ball to starter John Danks in this one. Lefthander Danks is 2-10 this season with a 4.54 ERA.

The Royals will counter Danks with Ervin Santana. Righthander Santana has a 3.19 ERA to go along with a 8-6 record this season.

Chicago won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Twins on August 18. Bettors who backed the White Sox at +114 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

The Royals were a 6-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -168 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

Current streak:
Chicago has won 3 straight games.
Kansas City has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Chicago: 49-74 SU
Kansas City: 64-59 SU

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Chi White Sox's last 16 games when playing Kansas City
Chi White Sox are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 10 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Kansas City's last 16 games when playing Chi White Sox
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 10 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
Kansas City is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
Kansas City home to Chi White Sox, Wednesday, August 21