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MLB BASEBALL

Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox

The division rival Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox are set to renew hostilities on Thursday when they meet at U.S. Cellular Field.

The Royals will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Jeremy Guthrie in this game. Guthrie has a 0-0 record and a 0.00 ERA this season.

Guthrie's opponent in this one will be Gavin Floyd. The White Sox righthander has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the White Sox at -145 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

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

Team records:
Kansas City: 0-2 SU
Chicago: 2-0 SU

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Philadelphia are 3-3
After playing Chi White Sox are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Seattle are 8-2
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

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

Next up:
Kansas City at Philadelphia, Friday, April 5
Chi White Sox home to Seattle, Friday, April 5