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Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox

The Kansas City Royals and the Chicago White Sox will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at U.S. Cellular Field.

The Royals will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander James Shields in this game. Shields has a 4-7 record and a 3.24 ERA this season.

The White Sox will counter Shields with Jose Quintana. Lefthander Quintana has a 3.61 ERA to go along with a 5-2 record this season.

The Royals were a 7-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Orioles. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at +129 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors.

The White Sox were a 7-4 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +135 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.

Current streak:
Kansas City has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Kansas City: 48-51 SU
Chicago: 40-59 SU

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After playing Baltimore are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Kansas City's last 13 games when playing Chi White Sox
Kansas City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi White Sox's last 13 games when playing Kansas City
Chi White Sox are 8-17 SU in their last 25 games
Chi White Sox are 5-11 SU in their last 16 games at home

Next up:
Chi White Sox home to Kansas City, Saturday, July 27