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MLB BASEBALL

Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Saturday when the Kansas City Royals and the Chicago White Sox meet at U.S. Cellular Field.

The Royals will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Yordano Ventura in this game. Ventura has a 0-0 record and a 1.59 ERA this season.

The White Sox will counter Ventura with Erik Johnson. Righthander Johnson has a 2.82 ERA to go along with a 2-2 record this season.

The Royals were a 6-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at -109 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Current streak:
Kansas City has won 2 straight games.
Chicago has lost 4 straight games.

Team records:
Kansas City: 85-75 SU
Chicago: 62-98 SU

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

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few trends to consider:
Kansas City is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas City's last 9 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 8 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi White Sox's last 8 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 8 games

Next up:
Chi White Sox home to Kansas City, Sunday, September 29