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MLB BASEBALL

Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals

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

The White Sox will give the ball to starter Hector Santiago in this one. Lefthander Santiago is 2-3 this season with a 3.00 ERA.

Starting this game for the Royals will be Jeremy Guthrie. The righthander has a 3.72 ERA to go along with a 7-4 record this season.

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.

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.

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

Team records:
Chicago: 29-41 SU
Kansas City: 34-36 SU

Chicago most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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:
Kansas City home to Chi White Sox, Saturday, June 22