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Baseball Matchup - Kansas City Royals Chicago White Sox Odds Preview

Chicago White Sox

Kansas City Royals
2-3 April 06, 2014, 02:10 PM | Kauffman Stadium 2-2

Kauffman Stadium hosts an MLB battle between the Kansas City Royals and the visiting Chicago White Sox on Sunday.

Kansas City sends James Shields out against Chris Sale for the White Sox in this game. Shields is 0-0 with a 4.27 ERA on the season, while Sale is 1-0 on the year and has a 3.68 ERA. View Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Chicago before the first pitch in this match found them as 117-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 7 earlier at TopBet.

The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 27-rated White Sox taking on the No. 6-rated Royals in this contest.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Royals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Royals at -145 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Royals, who beat them 4-3 on Saturday behind a start from Bruce Chen at Kauffman Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kansas City's No. 18 ranked offense (3.75 runs per game) against a White Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 27 at 6 runs allowed per game. The Royals have been averaging 8.25 hits per game, less than the White Sox have managed so far this season (10.4 hits on average).

Defensively, Chicago features the No. 17-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.5 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 at home, scoring 5.5 runs per game.

Next up:
Chicago at Colorado, Monday, April 7th
Kansas City home to Tampa Bay, Monday, April 7th