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Bruce Chen out to silence White Sox bats in MLB contest

Chicago White SoxKansas City Royals
Aug 18, 7:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Odds

65-53TEAM RECORD52-66

The Royals get a visit from the Chicago White Sox in baseball action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Jake Peavy, with a record of 9-8 on the season, gets the ball for the White Sox, while the Royals trot Bruce Chen to the mound in this one. He is 8-10 so far in 2012.

View Chi White Sox vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The White Sox were listed as 135 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Royals at No. 8 in the American League and the White Sox at No. 5 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting White Sox rank No. 8 in the American League at 8.8 hits per game. That compares with Kansas City’s No. 3 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the American League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.6 runs per game on the highway. Kansas City, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Chicago was a 4-2 loser on the road against the Royals. Bettors on Kansas City at +138 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The White Sox endured a 4-2 loss at the hands of the Royals on Friday, with Chris Sale throwing 6 2/3 innings of 9-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few White Sox at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 8 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Chi White Sox are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games
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 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games at home
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Chi White Sox at Kansas City, Sunday, August 19

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