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Chicago White Sox home to Royals in baseball betting action

Kansas City RoyalsChicago White Sox
Aug 6, 8:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox Odds

45-62TEAM RECORD59-48

The Chicago White Sox host Kansas City on Monday, looking to build on their 59-48 mark against the 45-62 Royals in MLB betting action at U.S. Cellular Field.

Luis Mendoza, with a record of 4-6 on the season, gets the ball for the Royals, while the White Sox trot Chris Sale to the mound in this one. He is 12-3 so far in 2012.

View Kansas City vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the White Sox as -200 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the White Sox, most recently No. 7 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Royals, who rate an American League No. 8 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has the American League's No. 5-rated offensive output, at 8.9 hits per game. The Royals average 9.4 hits per game, good for No. 2 on the American League list.

Chicago owns the American League's No. 5 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Kansas City's American League No. 11-rated defense.

Kansas City won its last outing, a 7-6 result against the Rangers on August 5. Bettors who backed the Royals at +128 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Kansas City won a close affair on Sunday in their last outing, defeating Texas 7-6 in extra innings at Kauffman Stadium.

The White Sox were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +102 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. The White Sox enjoyed a 4-2 victory at the expense of the Angels on Sunday, with Francisco Liriano throwing 5 innings of 4-hit ball at U.S. Cellular Field.

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Chi White Sox are 5-5
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing LA Angels are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Royals at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Kansas City's last 13 games when playing Chi White Sox
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
Kansas City is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
Chi White Sox are 12-2 SU in their last 14 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games at home
Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi White Sox's last 13 games when playing Kansas City

Next up:
Kansas City at Chi White Sox, Tuesday, August 7