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Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Betting Pick and Odds Preview

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at Kauffman Stadium on Friday as the host Kansas City Royals battle the Chicago White Sox in baseball betting odds action.

Edinson Volquez will take the mound for the Kansas City Royals, and he'll carry a 10-6 record into the contest. John Danks gets the ball for the Chicago White Sox; he's 6-8 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Chicago White Sox listed as underdogs of 158 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Royals to win this game 4.7-4.4. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

63-44 Kansas City battles the White Sox, currently with a 51-55 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Chicago injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Kansas City Royals rated this week at No. 21 and the Chicago White Sox sitting at No. 9.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Kansas City Royals No. 10-rated offense, averaging 4.31 runs per game, against a Chicago White Sox defense that ranks No. 22 at 4.4 in runs allowed per game. The Kansas City Royals have averaged 9.18 hits per game so far, more than Chicago White Sox batters have averaged on the year (8.54 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Kansas City has the No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the White Sox own the No. 22 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago needed extra innings to get the job done against the Rays on Wednesday as the White Sox defeated them 6-5 at U.S. Cellular Field.

Kansas City suffered a 8-6 loss against Detroit on Thursday, as Y Ventura wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Comerica Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chi White Sox is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games
  • Chi White Sox is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home
  • Kansas City is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games when playing Chi White Sox

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