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Everything That Could Go Wrong Has For Royals

It was not that long ago that the Kansas City Royals made back-to-back World Series and were one of the best teams in baseball. It feels like an eternity now, as the Royals are a distant fifth in the AL Central and have lost nine straight games. The Royals look for some revenge Monday when they kick off a four-game set with the Chicago White Sox, who swept Kansas City less than two weeks ago.

Shark Bites
  • Jose Abreu has gone 12-for-22 with 7 runs during his current 6-game hitting streak.
  • The White Sox are 6-1 SU and against the runline in their last 7 games.
  • The visiting team is 0-6 SU in the last 6 games between the Royals and White Sox.

Basically, everything is going wrong for the Royals right now. Kansas City is last in runs scored by a wide margin, is hitting a league-worst .210 and a once dominant bullpen has been blowing saves regularly. One of the few things going right has been the pitching of Jason Vargas. The veteran lefty, who will get the start Monday, has posted a 1.40 ERA with a 0.90 WHIP through four starts. However, he allowed a season high in hits and runs in his last start, which came against the White Sox.

The ChiSox will counter with rookie right-hander Dylan Covey. The 25-year-old has bounced between underwhelming and just plain bad in his first three starts, as he has posted a 6.91 ERA with a 1.81 WHIP. In his last start, Covey lasted 4.0 innings while surrendering three hits and two runs against the Royals.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Kansas City sat as -166 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 8.5, according to MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 6.9-2.2 win for the White Sox. 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

The Kansas City Royals sport a record of 7-16 heading into this matchup, while the Chicago White Sox sit at 13-10 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Chicago injuries news.

This game puts the Kansas City Royals, most recently No. 28 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Chicago White Sox, who rate a No. 13 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Kansas City owns the No. 30 ranking for hits at 7 per game. By contrast, the Chicago White Sox are rated No. 23 in the same category at 8.04 per game.

Chicago brings the No. 3-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Royals's No. 13-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Chi White Sox is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Chi White Sox is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games
  • Chi White Sox is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Kansas City's last 15 games

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Chicago at Kansas City, Tuesday, May 2nd