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Favorites Dominating When White Sox, Royals Clash

There has been next to no underdog value when the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals meet, as the faves are 8-1 in the past nine between the two clubs. That trend includes the favorite going 3-0 during the current ChiSox-Royals series, which wraps up Monday.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in nine of the Royals' last 10 games as favorite.
  • The White Sox are 6-2 SU in their last eight games after consecutive losses.
  • The Royals are 7-2 SU in their last nine games with Yordano Ventura as the starting pitcher.

Carlos Rodon has quietly been lights out for the White Sox, as the lefty has a 2.77 ERA with 45 strikeouts in his past eight outings. Rodon’s stellar pitching has lifted the White Sox to a 6-2 record in his eight starts since the start of August.

Yordano Ventura has struggled against the White Sox this season, as the Royals pitcher has posted a 4.67 ERA while allowing more than a hit per inning in four starts against Chicago. Ventura faced the White Sox on September 9 and allowed 10 hits and five runs over 7.0 innings of work.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Chicago White Sox were 112 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.7-3.0 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 bring a 76-73 record to the battle against the 72-77 White Sox. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Chicago injuries news.

The Kansas City Royals sit at No. 20 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Chicago White Sox sit at No. 12 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Kansas City Royals No. 25 ranked offense (4.14 runs per game) against a Chicago White Sox defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 at 4.39 runs allowed per game. The Kansas City Royals have been averaging 8.94 hits per game, more than the Chicago White Sox have managed so far this season (8.82 hits on average).

Defensively, Chicago features the No. 19-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.69 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 at home, scoring 4.69 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago suffered a 10-3 loss against Kansas City on Sunday, as J Quintana wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Chi White Sox is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Chi White Sox's last 17 games
  • Chi White Sox is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Chi White Sox is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Kansas City is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games
  • Kansas City is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Philadelphia, Tuesday, September 20th
Kansas City at Cleveland, Tuesday, September 20th