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Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Betting Preview

Kansas City RoyalsChicago White Sox
July 4, 7:10 PM | GrassU.S. Cellular Field

Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox Odds

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Kansas City pays a visit to Chicago on Monday, hoping to shut down the White Sox bats in baseball action at U.S. Cellular Field.

The match puts starter Jeff Francis for the Royals on the hill facing Mark Buehrle for the White Sox. Francis brings a 3-9 mark to the game, while Buehrle is 6-5 to date on the season.

View Kansas City vs Chi White Sox Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Royals were listed as +-160 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The White Sox - Royals odds would favor the White Sox if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 6 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Kansas City is at No. 13 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 9 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.6 per game. By contrast, the Royals are rated No. 2 in the same category at 9.2 per game.

Defensively, Kansas City features the American League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.5 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the American League at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 16-8 winner on the road against the Rockies. Bettors on Kansas City at +135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (24) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Royals enjoyed a 16-8 victory at the expense of the Rockies on Sunday, with Luke Hochevar throwing 4 1/3 innings of 5-hit ball at Coors Field.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Cubs on July 3. Bettors who backed the Cubs at +120 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The White Sox were saddled with a loss last time out in Gavin Floyd's start, as they lost 3-1 against Chicago on Sunday at Wrigley Field.

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

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Kansas City are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

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

Next up:
Kansas City at Chi White Sox, Tuesday, July 5