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Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Betting Preview

Kansas City Royals

Chicago White Sox
85-76 September 29, 2013, 02:10 PM | U.S. Cellular Field 63-98

Baseball bettors look for value at U.S. Cellular Field on Sunday as host Chicago battles the Kansas City Royals in baseball odds action.

Jose Quintana will take the mound for Chicago, and he'll carry a 9-6 record into the contest. Bruce Chen gets the ball for Kansas City; he's 8-4 so far this season.

View Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox Odds and Stats.

On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Chicago sat as 102 underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 7.5, according to 5Dimes.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the White Sox at No. 29 and the Royals at No. 9 heading into this contest.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 6-5 loser as they battled the White Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the White Sox at +119 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Kansas City didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-5 to Chicago on Saturday at U.S. Cellular Field.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Chicago's No. 29-ranked scoring average of 3.71 runs per game, against a Royals offense rated No. 18 and scoring 4 runs per game. The White Sox have averaged 8.57 hits per game to date this season, less than the Royals hitters have managed (8.91 per nine innings).

Defensively, Kansas City features the No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.44 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 at home, scoring 3.76 runs per game.

A few Royals at White Sox trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games
Chi White Sox is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games

Next up:
Kansas City at , Wednesday, December 31st
Chicago at , Wednesday, December 31st