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Kansas City favored by -141 against Chicago on Saturday

Chicago White Sox

Kansas City Royals
2-2 April 05, 2014, 02:10 PM | Kauffman Stadium 1-2

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Kansas City and Chicago on Saturday, with the host Royals trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

John Danks gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the White Sox on this day; he's 0-0 on the season. The Royals, meanwhile, will counter with Bruce Chen, who will be looking to improve on his 0-0 mark.View Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Odds and Stats.

Those going with the Royals in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -141 at TopBet for Saturday's contest. The total was hovering near 8 at Bovada.

The Royals - White Sox odds would favor the Royals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Kansas City is rated No. 6 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Chicago is at No. 27.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 7-5 result against the Royals on April 4. Bettors who backed the Royals at -153 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The White Sox endured a 7-5 loss at the hands of the Royals on Friday, with Erik Johnson throwing 4 2/3 innings of 10-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Kansas City's No. 17-rated offense, averaging 3.67 runs per game, against a White Sox defense that ranks No. 27 at 6.5 in runs allowed per game. The Royals have averaged 8.67 hits per game so far, less than White Sox batters have averaged on the year (11 hits per game).

Defensively, Chicago features the No. 19-rated defense on the road, allowing 7 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 at home, scoring 7 runs per game.

Next up:
Chicago at Kansas City, Sunday, April 6th