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Vargas Has Quietly Been Magic for the Royals

The Kansas City Royals have been struggling out of the gate but that has nothing to do with the stellar play of their starting rotation. The ace of the Royals staff through the first three weeks of the season has been Jason Vargas. The veteran lefty has allowed just one run through his first 20.2 innings pitched while posting a 23/2 K/BB ratio. Vargas will make his fourth start of the season when the Royals taken on the Chicago White Sox on Monday.

Shark Bites
  • The Royals are hitting .206 this season but with only 14 strikeouts in 18 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Royals' last 10 games.
  • The favored team is 9-1 SU in the last 10 games between the Royals and White Sox.

The ChiSox will counter Vargas with Miguel Gonzalez, who is coming off his best outing of the year. Gonzalez needed just 88 pitches to go 8.1 innings of one-run ball in his last start against a slugging New York Yankees squad. Gonzalez faced off against the Royals four times last season while posting a solid 3.54 ERA but the White Sox mustered just nine runs in those games.

Quite frankly, the Royals and White Sox bats have been terrible this season. Both Kansas City and Chicago rank in the bottom three in the MLB in runs and batting average.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Chicago White Sox as 112 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.7-2.5 result in favor of the Royals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago White Sox bring a 8-9 record to the battle against the 7-11 Royals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Kansas City injuries news.

The Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals odds would favor the White Sox if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 27 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Kansas City is at No. 29.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Kansas City Royals rank No. 29 at 6.78 hits per game. That compares with the Chicago White Sox No. 28 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Kansas City features the No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.4 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 at home, scoring 3.5 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Chi White Sox is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Chi White Sox is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Chi White Sox's last 15 games
  • Chi White Sox is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Chicago, Tuesday, April 25th