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MLB Betting Line Favors the Kansas City Royals over the Chicago White Sox

The Chicago White Sox will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Kansas City Royals pay a visit to Guaranteed Rate Field.

The Chicago White Sox will turn to James Shields and his 2-4 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Kansas City Royals send Ian Kennedy (4-8) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Chicago White Sox as 145 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 10.5 at shops such as Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.5-4.3 result in favor of the White Sox. 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 sport a record of 45-68 heading into this matchup, while the Kansas City Royals sit at 57-58 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Kansas City injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 30-ranked Chicago White Sox and the No. 15-rated Kansas City Royals in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Chicago White Sox No. 24-rated offense, averaging 4.33 runs per game, against a Kansas City Royals defense that ranks No. 14 at 4.61 in runs allowed per game. The Chicago White Sox have averaged 8.74 hits per game so far, more than Kansas City Royals batters have averaged on the year (8.72 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 4.66 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 18 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-3 to Chicago on Friday at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games
  • Kansas City is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Chi White Sox is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Chi White Sox is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Chi White Sox is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Chicago, Sunday, August 13th