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Kansas City Royals Face the Chicago White Sox Friday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

U.S. Cellular Field hosts a battle between the Chicago White Sox and the visiting Kansas City Royals on Friday with KC riding an 11-2 streak when Edinson Volquez takes the hill.

It's a pitching duel between Jeff Samardzija for the Chicago White Sox (6-4 on the year) and Edinson Volquez for Kansas City Royals (8-4 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Chicago White Sox as -118 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.4-3.2 win for the Royals. A 4.4-3.2 result in favor of the Royals is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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

41-45 Chicago battles the Royals, currently with a 52-34 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Kansas City injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Chicago White Sox rated this week at No. 20 and the Kansas City Royals sitting at No. 12.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has baseball's No. 29-rated offensive output, at 8.14 hits per game. The Kansas City Royals average 9.33 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the list.

Kansas City brings the No. 6-rated defense to this matchup, facing the White Sox's No. 18-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City rolled to a 11-10 win against Toronto on Sunday, as E Volquez and the Royals' bats led the team to victory at Kauffman Stadium.


The White Sox were saddled with a loss last time out in J Quintana's start, as they lost 3-1 against Chicago on Sunday at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games
  • Kansas City is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games when playing Chi White Sox
  • Kansas City is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
  • Chi White Sox is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games
  • Chi White Sox is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Chi White Sox's last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Chicago, Friday, July 17th