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Kris Medlen, John Danks Take Mound in Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox Tilt

MLB wagering interest swings to the Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox battle on Thursday at U.S. Cellular Field as the White Sox try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

John Danks gets the call for the Chicago White Sox and he will try to build on a 7-14 mark. In the other dugout, Kris Medlen brings a 5-2 ledger to the game for the Kansas City Royals as he tries to quiet the White Sox bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Kansas City Royals listed as favorites of -131 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Royals to win this game 4.3 - 4.2. 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 74-84 record to the battle against the 91-67 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 Royals if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 28 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Kansas City is at No. 23.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Kansas City Royals rank No. 3 at 9.23 hits per game. That compares with the Chicago White Sox No. 16 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Chicago has the No. 19-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Royals own the No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City won a close affair on Wednesday in their last outing, defeating Chicago 5-3 in extra innings at U.S. Cellular Field.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
  • Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 7 games on the road
  • Chi White Sox is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games at home
  • Chi White Sox is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City at Minnesota, Friday, October 2nd
Chicago home to Detroit, Friday, October 2nd