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Kansas City sends Jeremy Guthrie vs Francisco Liriano in Royals vs White Sox game

Chicago White SoxKansas City Royals
Sep 20, 8:10 PM | GrassKauffman Stadium

Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Odds

81-67TEAM RECORD67-81

Kansas City will look to improve on its 67-81 record when take on Chicago, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Thursday.

Chicago puts its faith in starter Francisco Liriano to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 6-11. Getting the ball for the Royals is Jeremy Guthrie, who owns a 7-11 record on the season with a 4.97 ERA.

View Chi White Sox vs Kansas City Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Chicago before the first pitch in this match will find them as -105-moneyline underdogs. They will see an opening total of 8.5.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Royals, most recently No. 7 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the White Sox, who rate an American League No. 6 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Kansas City and its American League No. 10-rated batting order, averaging 4.2 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 4 lineup of the White Sox at 4.7 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Kansas City has the American League's No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the White Sox own the American League's No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

The White Sox were a 3-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at +130 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. Chicago didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Bruce Chen in a losing cause, 3-0, against Kansas City on Wednesday.

Chicago White Sox Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing LA Angels are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Kansas City Royals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Chi White Sox are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

A few White Sox at Royals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games on the road
Chi White Sox are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home
Kansas City is 8-2 SU in their last 10 games when playing Chi White Sox

Next up:
Chi White Sox at LA Angels, Friday, September 21
Kansas City home to Cleveland, Friday, September 21