The Kansas City Royals have not been very good lately. The reigning World Series champions have lost seven-straight games and have not scored more than one run in their past six. Things could be looking up for the Royals when they kick off a weekend series with the Chicago White Sox Friday – a team KC has beaten in seven of their past eight meetings.
- Lorenzo Cain has a lifetime .348 batting average against Chris Sale.
- The White Sox are 0-6 in their past six games as favorites.
- The OVER is 7-1 in the White Sox past eight games when Chris Sale starts.
Chris Sale – who has not been his usual dominant self as of late – takes to the bump for the White Sox in hopes of finally notching his 10th win of the season. Sale has given up 12 earned runs in his past three starts, which equals the same number he surrendered in his first nine starts combined.
Ian Kennedy continues to have one of the more drastic home/road splits of any starting pitcher in the MLB, with the righty posting a 4.65 ERA on the road compared to his 1.46 mark at Kauffman Stadium. Kennedy has only surrendered more than two earned runs in three outings all season, but each of those came while travelling.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to pick the Chicago White Sox in this matchup found them as -180 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bodog.
Odds – Shark
computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.0-3.3 win for the Royals on Friday. 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 30-30 record to the battle against the 30-29 Royals. 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. 30 and the Kansas City Royals sitting at No. 19.
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 19 ranking for hits at 8.18 per game. By contrast, the Kansas City Royals are rated No. 8 in the same category at 9.03 per game.
Comparing defensive stats, Kansas City owns the No. 20-rated road mark, allowing 4.58 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 25 in scoring at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Kansas City didn’t plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by C Tillman in a losing cause, 4-0, against Baltimore on Wednesday.
Chicago shook off a 10-strikeout performance from G Gonzalez and still came out on top last tiime, emerging with a 3-1 victory over Washington on Thursday at U.S. Cellular Field.
- Kansas City is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 11 of Kansas City’s last 16 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 6 games
- Kansas City is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- Chi White Sox is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox’s last 6 games
- Chi White Sox is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Chi White Sox’s last 25 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Kansas City at Chicago, Saturday, June 11th