The Kansas City Royals are very much in the thick of things in the American League wild-card race, while the Chicago White Sox are on the outside looking in. The clubs will tangle on the diamond in Sunday’s MLB action.
- The White Sox are 4-1 in Quintana’s last 5 starts.
- The Royals are 1-5 in their last 6 overall.
- The OVER is 6-1 in the Royals’ last 7 home games.
Jose Quintana and Danny Duffy are slated to get the ball. Quintana (12-10, 3.05 ERA) has posted nine quality starts in his last 11 outings since the All-Star break, including a no-decision at Kansas City on August 10.
Duffy (11-2, 3.15) is on a four-star winless drought, which has seen him give up seven home runs in that span. The hurler gave up three runs on only three hits over 7 1/3 innings of work agains Oakland on Tuesday.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those going with the Kansas City Royals in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -111 at BetOnline for Sunday’s contest. The betting total was hovering near 8.5 at Bovada.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 0.2- result in favor of the Royals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Kansas City Royals bring a 75-73 record to the battle against the 72-76 White Sox. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Chicago injuries news.
According to MLB Power Rankings here, it’s the No. 26-ranked Kansas City Royals and the No. 10-rated Chicago White Sox in this matchup.
The game also pits Kansas City Royals No. 26-rated offense, averaging 4.1 runs per game, against a Chicago White Sox defense that ranks No. 11 at 4.35 in runs allowed per game. The Kansas City Royals have averaged 8.92 hits per game so far, more than Chicago White Sox batters have averaged on the year (8.8 hits per game).
Defensively, Chicago features the No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.62 runs per game. Kansas City, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 at home, scoring 4.62 runs per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Royals, who beat them 3-2 on Saturday behind a start from J Vargas at Kauffman Stadium.
- Chi White Sox is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- Chi White Sox is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 11 of Chi White Sox’s last 16 games
- Chi White Sox is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Kansas City is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
- Kansas City is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 17 of Kansas City’s last 20 games
- Kansas City is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Chicago at Kansas City, Monday, September 19th