Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals Betting Preview

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The Kansas City Royals are set to host their AL Central foe Chicago White Sox at Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium. The opening pitch is scheduled for 2:15 p.m. ET and NBC Sports Chicago will televise the matchup.

Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals Odds

Chicago (receiving +115) is coming into this one as the underdog to Kansas City (-125) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this game at 8.5 runs (-105 for the over and -115 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the current odds standing at -180 for the White Sox +1.5 runs and +160 for the Royals -1.5.

Reynaldo Lopez will get the start for the visiting White Sox. The right-handed Lopez started 32 games last year and finished the season 7-10 overall with a 3.91 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP. He made four starts against Kansas City in 2018 and compiled a 0-1 record against the Royals with a 5.87 ERA and 18 strikeouts.

The Royals are rolling with righty Jakob Junis as their starter. Junis struck out 164 hitters in 176 innings last year with only 43 walks. Junis finished the season 9-12 overall with a 4.37 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP. He made four starts against Chicago a year ago and registered a 1-1 record with a 5.47 ERA and 20 strikeouts.

The White Sox have lost 1.0 units and are 0-1 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in zero of those games, compared to one that’ve hit the under against righties.

White Sox vs. Royals Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Royals, ATS Winner – White Sox, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The White Sox went 11-8 SU against the Royals last season.
  • The Royals’ bullpen managed an ERA of 6.50 against the White Sox last year.