The White Sox (63-65) will take on the Royals (52-77) in Chicago on Wednesday, August 31 at Guaranteed Rate Field. As we move through the home stretch of the regular season, each of these teams will of course be searching for a win. Be sure to catch first pitch at 7:10 p.m. CT!
Coming into their next game, the White Sox have earned a win against their opponents. In their most recent meeting on Tuesday, the score was 7-9 in favor of the White Sox. The White Sox had two runs to the Royals 15 runs. We’ll see what happens when it all goes down at Guaranteed Rate Field.
White Sox vs Royals Prediction
The oddmakers believe that the White Sox have better chances of taking this one. Per FanDuel, they are at -196 odds for victory, while Kansas City are +164. Total runs for this contest is predicted to be 8.5.
The last time they played, the White Sox beat the Diamondbacks on Sunday, by a 2-3 margin. Led by their top hitter, José Abreu, who has a batting average of .301, the team is currently batting .258 so far this season. In terms of defense, the team carries an ERA of 4.06 and a .982 fielding percentage.
The last time they played, the Royals beat the Padres on Sunday by a 15-7 margin. Led by their top hitter, Robert Witt Jr., who has a batting average of .255, the team is currently batting .246 on the season. In terms of defense, the team holds an ERA of 4.74 and a .985 fielding percentage. Don’t forget to consult our odds assessment and make your picks based on the teams’ recent performances!
Heading into this game, the White Sox are missing Joseph Kelly (Knee), Yasmani Grandal (Knee), Kyle Crick (Elbow), Jonathan Stiever (Lat), Michael Kopech (Knee), Timothy Anderson (Finger), Yoán Moncada (Hamstring), Luis Robert (Undisclosed), Garrett Crochet (Elbow), Aaron Bummer (Lat) and Daniel Mendick (Knee). Meanwhile, the Royals are without Joshua Staumont (Bicep), Taylor Clarke (Oblique), Angel Zerpa (Knee), Raúl Mondesi (Knee), Jacob Brentz (Flexor), Tyler Zuber (Shoulder), Edward Olivares (Quad), Vincent Pasquantino (Shoulder) and Donald Greinke (Forearm).
Moneyline Pick: White Sox (-196) at FanDuel
The team is considered the favorite according to the betting market. In their last confrontation against these opponents, the White Sox won 7-9.
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White Sox vs Royals Betting Odds
- Moneyline: Chicago (-196), Kansas City (+164) at FanDuel
- Run Line: Chicago -1.5 (+114), Kansas City 1.5 (-137) at FanDuel
- Over/Under: Under 8.5 Runs (-120), Over 8.5 Runs (-102) at FanDuel
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White Sox vs Royals Betting Trends
- Win % as favorite: White Sox 0.49%, Royals 0.14%
- Win % as underdog: White Sox 0.24%, Royals 0.48%
- Win-loss record last 10 games: Chicago 2-8, Kansas City 5-5
Runline Pick: White Sox -1.5 Runs (+114) at FanDuel
Wager: 1 unit
For our spread pick to win, the White Sox will need to win by the amount of the spread or more in order to cover.
Over/Under Pick: Under 8.5 Total Runs (-120) at FanDuel
Wager: 0.5 units
The White Sox have averaged 3.5 runs per game over their last 10 matches. By comparison, the Royals have recorded 3.5 runs during the same period of time.