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Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox Prediction and Betting Odds. The 11-4 Kansas City Royals are set to take on the 6-8 Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois tonight April 23, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 8:10 PM

Wagering Odds

Moneylines: Royals +120 / White Sox -140
O/U: 7 runs

Pitching Match Up

Kansas City: Yordano Ventura (2-1, 4.80 ERA)

Chicago: Chris Sale (2-0, 2.25 ERA)

In their last games: The Royals lost to the Minnesota Twins 3-0 and the White Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 6-0.

The Royals go into Chicago in the first game of a 4 game series. Yordano Ventura is 2-1 and gets the start for the Royals and the 2-0 Chris Sale gets the start for the White Sox. The White Sox open at -140 at home with a total of 7 runs. The Royals had won 3 straight before their loss to the Twins in their last game, but they are still tied with the Detroit Tigers for the AL Central lead. Kansas City has been solid at the plate and on the mound so far on the season ranking 2nd in the Majors in runs scored and 7th in team ERA. It is not hard to see why the White Sox are 2 games under .500, as they rank 25th in runs scored and 26th in team ERA. These teams met at Kansas City in the first series of the season where the Royals swept the 3-game series.

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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

In the last 5 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Over 4 times.

The Royals are 21-7 in their last 28 games against the White Sox in Chicago.

The Royals are 35-17 in their last 52 games against the White Sox overall.

This season the White Sox are 4-2 at home and the Royals 4-2 on the road.

STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Kansas City Royals: 11-4 SU / O/U 8-6 / Run Line W/L 10-5
Chicago White Sox: 6-8 SU / O/U 6-8 / Run Line W/L 6-8

Kansas City at Chicago Key Betting Trends

• KC is 11-1 in their last 12 games as a road underdog.
• KC is 15-6 in their last 21 road games.
• KC has an Under record of 3-1-1 in their last 5 games.
• CHI is 4-1 in their last 5 home games.
• CHI is 6-2 in their last 8 games as a home favorite.
• CHI has an Under record of 6-2 in their last 8 games.

Key Player Injuries

ROYALS
[P] 04/04/2015 – Kris Medlen 60-day DL (3/07) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/18/2015 – Greg Holland 15-day DL (4/17) ( Pectoral )
[2B] 04/22/2015 – Omar Infante “?” Thursday vs. Chicago White Sox ( Groin )
[RF] 04/15/2015 – Alex Rios 15-day DL (4/14) ( Hand )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Luke Hochevar 15-day DL (4/6) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Tim Collins 15-day DL (4/6) ( Elbow )

WHITE SOX
[P] 04/06/2015 – Jacob Petricka 15-day DL (3/27) ( Forearm )
[P] 04/20/2015 – Javy Guerra 15-day DL (4/20) ( Arm )
[P] 04/04/2015 – Nate Jones 60-day DL (3/27) ( Elbow )

Free MLB Prediction

In losing 14 of their last 17 games against the Royals the White Sox have only averaged 2.6 runs per game. The White Sox throw their Ace on the mound tonight in Sale, who has won both of his starts this season and has a solid 2.25 ERA. He is 6-6 in his career against the Royals and while he has an ERA of 2.612 facing them he has only gotten an average of 2.31 runs of support. Ventura was ejected in his last start, which was a 5-0 loss to the Oakland A’s, for intentionally hitting a batter. In the game he gave up 5 earned runs in only 3 innings of work.

The Royals have had the number of the White Sox for the last few seasons, but I think with Sale on the hill Chicago will take Game 1 of this AL Central series.

Take the WHITE SOX

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