Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox Prediction and Betting Odds
- Updated: October 1, 2015
Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox Prediction and Betting Odds. The 91-67 Kansas City Royals are set to take on the 74-85 Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois tonight October 1, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 8:10 PM
Moneylines: Royals -135 / White Sox +115
O/U: 8 runs
Pitching Match Up
Kansas City: Kris Medlen (5-2, 4.30 ERA)
Chicago: John Danks (7-14, 4.53 ERA)
In their last games: In Game 2 of this 3 game series yesterday the Royals beat the White Sox 5-3.
The Royals head into Chicago for the 3rd game of a 3 game series. The 5-2 Kris Medlen goes for the Royals and the 7-14 John Danks goes for the White Sox. The Royals open at -135 as a road favorite with a line sitting at 8 runs. The Royals are in the playoffs as the winner of the AL Central, but they still have something to play for, as they are one game back of the Toronto Blue Jays for the best record in the AL. Kansas City is 5-5 in their last 10 games and they rank 6th in the Majors in runs scored and 12th in team ERA. The White Sox are out of the playoff race and have lost 3 of their last 4 games. However, they can take the series with a win tonight. They rank 27th in runs scored and 16 in team ERA.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
The White Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 games against the Royals.
The Royals are 20-7 in their last 27 games against the White Sox in Chicago.
In the last 7 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Over 5 times.
This season the White Sox are 38-39 at home and the Royals are 40-37 on the road.
STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS
Kansas City Royals: 91-67 SU / O/U 72-72 / Run Line W/L 85-73
Chicago White Sox 74-84 SU / O/U 75-77 / Run Line W/L 76-82
Kansas City at Chicago Key Betting Trends
• KC is 5-12 in their last 17 vs. a team with a losing record.
• KC is 2-5 in their last 7 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
• KC has an Over record of 5-2 in their last 7 games,
• CHI is 2-6 in their last 8 overall.
• CHI is 4-10 in their last 14 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
• CHI has an Under record of 5-1 in their last 6 games.
Key Player Injuries
[P] 05/17/2015 – Brian Flynn 60-day DL (5/16) ( Shoulder )
[P] 04/06/2015 – Tim Collins 15-day DL (4/6) ( Elbow )
[P] 07/22/2015 – Jason Vargas 15-day DL (7/22); out for season ( Elbow )
[P] 09/24/2015 – Greg Holland out for season ( Elbow )
[2B] 09/19/2015 – Omar Infante out indefinitely ( Oblique )
[P] 07/08/2015 – Javy Guerra expected to miss 50 games ( Suspension )
[SS] 04/06/2015 – Justin Sellers 60-day DL (3/27) ( Heel )
Free MLB Pick
John Danks makes his final start of the season for the White Sox and in his last outing he gave up 2 earned runs in 6 innings in a 2-1 loss to the New York Yankees. The White Sox have lost 5 of their last 7 games, including their last 2, with Danks on the mound, but he has had success facing Kansas City in his career. He is 10-2 with a 2.57 ERA in 21 starts against the Royals and the White Sox are 5-0 in their last 5 home games against Kansas City with him on the mound. Since the All Star break Danks has a home ERA of 1.63 in 6 starts. Kris Medlen had 2 straight games, both Royals wins, where he did not give up an earned run, but in his last start he was tagged up for 6 earned runs in 3 innings in a 9-5 loss to the Cleveland Indians.
Danks has pitched well at home in the last several starts and has done so in his career against the Royals. The White Sox will get to .500 at home on the season with a win tonight.
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