Royals vs. White Sox MLB Pick
After Chris Sale dominated the Astros in his start yesterday, will Jose Quintana do the same tonight when the White Sox host the Royals at 8:10PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the White Sox are -157 money line favorites over the Royals, who have +142 odds to pull off the upset tonight in Chicago. With former Met Dillon Gee set to face Quintana in the pitching matchup, the over/under total has dropped from 8 down to 7.
The Royals have dropped five of their last seven games when playing the first contest of a new series. They’ve also been abysmal on the road, winning just three times in their last 15 tries away from Kauffman Stadium. They’re winless at 0-4 in their last four games when their opponent scores two runs or less in their previous game as well, which the White Sox did in their 2-1 win over the Astros on Thursday night.
On the other side, the White Sox are a perfect 7-0 in their last seven games versus American League Central opponents and have won four of their last five home games versus right-handed starters as well. They’re also 15-6 in their last 21 games coming off a win.
OUR PICK: The Sox have been profitable with Quintana on the hill, winning four out of his last five starts. They’re also 6-2 in his last eight home starts and are 5-2 in his last seven outings when their opponent allows five runs or more in its previous game. The -157 price is a bit steep but laying the -1.5 on Chicago on the runline is a risk. If you’ve got the bankroll, the Sox should be a solid bet to cash on the moneyline tonight given the pitching matchup.
FRIDAY MLB FREE PICK: CHICAGO WHITE SOX -157