White Sox vs. Royals Sunday Prediction
Following an offensive outburst on Saturday, will the White Sox and Royals also bust out their bats today in Kansas City when the division rivals wrap up their series at 2:15 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, March 31, 2019
2:15 p.m. ET, Kauffman Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Royals as a -115 favorite. As of this writing, 61% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Royals to beat the White Sox on the moneyline.
This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Chicago White Sox Fantasy Spin
Jose Abreu blasted a three-run home run in a losing effort against the Royals on Saturday afternoon in Kansas City. Abreu's three-run shot off of Royals' starter Jakob Junis got the White Sox on the board in the sixth inning, pulling them to within a run at 4-3. It was his lone hit on the afternoon, finishing the day 1-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts. Through his first two games, Abreu is hitting .250 (2-for-8) with three RBI.
Kansas City Royals Fantasy Spin
Jorge Soler went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles and three RBI as the Royals defeated the White Sox 8-6 on Saturday afternoon in Kansas City. Soler contributed an RBI double in the fourth inning that extended the Royals' advantage to 4-0. He then came through with a two-run double off of Jace Fry in the sixth inning that proved to be the difference in the ballgame. Soler has hit the ground running after an impressive showing in Cactus League play, hitting .714 (5-for-7) with five RBI through his first two games. If he's available on the waiver wire in shallow leagues, now may be the time to pounce.
MLB Betting Trends
The White Sox have won five of Giolito’s last six starts versus the Royals.
The Royals are 4-1 in their last five games against the White Sox and have taken six out of seven between the two clubs at Kauffman Stadium.
These matchups are also difficult to project because while we have two pitchers that are capable of allowing a ton of runs, neither offense is potent. Yesterday I liked the under and the two teams combined to score 14 runs. Jorge Lopez will face a Chicago offense that owns a 25.8% strikeout rate, which is high. That said, he’s a groundball pitcher with below-average walk and strikeout rates. Giolito, meanwhile, will face a Kansas City offense that strikes out 20.9% of the time but he really struggled with walks last season. In the end, I’ll side with offense. The over is 5-1 in Giolito’s last six starts overall and is 4-0 in Lopez’s last four home outings.
The Pick: White Sox/Royals over 8.5