White Sox vs. Royals Friday Prediction
Interleague play heads to Target Field this weekend when the Cincinnati Reds and Minnesota Twins open a new series. Will the Reds pull off a small upset on Friday night in Game 1 in Minnesota?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, April 27, 2018
8:15 p.m. ET, Kauffman Stadium
TV: CWS (CSC); KC (FSKC)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbook YouWager currently list the Royals as a -122 favorite. As of this writing, 56% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Royals to beat the White Sox on the money line. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Lopez pitches well for White Sox in no-decision
Reynaldo Lopez allowed one run over five innings in a no-decision on Sunday against the Astros. Lopez did walk four, but he scattered just four hits on the afternoon and struck out two. The 24-year-old right-hander now has an ERA of 1.50 over his first four starts of the year, and doesn't have a win to show for them. The joys of pitching for one of the worst teams in baseball. Lopez will try and earn that first victory in Kansas City on Friday against the Royals.
Royals’ Duffy allows six runs in loss to Tigers
Danny Duffy coughed up six runs in 4 2/3 innings and was charged with a loss to the Tigers on Saturday. Tigers’ hitters didn't have any problem squaring him up as they laced 10 base hits, including a two-run dinger by outfielder Nicholas Castellanos. Duffy managed just two strikeouts against two walks. He heaved 101 pitches and didn't even complete the fifth inning. He falls to 0-3 with a 5.26 ERA and 1.52 WHIP on the season.
MLB Betting Trends
The White Sox are 5-16 in their last 21 games overall, are 1-4 in their last five games versus the rest of the American League Central, and are 8-23 in their last 31 games against a left-handed starter.
The Royals are 1-11 in their last 12 home games and are 0-6 in Duffy’s last six outings.
With these two pitchers on the mound, runs should not be at a premium tonight. The over is 4-1-1 in Duffy’s last six starts against the White Sox. It is also 4-1 in Lopez’s last five road starts, is 5-2-1 in his last eight outings overall, and is 3-1-1 in his last five starts following a team loss in their previous game.
MLB Prediction: White Sox/Royals over 9