White Sox vs. Royals Game 2 Prediction
The second game of Saturday's double-header between the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals will take place at 8:15 p.m. ET. Given the pitcher's matchup, will the game be high-scoring?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, April 28, 2018
8:15 p.m. ET, Kaufman Stadium
TV: CSBA (SFG); FSSD (SDP)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbook YouWager currently list the Royals as a -133 favorite. As of this writing, 55% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the White Sox to beat the Royals 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.
White Sox to start Dylan Covey in Game 2
Covey's contract was purchased from Triple-A on Saturday and he will start Game 2 of the doubleheader against the Royals, James Fegan of The Athletic Chicago reports.
He was outrighted off the 40-man roster this offseason, but the White Sox needed a spot starter, and he will get the call with a corresponding roster move to be determined. Covey has a shiny 2.95 ERA at Triple-A, but his 5.15 FIP and below-average 18 percent strikeout rate do a better job illustrating how good he has been. He should be avoided in most formats, and could be sent back to Triple-A after the twin bill.
Royals' Skoglund struggles in no-decision in last start
Eric Skoglund gave up four runs over five innings in a no decision on Sunday against the Tigers. Skoglund gave up four hits, walked two and struck out three. The southpaw has now had three straight starts with similar lines, and he owns a rather unhealthy 8.59 ERA in response. His next scheduled start will come on Saturday against the White Sox in Chicago.
MLB Betting Trends
Entering Saturday, the White Sox were 24-52 in their last 76 road games and are 5-16 in their last 21 games ahead of Game 1 on Saturday.
The Royals are 1-6 in Skoglund's last seven starts and were 3-13 in their last 16 home games before of Saturday's Game 1.
Covey allowed 20 home runs in just 70 innings last season and had a weak strikeout rate to boot. Skoglund, meanwhile, has been hit hard to start the season and owns a low strikeout rate. You like betting overs? This is the best over on the board Saturday.
The Pick: Mets/Padres over 7.5