Royals vs. White Sox Saturday Prediction
After a high-scoring affair on Friday night between the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox, will Saturday afternoon's matchup fall under the betting total?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, July 14, 2018
2:10 p.m. ET, Guaranteed Rate Field
TV: KC (FSKC); CWS (CSC)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the White Sox as a -120 favorite. As of this writing, 62% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the White Sox to beat the Royals 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.
Royals' Duffy throws six scoreless innings vs. Twins
Danny Duffy was denied a victory after shutting out the Twins for six innings and striking out nine Monday. Duffy left with a 1-0 lead, but it was gone in a flash in the seventh. It's the fourth time this year that Duffy has gone without allowing a run. He's picked up a win in just one of those games, however.
White Sox' Lopez allows three runs in loss to Astros
Reynaldo Lopez struggled with his control while allowing three runs over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Astros. Lopez issued five walks and hit a batter while throwing just 53 out of 97 pitches for strikes. He struck out just two of the 24 batters he faced while inducing only three swinging strikes. That’s not going to get it done. In addition to the middling strikeout rate, Lopez has 47 walks in 105 innings on the year. His ERA sits at 3.77 for the year, but we expect it to rise in the weeks ahead.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals have lost 14 of Duffy's last 20 starts overall.
The White Sox are 1-4 in their last five games versus a left-handed starter.
Adam Hamari has been a great under ump for bettors, cashing the under in 12 of his 16 games behind home plate this year. The under is also 22-8-1 in his last 31 games behind home plate dating back to last year. While both pitchers support the over, I can't see both of these teams hitting the ball as well as they did on Friday night.
The Pick: Royals/White Sox under 9