Royals vs. White Sox Sunday Prediction
Will another American League Central matchup between the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox fall under the betting total? The rivals will wrap up their series at 2:10 p.m. ET.
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, July 15, 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 -122 favorite. As of this writing, 74% 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 to go with bullpen game on Sunday
The Royals will wrap up the first half of the season by employing a bullpen day on Sunday against the White Sox. So is the trend in Major League Baseball. Burch Smith will start for the Royals and is expected to work around three innings.
White Sox' Giolito works 7 1/3 innings in loss to Astros
Lucas Giolito yielded two earned runs over 7 1/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Astros. It was a relatively excellent outing from the 23-year-old right-hander, who entered the day with a 6.93 season ERA. Giolito dropped that number to 6.59 while scattering three hits and three walks over his seven-plus frames against the defending World Series champs. Unfortunately, the White Sox offense managed just one run of support. Up next for Giolito is a start at home against the Royals.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals are winless in their last six games played on Sunday.
The White Sox have lost four of Giolito's last five home starts.
The under is 16-7-2 in Giolito's last 25 starts overall, is 9-4-1 in his last 14 starts when their opponent scored five runs or more in their previous game and is a perfect 8-0 in Giolito's last eight starts when pitching the third game of a series. The under has also cashed in four of the last five meetings between these two teams and is 3-0-1 in Giolito's last four outings against the Royals.
The Pick: Royals/White Sox under 9.5