White Sox vs. Royals Prediction
The Kansas City Royals were able to get past the White Sox and their ace on Monday. Will the Royals be able to pick up another win when the two meet up tonight at 8:15PM ET?
919 Chicago White Sox vs. 920 Kansas City Royals
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
8:15PM ET – Kauffman Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the White Sox are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -125 to win. The Royals are listed with odds of +115 to win, while the over/under total for the contest is set at 10.5 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 58 percent going on the White Sox on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
White Sox drop fourth straight
Chicago suffered its fourth straight loss on Monday night in a 5-2 loss at Kansas City. The White Sox are 42-48 on the year, 17-28 on the road and 45-43 with the under. Dylan Cease is getting the start for Chicago tonight. He is 1-0 on the season with a 5.40 ERA.
The White Sox struggled at the plate on Monday night, scoring just two runs on eight hits. Jon Jay had four of the eight hits for Chicago, including a pair of doubles. James McCann had a solo home run in the loss as well. Lucas Giolito took the loss, falling to 11-4 on the year. He threw six innings and gave up three runs on seven hits with five strikeouts.
Royals heating up?
Kansas City has won three of its last four games following Monday’s win over the White Sox. KC is now 33-62 on the season, 19-29 at home and 47-43 with the over. The Royals have Glenn Sparkman getting the start tonight. He is 2-5 on the season with a 5.18 ERA.
Jakob Junis got his fifth win of the year on Monday, pitching seven innings and allowing one run on five hits with 10 strikeouts. Ian Kennedy got his 14th save of the season as well. Nicky Lopez had two hits and two RBI to lead Kansas City at the plate while Hunter Dozier and Cheslor Cuthbert each had two hits and a RBI.
MLB Betting Trends
The White Sox have lost four straight road games and 36 of their last 51 Tuesday games.
The Royals are 4-1 in their last five home games against a team with a losing record. However, they are just 2-6 in Sparkman’s last eight starts.
Cease has just one start this year, a 3-run outing over five innings against the Tigers. Sparkman has struggled as of late, allowing fur runs or more in three straight starts. He has surprisingly pitched well at home, posting a 2.19 ERA. However, he has a 7.04 ERA over two starts against the White Sox this season. Despite Chicago losing on Monday, the Sox are the better team here. Kansas City can’t consistently put up runs and their pitching isn’t going to lock down the Sox all too often.
MLB Prediction: Chicago White Sox -125