White Sox vs. Royals Prediction
The Kansas City Royals dominated the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night in an impressive win. Will KC be able to roll past Chicago again tonight at 8:15PM ET?
971 Chicago White Sox vs. 972 Kansas City Royals
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
8:15PM ET – Kauffman Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Royals are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -130 to win. The White Sox are listed with a money line of +120 to win, while the over/under total for the contest is listed at 10.5 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 55 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 continue slide
Chicago has lost five straight and seven of its last eight following an 11-0 loss to the Royals on Tuesday night. The White Sox are 42-49 on the year, 17-29 on the road and 45-44 with the under. Ivan Nova is getting the start today. He is 4-8 on the season with a 5.60 ERA.
The White Sox were held to just five hits on Tuesday night. All five were singles and only AJ Reed was the lone player to finish the game with two hits. On the mound, Dylan Cease took the loss. He allowed six runs, four earned, over six innings. He gave up eight hits and struck out seven to drop to 1-1 on the year.
Kansas City has won four of its last five games following the lopsided victory on Tuesday night. KC is now 34-62 on the season, 20-29 at home and 48-43 with the over. The Royals have Danny Duffy getting the start this evening. He is 3-5 on the season with a 4.64 ERA.
Glenn Sparkman threw a complete game shutout on Tuesday night, pitching all nine innings while giving up five hits with one walk and eight strikeouts. He is 3-5 on the year with the victory. Whit Merrifield had an inside-the-park home run and a double with two RBI in the win. Hunter Dozier had three hits and three RBI while Alex Gordon had two hits and scored three runs.
MLB Betting Trends
The White Sox are just 5-16 in their last 21 road games, but 5-2 in their last seven Wednesday games.
The Royals have won four of their last five home games, but they are 0-7 in their last seven Wednesday games.
The White Sox are in a funk right now and Nova isn’t the pitcher that seems to be able to get him out of it. He has given up at least four runs in six of his last eight starts. Nova has a 4.35 ERA over two starts against the Royals. Duffy has given up multiple runs in nine straight starts, but has been able to get deep into some recent games. The Sox have just seven runs over their last five games combined and that ultimately is going to be the problem tonight. Nova won’t be able to keep the Royals from scoring, so I think the Sox are going to drop another due to their hitting woes.
MLB Prediction: Kansas City Royals -130