Royals vs. White Sox Prediction
Can the Kansas City Royals find a way past the Chicago White Sox on the road when the two continue their series tonight at 8:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
8:10PM ET – Guaranteed Rate Field
TV: FSKC (KC); WGN (Chi)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the White Sox are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -120 to win, while the Royals are listed with a money line of +110 to win. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 56 percent of the wagers going on Kansas City 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.
Royals take opener
The Royals were able to grab the first game in the series on Tuesday, 4-2. Kansas City is now 33-73 overall and 18-36 on the road. The Royals are putting up 3.66 runs per game on offense this season while allowing 5.49 per contest.
Jakob Junis gets the start for the Royals this evening. He is making his 20th start of the season and has a 5-11 record with a 5.06 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP. Junis has pitched 110.1 innings this year and has 101 strikeouts with 32 walks.
White Sox fall again
The White Sox suffered the 4-2 loss to Kansas City on Tuesday and have lost five of their last six games. Chicago is now 37-69 overall and 20-32 at home. The White Sox are putting up 4.08 runs per game this season while allowing 5.42 per contest.
Dylan Covey gets the start for the White Sox this evening. He is making his 14th start of the season on Wednesday and he comes into the night with a 4-6 record, a 5.40 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP. Covey has pitched 68.1 innings this year and has 50 strikeouts with 30 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals have lost eight of Junis’ last nine starts overall and four of his last five road starts. However, they have won five of their last seven division games.
The White Sox have won four of their last five home games against a right-handed starts and four of Covey’s last five home starts against a losing team.
Junis was rocked by the White Sox earlier this year, giving up six runs in 5.2 innings. Covey gave up four runs in six innings to the Royals in a start this year as well. While that isn’t good either, I think Covey has been strong at home. He has a 3.54 ERA at home compared to a 6.69 one on the road. Look for Covey to work through this struggling KC lineup tonight and lead the Sox to a win.
The Pick: Chicago White Sox -120