Royals vs. White Sox Prediction
Will the Kansas City Royals complete a sweep of the Chicago White Sox when the two wrap up their series today at 2:10PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, August 2, 2018
2:10PM 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 -130 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 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 55 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 seek sweep
The Royals have taken the first two games in this series, winning 4-2 on Tuesday and 10-5 on Wednesday night. Kansas City is now 34-73 overall and 19-36 on the road. The Royals are putting up 3.66 runs per game on offense this season while allowing 5.49 per contest.
Brad Keller gets the start for the Royals this afternoon. He has started 10 games this year and has appeared in 31. Keller carries a 4-4 record with a 3.43 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP. He has amassed 45 strikeouts and 32 walks over 76.0 innings this year.
White Sox drop third straight
Following Wednesday’s loss, the White Sox have dropped three straight and six of their last seven. Chicago is now 37-70 overall and 20-33 at home. The White Sox are putting up 4.08 runs per game this season while allowing 5.42 per contest.
Reynaldo Lopez gets the start for the White Sox today. Lopez has started 21 games this year and has a 4-9 record with a 4.57 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP. Lopez has pitched a total of 122.0 innings this year and he has 86 strikeouts with 55 walks.
MLB Betting Trends
The Royals have lost four of Keller’s last five road starts and 11 of their last 14 Thursday games.
The White Sox have lost six straight Thursday games and six of Lopez’ last seven starts against division opponents.
The Royals have managed a few wins this week and now look for a rare sweep today. The White Sox pitching has been pretty disappointing, given they have allowed 14 runs to one of the worst offenses in the league. I don’t see why that needs to change given Lopez has not been very good on the mound and walks a lot of batters. Keller walks a lot of batters too, but manages to limit the damage.
The Pick: Kansas City Royals +110