Royals vs. White Sox Prediction

Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox, 8/18/18 Prediction & Odds

Are the Chicago White Sox capable of getting a 4-game win streak going tonight when they host the Kansas City Royals at 7:10PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

973 Kansas City Royals at 974 Chicago White Sox

Saturday, August 18, 2018

7:10PM ET – Guaranteed Rate Field

TV: FSKC; WGN

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers, the White Sox are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -125 to win. The Royals are listed with a money line of +105 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 9.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 70 percent on Chicago at home. 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 fall again

The Royals were unable to win back-to-back games on Friday, losing 9-3 in this series opener. Kansas City is now 37-85 overall and 19-41 on the road. KC is putting up just 3.69 runs per game this season while allowing 5.48 per game.

Brad Keller gets the start for the Royals tonight. It will be his 14th start of the year and 35th appearance for KC. He has a 5-5 record with a 3.40 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP. Keller has 62 strikeouts with 40 walks over 95.1 innings.

White Sox take two from Tigers

The White Sox are on a rare 3-game win streak right now following Friday’s victory. Chicago is now 45-76 overall and 23-38 at home. The White Sox are scoring 4.11 runs per game this year while allowing 5.36 per contest.

Dylan Covey gets the start for the White Sox tonight. He is making his 17th start of the season and has a 4-9 record with a 6.06 ERA and a 1.60 WHIP. Covey has 59 strikeouts and 36 walks over 81.2 innings of work this year.

MLB Betting Trends

Kansas City

The Royals have lost five straight division games and they have also lost five of Keller’s last six road starts.

Chicago

The White Sox have won five of their last seven after a win despite being 3-8 in their last 11 home games.

Prediction:

Both starters have struggled against their respective opponent tonight. While Covey hasn’t done well this year, I will still go with the White Sox. Chicago has the better hitting and their bullpen has been just slightly better. The Royals haven’t shown an ability to hit consistently and I think that will be the issue tonight on the road.

 

The Pick: Chicago White Sox -125

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