Royals vs. White Sox Prediction

Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox, 8/19/18 Prediction & Odds

Can the Chicago White Sox bounce back from Saturday’s loss to the Kansas City Royals when the two finish off their weekend series today at 2:10PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

923 Kansas City Royals at 924 Chicago White Sox

Sunday, August 19, 2018

2:10PM ET – Guaranteed Rate Field

TV: FSKC; WGN

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the White Sox are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -150 to win. The Royals are listed with a money line of +135 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 9 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 55 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 sneak out a win

The Royals evened up this weekend series on Saturday, pulling out a 3-1 victory over the Sox. Kansas City is now 38-85 overall and 20-41 on the road. KC is putting up just 3.68 runs per game this season while allowing 5.44 per game.

Heath Fillmyer gets the start for the Royals this afternoon. He is making his seventh start of the season tonight and 11th appearance. Fillmyer is 1-1 with a 3.61 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP. He has recorded 24 strikeouts and 22 walks over 42.1 innings of work.

White Sox end win streak

The White Sox had their brief 3-game win streak come to an end on Saturday in the loss to the Royals. Chicago is now 45-77 overall and 23-39 at home. The White Sox are scoring 4.08 runs per game this year while allowing 5.34 per contest.

Reynaldo Lopez gets the start for the White Sox on Sunday. He is making his 25th start of the season today and comes in with a 4-9 record, a 4.40 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP. Lopez has racked up 98 strikeouts and 60 walks over 141.0 innings on the mound.

MLB Betting Trends

Kansas City

The Royals have lost five of Fillmyer’s six starts this year and they are just 12-40 in their last 52 Game 3’s.

Chicago

The White Sox have lost six of Lopez’ last seven starts and nine of their last 12 home games.

Prediction:

Both teams don’t have great trends for today’s game, but the White Sox have won five of Lopez’ last six starts against the Royals. This season, he has a 3.86 ERA against KC with 13 strikeouts and just two walks. Lopez also has a 3.73 ERA at home this year, much better than his numbers on the road. Fillmyer has a 4.96 ERA on the road right now and he likely isn’t to get much run support from his lackluster hitters.

 

The Pick: Chicago White Sox -150

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