White Sox vs. Royals Prediction
Will the Kansas City Royals avoid another loss at home tonight when they host the Chicago White Sox at 8:15PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, September 10, 2018
8:15PM ET – Kauffman Stadium
TV: FSKC (KC); NSCH (Chi)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Kansas City is the slight favorite at home, as the Royals are getting odds of -120 to win. The White Sox are getting a money line of +110 to win. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 8.5 runs. The public betting for this game currently has 60 percent of the wagers going on Kansas City 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.
White Sox skidding again
The White Sox had been playing well for a time, but have now lost five straight and scored three runs or less in all five losses. The White Sox are 56-87 overall and 28-40 on the road. Chicago is putting up 4.13 runs per game on offense while giving up 5.22 per contest.
Lucas Giolito gets the start for the White Sox on Monday night. He has started 28 games this year and has a 10-10 record with a 5.85 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP. Giolito has 114 strikeouts and 79 walks over 152.1 innings of work.
Royals lose another series
The Royals are coming off a series loss this weekend to the Twins in Minnesota. They have lost four of their last five games. Kansas City is 47-95 overall and 25-45 at home. The Royals are putting up 3.81 runs per game on offense while allowing 5.25 per contest.
Jakob Junis gets the start for the Royals tonight. He has started 26 games this year and has an 8-12 record with a 4.32 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. Junis has 145 strikeouts and 40 walks over 154.0 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The White Sox have won five of their last six road games and 7-3 in Giolito’s last 10 starts.
The Royals have won five straight road games, but they are just 4-12 in Junis’ last 16 starts.
Chicago has been struggling but Giolito has pitched well against the Royals this year. He has a 2-0 record through three starts with a 2.50 ERA. Junis has struggled against the White Sox this year, posting a 6.48 ERA through three starts. The White Sox have the ability to hit the ball and should against a poor pitcher. Giolito has been improving through the year, but still has some walk issues. I still think he pitches well enough to lead Chicago to the win.
The Pick: Chicago White Sox +110