Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 1 (8/1): MLB
- Aug 1, 2022, 2:20:27 AM
Credit: photo by Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
|Time||8:10 p.m. EST|
|White Sox money line||-165|
|White Sox run line||-1.5 (+125)|
|Royals money line||+139|
|Royals run line||+1.5 (-145)|
|Over / under||8.5|
|Chicago White Sox||Kansas City Royals|
|Home / road record||23-28||18-32|
|Last 10 record||6-4||4-6|
|Over / under record||46-48-7||49-49-4|
|Runs / game||4.36||3.82|
|Runs allowed / game||4.58||5.06|
The Kansas City Royals and the Chicago White Sox will meet again to play a 3-game series at the Guaranteed Rate Field. The White Sox won their last series against the Athletics while the Royals lost vs the NY Yankees. These teams are tied 4-4 in the last 8 head to head games.
Chicago White Sox
The White Sox get here with a 51-50 record and have won 5 of their last 7 games. The team is averaging 4.36 runs per game. They're batting for .257 AVG, 440 runs scored in 902 hits and 88 home runs, ranking #18 in offense in the league behind the San Diego Padres. Jose Abreu leads with 12 home runs and 49 RBI while Tim Anderson is batting for .311 avg.
Defensively they are allowing 4.58 runs per game and rank #22 in the league. Dylan Cease leads the team with a 2.01 ERA, 161 strikeouts and 11 wins recorded.
Probable Pitcher: Michael Kopech (4-6, 3.16 ERA)
Kopech will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for Chicago. Kopech allowed six hits and three walks while striking out four in 5.1 scoreless innings to earn the win Tuesday over the Rockies. He has an ERA of 4.58 and 19 strikeouts in 8 appearances versus the Royals in his career.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals get to this game with a 40-62 record and have lost 5 of their last 6 games. The team is averaging 3.82 runs per game. They're batting for .246 AVG, 394 runs scored in 848 hits and 82 home runs, ranking #27 in offense in the league behind the Washington Nationals. Bobby Witt Jr is batting for a .255 AVG. 51 RBI and 14 home runs.
Defensively they are allowing 5.06 runs per game and ranking #27 in the league. Brad Keller leads the team with a 4.18 ERA, 73 strikeouts and 5 wins recorded for the Royals.
Probable Pitcher: Brad Keller (5-11, 4.18 ERA)
Keller will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Royals. Keller took the loss in the Royals' 4-0 loss to the Angels on Wednesday, allowing three runs on six hits and three walks over six-plus innings. He struck out five batters. He is 5-5 with an ERA of 3.34 and 71 strikeouts in 18 appearances against the White Sox in his career.
Kansas City are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games on the road.
Kansas City are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox.
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Chi White Sox's last 20 games against Kansas City.
Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home.
The Royals offense finally woke up in their last game vs Yankees but they were really struggling before. For this game they'll have to face Michael Kopech who has allowed no more than 2 runs in each of his last 3 starts. Brad Keller will get the ball for the Royals who has struggled in his last 2 starts allowing 7 runs in 10 innings. The White Sox get here in better shape and have the better pitcher on the mound. Take the White Sox.
PICK: White Sox ML (-165)
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