Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 2 (8/2): MLB
- Aug 2, 2022, 2:35:15 AM
Credit: photo by Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports
|Time||8:10 p.m. EST|
|White Sox money line||-170|
|White Sox run line||-1.5 (+125)|
|Royals money line||+141|
|Royals run line||+1.5 (-145)|
|Over / under||8.5|
|Chicago White Sox||Kansas City Royals|
|Home / road record||23-29||19-32|
|Last 10 record||5-5||5-5|
|Over / under record||46-49-7||49-50-4|
|Runs / game||4.36||3.82|
|Runs allowed / game||4.58||5.06|
The Kansas City Royals and the Chicago White Sox will play the 2nd game of the series at the Guaranteed Rate Field on Tuesday night. The Royals took the win 2-1 in the first game of the series. Salvador Perez and Whit Merrifield hit solo home runs, Daniel Lynch took a shutout into the sixth inning in his return from the injured list.
Chicago White Sox
The White Sox get here with a 51-51 record and have won 5 of their last 8 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: Lucas Giolito (6-6, 5.14 ERA)
Kopech will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for Chicago. Giolito did not factor into the decision in the Rockies' 6-5 loss on Wednesday, allowing three runs on six hits and four walks in five innings. He struck out four batters. He has an 8-4 record with an ERA of 3.44 and 105 strikeouts in 18 appearances versus the Royals in his career.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals get to this game with a 41-62 record and have lost 5 of their last 7 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 White Sox couldn't do much against Daniel Lynch and the Royals bullpen as they scored only 1 run in the game. They'll maybe have better chances this time as Brad Keller will get the ball for the Royals who has struggled in his last 2 starts allowing 7 runs in 10 innings. Lucas Giolito will start for the White Sox and he has struggled at home losing the last 4 starts there and allowing 4 runs or more per game. Both offense should find success against these pitchers so the best play is the over.
PICK: Over 8.5 (-110)
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