White Sox vs Royals Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 3: MLB

White Sox vs Royals Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 3: MLB

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Time 8:10 p.m. EST
White Sox money line -172
White Sox run line -1.5 (-106)
Royals money line +140
Royals run line +1.5 (+106)
Over / under 9 (-110)


Key stats
  White Sox Royals
Record 78-56 59-74
Road / home record 32-32 32-34
Last 10 record 6-4 4-6
Streak W3 L4
Over / under record 61-65-8 57-65-10
Runs / game 5.03 4.14
Runs allowed / game 3.96 4.87



Tonight the White Sox are in Kauffman Stadium to begin their three-game series against the Royals in an AL Central division matchup.  The White Sox sit atop the division and are in prime position to win their first division title since 2008. They've won five of their last six games averaging 8.33 runs per game in that span even with one shutout loss.  The Royals are well off of a wild card spot and are on a four-game slide.  They were swept by the Indians despite beating the Mariners 3-1 in their series prior to hosting Cleveland.  Kansas City is averaging 3.67 runs per game in that span of games.  

Pitching matchup

White Sox

Dallas Keuchel (8-7, 5.01 ERA) Dallas Keuchel will be first to the mound for the White Sox.  Keuchel is now in his second year with White Sox after seven years in Houston and one in Atlanta and is averaging a 5.01 ERA.  In the last month, he pitched 23 innings surrendering 28 hits and 19 ERs with 12 walks and as many strikeouts.  


Kris Bubic (4-6, 5.18 ERA) Kris Bubic will take the ball first for the Royals.  His ERA in 2021 is 5.18 with a WHIP of 1.53.  Bubic pitched 97.1 innings in 23 games this season giving up 99 hits, 56 ERs and 88 strikeouts compared to 50 walks.  Bubic played the White Sox three times this season throwing for 17.2 innings and going for nine hits with five ERs, seven walks and 13 batters struck out.


The White Sox are looking to tighten their grip on the AL Central and get back into the playoffs and their bats have been in scorching form in recent games.  I expect the Royals to continue to struggle to find consistency in the same areas, but both teams will put some runs up on the board.

PICK: Over 9 (-110)

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