Game Time: 2:10 pm ET, Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Venue: Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, IL
Where to Watch: NBCS-CHI
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks
DraftKings: Moneyline odds: Royals +140, White Sox -165; Over/Under: 8.5 runs
Bet365: Moneyline odds: Royals +140, White Sox -165; Over/Under: 8.5 runs
BetMGM: Moneyline odds: Royals +140, White Sox -165; Over/Under: 8.5 runs
Kansas City Royals: 41-62 (4th place, AL Central)
Chicago White Sox: 51-51 (3rd place, AL Central)
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Kansas City Royals: 5-5 last 10
Chicago White Sox: 5-5 last 10
Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox Preview and Analysis
The Royals enter this game on a 2 game winning streak. They lost their last series against the New York Yankees 3-1 in a 4-game series. They enter this game with a 41-62 record overall and have a road record of 19-32. This is the series finale of a 3-game series with the White Sox on Wednesday with the 2nd game still to be played on Tuesday. Their offense ranks 24th in the MLB with a .687 OPS. Brad Keller is their starting pitcher on Tuesday while Brady Singer is making his start in this game on Wednesday. He is 4-3 with a 3.51 ERA this season. His team won 4 of their last 5 games this season with him making an appearance. In his last start, he allowed 0 ER, 0 HRs, and 1 BB with 10 Ks on 1 hit through 7 IP against the New York Yankees.
The White Sox were on a 2 game winning streak but now enter this game off of a loss. They won their last series against the Oakland Athletics 2-1 in a 3-game series. They enter this game with a 51-51 record overall and have a home record of 23-29. This is the 3rd game of a 3-game series with the Royals on Wednesday with the 2nd game still to be played on Tuesday. Their offense ranks 18th in the MLB with a .696 OPS. Lucas Giolito is their starting pitcher on Tuesday while Lance Lynn is making his start in this game on Wednesday. He is 1-4 with a 6.42 ERA this season. His team lost 3 of their last 4 games this season with him making an appearance. In his last start, he allowed 4 ER, 3 HRs, and 0 BB with 8 Ks on 6 hits through 5.2 IP against the Oakland Athletics.
Royals vs White Sox Prediction
The current betting odds have the Royals listed as an underdog in this game. The Royals won their series opener against the White Sox here and they even took their series finale in New York against the Yankees as they have started to heat up a bit in their games recently. One of those games they won with their bats and the other with good pitching, but this is a bit of a mismatch that they can take advantage of here. They already have one win against the White Sox here and have a chance to win the series with this game. Singer is starting for them and he has been solid this season while the White Sox are going with Lynn who has not had many starts this season but most of them have been very bad starts. He allows a lot of runs in his starts and he has been doing this all season. The Royals do not have a good offense but they are hitting well right now and they will take advantage of that here while the White Sox are missing some key players from their lineup and will struggle to score runs in this game. The best way to place a bet here is on the Royals to win this game.
Royals White Sox Prediction: Our MLB Pick for Wednesday, August 3, 2022 (2:10 pm ET start time) is Royals 5 White Sox 3.
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MLB Betting Trends
Kansas City Royals: 41-62 (-11.3 Units) ML in all games. 26-51 (-11.6 Units) ML as an underdog of +100 or higher. 27-19 UNDER when the total is 8 to 8.5.
Chicago White Sox: 141-86 (+5.8 Units) ML as a favorite of -110 or higher. 15-8 UNDER as a favorite of -150 or more. 75-55 UNDER when the total is 8 to 8.5.
Kansas City Royals: A. Mondesi (SS) out for season - Knee. E. Olivares (CF) Out indefinitely - Quadricep. B. Witt Jr. (SS) Ques Tues - Hand.
Chicago White Sox: J. Burger (3B) Mid Aug - Hand. L. Robert (CF) Mid Aug - Head. T. Anderson (SS) day-to-day - Suspension.
"This guy just continues to amaze us. Any injury, especially one that causes a surgery, usually it's not just the strength, it's the timing. That's probably the most amazing thing after he's able to take off five weeks.” - Mike Matheny on Perez after his team’s win against the White Sox on Monday.
"He gets us into the seventh inning. He did his part. The ball was coming out his hand good.” - Tony La Russa on Kopech after his team’s loss against the Royals on Monday.
Kansas City Royals
MJ Melendez (L) RF
Whit Merrifield (R) 2B
Salvador Perez (R) C
Vinnie Pasquantino (L) DH
Hunter Dozier (R) LF
Nick Pratto (L) 1B
Michael A. Taylor (R) CF
Nicky Lopez (L) 3B
Maikel Garcia (R) SS
Chicago White Sox
Tim Anderson (R) SS
Yoan Moncada (S) 3B
Andrew Vaughn (R) RF
Jose Abreu (R) 1B
Eloy Jimenez (R) LF
Yasmani Grandal (S) DH
Leury Garcia (S) 2B
Seby Zavala (R) C
Adam Engel (R) CF
Kansas City Royals
Batting Average: Michael Massey (.375)
Hits: Bobby Witt (92)
Home Runs: Bobby Witt (14)
RBI: Bobby Witt (51)
Stolen Bases: Bobby Witt (20)
Wins: Brad Keller (5)
Saves: Scott Barlow (17)
ERA: Angel Zerpa (1.64)
Chicago White Sox
Batting Average: Tim Anderson (.313)
Hits: Jose Abreu (114)
Home Runs: Luis Robert (12)
RBI: Luis Robert (54)
Stolen Bases: Tim Anderson (13)
Wins: Dylan Cease (11)
Saves: Liam Hendriks (20)
ERA: Dylan Cease (2.01)
Kansas City Royals: Mike Matheny (3rd season)
Chicago White Sox: Tony La Russa (2nd season)