MLB Picks: Royals vs White Sox 8/3/22

by | Aug 3, 2022 | mlb

Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Wednesday August 3rd, 02:10 ET
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Money Line: Royals +139 / White Sox -165 (Get better lines at BetNow)
Total Line: 8.5

STARTING PITCHING

Kansas City: Brady Singer (4-3, 3.61)
Chicago: Lance Lynn (1-4, 6.42)

Royals Projected Lineup

Michael A. Taylor CF
Nick Pratto 1B
Hunter Dozier LF
MJ Melendez RF
Vinnie Pasquantino 1B
Nicky Lopez 3B
Salvador Perez C
Bobby Witt Jr. SS
Whit Merrifield 2B
Brady Singer P

White Sox Projected Lineup

Yoán Moncada 3B
Josh Harrison 2B
Eloy Jiménez LF
AJ Pollock LF
Adam Engel CF
Yasmani Grandal C
José Abreu 1B
Tim Anderson SS
Andrew Vaughn RF
Lance Lynn P

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Kansas City Royals: 41-63-0 SU / OU 50-50-4 / Run Line W/L 47-57-0
Chicago White Sox: 52-51-0 SU / OU 48-49-6 / Run Line W/L 46-57-0

The Chicago White Sox host the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, August 3rd at Guaranteed Rate Field. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 02:10 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Chicago as the favorite (-165), with an OU line set at 8.5.

Recent Form

The Royals will look to bounce back from a tough loss to the White Sox by the score of 9-2. In the loss, Kansas City’s pitchers gave up 9 runs on 14 hits. With their 7 hits, the Royals could only muster 2 runs. The loss came as Kansas City was the betting underdog, getting 144.0 on the moneyline. Together, the Royals and White Sox combined to surpass the over-under betting line set at 8.5 runs. With this result, Kansas City now has a .500 over-under record at 50-50-4.

In their last 5 games, the Royals are below .500, at 2-3. This mark has come on an average run margin of just -16. In their last 5 contests, Kansas City is averaging 3.8 runs per game, right in line with their season average of 3.83. Kansas City’s overall series record is just 9-20-4.

The Chicago White Sox are coming off a big win over the Royals by a score of 9-2. In the winning effort, the team’s pitchers held the Royals to 2 runs and 7 hits. Offensively, they finished with 9 runs on 14 hits. In the game, Chicago was able to take care of business as they were the favorite at -175.0. For the season, the team has been favored in 65 games, winning at a rate of 55%. The White Sox and Royals went over the run total line set at 8.5 runs. On the season, the team has an over-under record of just 48-49-6.

In their last 5 games, the White Sox have put together a record of 3-2. Their recent success is backed by an average scoring margin of +6 (last 5). Chicago has benefited from strong pitching, as their offense has slipped in their last 5 games, averaging just 4.0 runs per game. Their overall average sits at 4.37. On the season, Chicago has won more than half of their series, going 13-12-8.

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Pitching Matchup

Brady Singer gets the start for the Royals, with an overall record of 4-3. To date, Singer has an ERA of 3.61 while lasting an average of 5.26 innings per appearance. Singer comes into the game with a batting average allowed of 0.239. Opposing batters have been able to drive the ball with power against Singer, averaging 1.18 homers per 9 innings pitched. Per game, Brady Singer is averaging 5.69, on a strikeout percentage of 27.0%. For the season, he has struggled with command averaging 2.23 walks per outing.

Lance Lynn gets the start for the White Sox, with an overall record of 1-4. So far, Lynn has put together an ERA of 6.42. In his appearances leading up to today, he has lasted an average of 5.24 innings. Opposing teams have hit the ball well against the right-hander, with a batting average of 0.274. Home runs have been an issue for Lynn, as he is allowing an average of 1.91 per 9 innings pitched. Lynn has accumulated a strikeout percentage of 23.0% and a per-game average of 5.44. Leading into the game, he has shown a strong command of his pitches, averaging just 1.89 walks per contest.

Kansas City vs Chicago History

Today’s matchup between the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox will be their 11th meeting of the season. So far, the teams have each won 5 times. The over-under record in this series sits at 3-5. The average run total in these games is 7.53 runs per game. The averge scoring margin in these meetings is 3.4 runs. Last season, Kansas City picked up the series win, 10 games to 9. In these 19 meetings, the two teams combined for an over-under record of 5-14. Last year, the Royals and White Sox averaged 7.53 runs per game. The average scoring differential in this series was 3.84 runs per game.

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Betting Trends

  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 5 games on the road
  • Chi White Sox is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox’s last 7 games

Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox Prediction

Heading into Wednesday’s AL Central matchup between Kansas City and Chicago, the White Sox have the overall edge. However, Royals starter Brady Singer has been excellent of late, giving up 1 run or less in 3 straight starts. This trend includes a scoreless 7-inning performance vs a dangerous Yankees lineup. I recommend taking the Royals on the moneyline.

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