Royals vs. White Sox Runline Bet 9/1/22

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Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Thursday September 1st, 02:10 ET
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field
TV: YouTube
Money Line: Royals +180 / White Sox -220
Total Line: 9.0


Kansas City: Daniel Mengden (0-0, 2.08)
Chicago: Johnny Cueto (6-6, 2.98)

Royals Projected Lineup

Michael A. Taylor CF
Nicky Lopez SS
Michael Massey 2B
Drew Waters LF
Nick Pratto 1B
Bobby Witt Jr. 3B
Salvador Perez C
Hunter Dozier RF
MJ Melendez C
Daniel Mengden P

White Sox Projected Lineup

Josh Harrison 2B
Elvis Andrus SS
Andrew Vaughn LF
Yasmani Grandal C
Romy Gonzalez SS
Eloy Jiménez LF
José Abreu 1B
AJ Pollock CF
Luis Robert CF
Johnny Cueto P


Kansas City Royals: 53-78-0 SU / OU 65-61-5 / Run Line W/L 62-69-0
Chicago White Sox: 64-66-0 SU / OU 58-63-9 / Run Line W/L 57-73-0

The Chicago White Sox host the Kansas City Royals on Thursday September 1st 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 (-220), with an OU line set at 9.0.

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The Royals come into this game having suffered a 4-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox. On their way to giving up 4 runs, the Royals staff allowed 9 hits. Offensively, they finished with just 2 runs on 6 hits. The loss came as Kansas City was the betting underdog, getting 180.0 on the moneyline. This matchup remained below the over-under line set at 8.5 runs. Even after this game, Kansas City’s overall over-under record sits at 65-61-5.

Over the Royals’ last 5 contests, they have a record of just 2-3. In this rough stretch of games, the team’s run differential comes in at -1. Compared to their overall average of 3.93 runs per game, the team’s offense is playing well. Over their last 5 contests, they have bumped this figure up to 6.8. Kansas City’s overall series record is just 12-25-5.

Chicago will look to keep things rolling in today’s game, as they most recently took down Royals by 2 runs 4-2. For the game, the pitching staff held the Royals to 2 runs on 6 hits. At the plate, the White Sox only came through for 4 runs on 9 hits. Chicago picked up the win while being favored at -200.0. So far, the team has won 52.0% of the games in which they were favored. With this result, the White Sox and Royals combined to fall below the over-under line of 8.5 runs. Now, Chicago had an over-under record of 58-63-9.

The White Sox come into today’s game looking to turn things around, as they are just 1-4 over their last 5 games. During this time, the team has a run differential of -11. In their 5 most recent contests, the team is scoring at a rate of 4.0, similar to their season-long average of 4.18. Chicago has a below .500 series record of just 15-16-11.

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Pitching Matchup

The Kansas City Royals will send Daniel Mengden to the mound who has not factored into a decision this season. Overall, he has an ERA of 2.08. Today’s game will be his first start of the season, as he has primarily worked out of the bullpen for the Royals. In his last outing, he gave yp 1 earned run across 2 innings of action.

In today’s game, Chicago turns to starter Johnny Cueto. For the year, he has a record of 6-6. Currently, Cueto has a strong ERA of just 2.98 while pitching an average of 6.48 innings per outing. Together, opponents have a batting average of 0.253 against Cueto. Opposing batters are hitting for power at a below-average rate against Cueto, as he is allowing just 0.95 per 9 innings. On the season, Johnny Cueto has had no problem racking up strikeouts, posting a strikeout percentage of 15.0%. This has led to an average of 4.05 K’s per game. For the season, he has struggled with command averaging 1.96 walks per outing.

Kansas City vs Chicago History

For the season, the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox will be playing their 19th game of the season. Kansas City has the lead in the series at 10-8. The over-under record in this series sits at 7-9. The average run total in these games is 7.53 runs per game. The averge scoring margin in these meetings is 2.94 runs. Last season, Kansas City picked up the series win, 10 games to 9. The over-under record in last year’s matchups was 5-14, with the average run total being 7.53 runs per game. On average, the winning team won by a margin of 3.84 runs per contest.

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Betting Trends

  • Kansas City is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Chi White Sox
  • Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox’s last 5 games when playing Kansas City
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox’s last 6 games at home

Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox Prediction

Leading into today’s matchup between Kansas City and Chicago, the White Sox are the heavy favorites on the moneyline. With Daniel Mengden making his first start of the season, look for Chicago to have a big offensive game. In addition, Johnny Cueto has given up just 2 earned runs across 12 innings vs Kanas City. I like the White Sox on the runline.

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