Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals, Saturday, Las Vegas Sports Betting, MLB Baseball Odds, Picks and Predictions

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CHICAGO WHITE SOX KANSAS CITY ROYALS
38-55, 5th in American League Central July 22, 7:15 PM | Grass of Kauffman Stadium 48-47, 2nd in American League Central
Chi. White Sox at Kansas City, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 7:15 PM ET, Saturday, July 22, 2017
Where: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
TV: 7:15 p.m. ET, WGN (Chicago), FSN Kansas City
PITCHING MATCHUP: White Sox RH Mike Pelfrey (3-7, 4.64 ERA) vs. Royals LH Jason Vargas (12-4, 3.06)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Chicago White Sox [M. Pelfrey -R] +1½ -130 +160 Ov 10½ -135
Kansas City Royals [J. Vargas -L] -1½ +110 -170 Un 10½ +115
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The fans at Royals Stadium will be treated to a game between the Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals when they take their seats on Saturday.

The White Sox will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Mike Pelfrey in this game. Pelfrey has a 3-7 record and a 4.64 ERA this season.

Meanwhile, it’ll be Jason Vargas who starts for the Royals. Left hander Vargas is 12-4 with a 3.05 ERA so far this season.

Pelfrey needed 83 pitches to get through 4 2/3 innings in last Saturday’s no-decision against Seattle, yielding two runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk. Since collecting his last victory at Toronto on June 17, the Wichita State product is 0-2 with an 8.00 ERA and has failed to make it past the fifth inning in any of his four turns over that span. Lorenzo Cain is 10-for-19 and Eric Hosmer is 7-for-14 against Pelfrey, who lost in Kansas City on May 3 after permitting three runs across 5 1/3 innings.

Vargas suffered through his worst start of the season Monday against Detroit, tying season highs by giving up six runs and four walks while lasting a season-low 2 2./3 innings. Since earning his first All-Star nod after going 12-3 with a 2.22 ERA through the end of June, the 34-year-old is 0-1 with a 14.09 ERA in two July outings. Vargas split a pair of back-to-back starts against the White Sox in late April and early May, posting a victory at home on May 1 after allowing one run across six frames.

Oddsmakers currently have the Royals listed as 170-moneyline favorites versus the White Sox, while the game’s total is sitting at 10½.

The Chicago White Sox got a glimpse of what they hope is the first of many impressive games from second baseman Yoan Moncada on Friday, but the Kansas City Royals’ recent resilience ended up stealing the show. The Royals eye a fourth straight victory Saturday when they continue their 10-game homestand with the second of three contests against the White Sox.

The 22-year-old Moncada, considered by many as the best prospect in baseball prior to making his team debut Wednesday, delivered his first career triple and drove in four runs Friday. However, Whit Merrifield pushed Kansas City to its third walk-off win during the homestand with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning, helping the Royals (48-47) overcome a season-high tying three errors and early four-run deficit to crawl back over .500. The White Sox (38-55) continued their freefall with their season-high seventh straight setback, have lost 10 of 11 overall and own the worst record in the American League. Chicago is 7-19 in its last 26 games in Kansas City and has scored only 18 runs during its losing streak – a third of which came in Friday’s 7-6 defeat.

In their last action, Kansas City was a 7-6 winner on the road against the White Sox. Bettors on Kansas City at -173 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 7-6 result against the Royals on July 21. Bettors who backed the Royals at -173 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

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Chicago:
Team record: 38-55 SU
Current Streak: lost 7 straight games.
Chi White Sox is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Chi White Sox is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Chi White Sox’s last 15 games

Kansas City:
Team record: 48-47 SU
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Kansas City is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 5 games

Next up:
Chicago at Kansas City Sunday, July 23

MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. Merrifield, who is tied with Oakland’s Rajai Davis for the most steals in the majors this month (eight), also has a 22-game hitting streak against division opponents – the longest such streak in team history.

2. Moncada is the youngest White Sox player to record a four-RBI game since Sammy Sosa on Sept. 21, 1990.

3. Kansas City OF Alex Gordon went 3-for-4 with three RBIs in the opener, giving him 16 RBIs over his last 18 contests after driving in only 15 in his first 67 games.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Kansas City Royals will win outright at -170 and the game will stay under 10½ runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Royals 7, White Sox 2 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
CHW TEAM KC
4.46 RUNS 4.22
4.96 RUNS AGNST 4.51
-0.49 DIFF -0.28
-$477 MONEY $526
4.67 TEAM ERA 4.31
8.78 OFF HITS 8.59
2.52 OFF WALKS 2.39
8.29 OFF Ks 7.54
8.60 DEF HITS 8.87
3.72 DEF WALKS 3.21
7.75 DEF Ks 7.68
INJURIES
CHICAGO WHITE SOX
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Charlie Tilson OF 15-Day Disabled List
Brett Lawrie 2B 15-Day Disabled List
Matt Davidson 3B 15-Day Disabled List
Austin Jackson P 15-Day Disabled List
Jake Petricka P 15-Day Disabled List
Zach Putnam P 15-Day Disabled List
Daniel Webb P 15-Day Disabled List
Miguel Gonzalez P 15-Day Disabled List
KANSAS CITY ROYALS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Wade Davis P 15-Day Disabled List
Luke Hochevar P 15-Day Disabled List
Tim Collins P 60-Day Disabled List
Kris Medlen P 15-Day Disabled List
Mike Minor P 60-Day Disabled List
Mike Moustakas 3B 15-Day Disabled List
Jason Vargas P 60-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
CHICAGO WHITE SOX
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Chi White Sox’s last 15 games
Chi White Sox are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games
Chi White Sox are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox’s last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox’s last 6 games when playing Kansas City
Chi White Sox are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
KANSAS CITY ROYALS
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 5 games
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 5 games at home
Kansas City is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 6 games when playing Chi White Sox
Kansas City is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Chi White Sox’s Overall Scoring vs Kansas City’s Overall Defense 4.5 11 4.5 7
Chi White Sox’s Away Scoring vs Kansas City’s Home Defense 4.4 10 4.4 6
Chi White Sox’s Road ERA vs Kansas City’s Home ERA Allowed 5.1 12 4.2 12
Kansas City’s Overall Scoring vs Chi White Sox’s Overall Defense 4.2 13 5.0 10
Kansas City’s Home Scoring vs Chi White Sox’s Road Defense 4.3 13 5.1 11
Kansas City’s Home ERA vs Chi White Sox’s Road ERA Allowed 4.1 9 4.0 8
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
WHITE SOX
White Sox are lowest scoring team in the league at 3.7 runs per game.
White Sox trail the league in walks with 2.5 per game.
ROYALS
Royals have the third-lowest base on balls in the league at 2.6 per game.
Royals strike out less than any team in the league with 6.5 per game.
Royals are the toughest team to score on in the league, allowing just 3.7 runs per game.

 

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