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2021 MLB Handicapping
(58-40) Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals (41-55)
Date: Monday, July 26th, 2021
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, MO
Projected Pitchers: Dallas Keuchel (CHI) vs. Mike Minor (KC)
MLB Moneyline Odds: White Sox -111 Royals -111
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: White Sox -1.5, Royals +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9
The White Sox will be in Kansas City to take on the Royals for game 1 Monday at 8:10 ET.
Dallas Keuchel gets the ball for the White Sox and Mike Minor will be going for the Royals.
These teams met back in May and split a 4 game series.
Chicago White Sox
The White Sox have had a good season so far, but they have lost 3 games in a row.
The Sox have been 1st in the American League Central for a while now. They lead the Indians by 9 games.
So far, Chicago has lost the first 2 games of the series against the Brewers. They will look to rebound on Sunday.
Carlos Rodon went 4 innings and allowed 2 earned runs on Saturday.
Dallas Keuchel has been solid this year. The left hander is 7-3 with a 4.16 ERA. His last start was against the Twins on Tuesday where he went 5 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. Chicago won that game 9-5.
Pitching has been a strength for this team so far. They have an ERA of 3.63 which is 8th best in the majors.
The offense has also been productive. The southsiders are scoring 5.01 runs per game which is 5th best in baseball. Some key hitters in their lineup are Yoan Moncada, Tim Anderson, and Jose Abreu. In the series against the Brewers, the offense has been very quiet.
This team has hit 106 home runs which is 24th best in baseball.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals have really not had a great season. They have won 4 games in a row and they will look to keep that going.
With a record of 41-55, they are 4th in the American League Central. The White Sox lead them by 16 games.
Kansas City has taken the first 2 games of the series against the Tigers. They won 9-8 on Saturday. The final game of that series is Sunday at 2:10 ET.
Saturday was definitely a bullpen game for this this team. A total of 8 pitchers were used to string together the victory. The pitcher who lasted the longest was Carlos Hernandez who went 2.2 innings and allowed 4 earned runs.
Mike Minor has not been great this year. The left hander is 7-8 with a 5.45 ERA. His last start was against the Brewers where he was solid. He went 6 innings and allowed 1 earned run. The Royals won this game 5-2.
Overall, this team has not gotten great pitching. The club has an ERA of 5.07 which is 28th best in baseball.
On offense, they are scoring 4.19 runs per game which is 22nd best in the game. Some key hitters on their team are Whit Merrifield, Salvador Perez, and Carlos Santana.
Kansas City has hit 97 home runs which is 26th best in the majors.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- White Sox are 5-0 in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a losing record.
- White Sox are 51-19 in their last 70 games vs. a team with a losing record.
- White Sox are 5-2 in their last 7 road games.
- White Sox are 51-25 in their last 76 games vs. the American League Central.
- Royals are 76-167 in their last 243 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Royals are 4-9 in their last 13 games vs. the American League Central.
- Royals are 37-84 in their last 121 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Royals are 15-37 in their last 52 Monday games.
Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Prediction:
This is a series that the White Sox have to win. When you play against teams you are better than, you need to take advantage. I look for Chicago to start off the series in a good fashion.
These are 2 teams that are going in opposite directions. The White Sox are towards the top of baseball and the Royals are toward the bottom. Another reason I feel good backing the Sox is based on how well they have hit left handed pitching this year.
Dallas Keuchel is the better pitcher and I look for him to pitch a good game in this one. The Sox should definitely be able to hit around Minor.
I like the White Sox on the moneyline in this one.
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