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(53-58) Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals (53-58)
Date: Tuesday August 9, 2016
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Venue: Kaufmann Stadium, Kansas, MI
Projected Pitchers: Chris Sale vs Edison Volquez
MLB Moneyline Odds: White Sox -129
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
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Chris Sale didn’t get dealt at the trade deadline, but one has to wonder what the relationship between he and the White Sox is moving forward.
Chicago White Sox
The Sox season is a miserable disappointment, with the team sitting in 4th place in the AL Central Division after having legitimate World Series aspirations entering 2016.
The moves the team has made have no worked out as planned, as James Shields has been shelled, Todd Frazier is hitting .213 despite his 30 homers, and Jimmy Rollins is no longer on the roster.
The Chris Sale jersey incident may be the most highlighting point for the Sox’ overall season… a disaster.
While Sale may be the current favorite to win the AL Cy Young, but it appears that his actions may suggest he want out of Chicago and he will be an interesting name to watch in the offseason.
For the year, Sale has a 14-5 record with 3.12 ERA and 1.02 WHIP with 143 strikeouts.
Kansas City Royals
The reigning World Series champs have also has a poor season, sitting tied with the division rival White Sox at 53-58 records, respectively. Eric Hosmer is an all-star, leading the team with a .279 average though is not a recipe for team success.
His 61 EBI, 117 hits and .338 OBP all also lead KC.
Edison Volquez leads the team in wins with 8 (tied with Danny Duffy), but starters Duffy, Ian Kennedy and Yordano Ventura all have better numbers despite less wins. Volquez has a 4.99 ERA and 1.46 WHIP.
Top closer, Wade Davis, is on the DL for the remainder of the year which thins out the bullpen with Kelvin Herrera shifting to the 9th.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Chicago is 24-32 on the road
- the White Sox are 3-7 in their past 10 games
- KC is 34-20 at home this year
- the Royals are 4-6 in their past 10 games
Free Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Prediction:
Despite the Royals home record and how bad Chicago has been on the road, the pitching matchup heavily favors the visitors.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Chicago ML
The offenses should be about the same, so I’ll take the pitching edge over the home park factor.
MLB Free Score Prediction: White Sox 5-4
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