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(72-75) Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals (74-74)
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Time: 7:15 PM ET
Venue: Kauffman Stadium Kansas City, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Miguel Gonzalez vs. Jason Vargas
MLB Moneyline Odds: White Sox -105 / Royals -105
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: White Sox -1.5 +145 / Royals +1.5 -165
MLB Betting Total: 9 runs
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The Royals are playing their way out of the playoff race, as they have lost 5 in a row. They are out of the AL Central race and with their losing streak they are now 7 games out of the 2nd Wild Card spot.
While the White Sox will not be in the playoffs this season at 3-games under .500, but they are hot as of late winning 4 of their last 5 games including their last 2.
The White Sox beat the Royals in the first game of this series yesterday, but they have lost 5 of their last 7 games against the Royals in Kansas City.
Chicago White Sox
The Chicago staff ranks a solid 10th in the Majors in team ERA, but only 23rd in runs scored.
Miguel Gonzalez (4-6 3.82 ERA) gets the call for the White Sox and in his last start he gave up 3 earned runs in 6 innings of work in a 11-4 win over the Cleveland Indians. Chicago has won his last 2 starts.
Gonzalez faced the Royals in the middle of last month in a relief appearance not giving up any earned runs and no hits in 1 inning.
The White Sox are 1-4 in Gonzalez’s last 5 road starts.
While the Chicago offense has struggled on the season in winning 4 of their last 5 games they have totaled 28 runs.
The White Sox are 31-42 on the road this season.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals rank 26th in the Majors in runs scored and 18th in team ERA. In Kansas City’s 5 game losing streak they have been outscored 50-16.
Jason Vargas (0-0 0.00 ERA) gets the nod for the Royals and he will be making his first start of the season after coming back from Tommy John surgery,
Vargas has not pitched in the Majors since July 21st of last season.
In the minors after coming back from injury Vargas went went 0-2 with a 5.85 ERA in 6 rehab starts.
The Royals are 5-0 in Vargas’ last 5 home starts.
All of the losses for the Royals in their current losing streak have come at home.
The Royals are 42-30 at home this season.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- White Sox are 4-1 in their last 5 overall.
- White Sox are 17-35 in their last 52 road games.
- White Sox have an Over record of 5-0 in their last 5 games.
- Royals are 0-5 in their last 5 overall.
- Royals are 0-6 in their last 6 home games.
- Royals have an Over record of 10-1 in their last 11 home games.
Free Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals- MLB Prediction:
Vargas did not light it up in his rehab starts and the Chicago offense will get to him tonight, as the Royals losing streak will continue with another loss.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Chicago and Over the Number
Don’t look for a pitcher’s duel tonight and because of that the total will go Over.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 7 – KC 4
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