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2021 MLB Handicapping
(45-60) Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox (63-44)
Date: Thursday, August 5th, 2021
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, IL
Projected Pitchers: Daniel Lynch (KC) vs. Dallas Keuchel (CHI)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Royals +180 White Sox -238
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Royals +1.5, White Sox -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9
The Royals will be in Chicago to take on the White Sox for game 3 Thursday at 8:10 ET. Game 2 is Wednesday at 8:10 ET.
Daniel Lynch gets the start for the Royals and Dallas Keuchel will be going for the White Sox.
The White Sox took the first game of the series by a score of 7-1.
Kansas City Royals
The Royals have not played well this year and they have lost 4 games in a row.
They sit 4th in the American League Central with a record of 45-60. The White Sox lead them by 17 games.
Kansas City got swept in a 3 game set with the Blue Jays before this series. In those games, the Royals scored 5 runs and allowed 15 runs.
Kris Bubic went 6 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Tuesday.
Daniel Lynch is 1-3 with a 6.95 ERA. His last start was against the Blue Jays on Friday where he went 6 innings and allowed 3 earned runs. The Jays won that game 6-4
Pitching has not been a strength of this team. They hold an ERA of 4.98 which is 26th best in the game.
They are scoring 4.09 runs per game which is 25th best in baseball.
Kansas City has hit 108 home runs which is 26th best in the majors.
Chicago White Sox
The White Sox have had a good season so far. They have won 3 of their last 4 games.
This club still remains in 1st place of the American League Central with a record of 63-44. They lead the Indians by 9.5 games.
Chicago took 2 out of 3 games against the Indians prior to this series against the Royals. In that series, they scored 19 runs and allowed 17 runs.
Dylan Cease was very good on Tuesday. The righty fired 6 innings, gave up 1 hit, and struck out 11 batters.
Dallas Keuchel is 7-4 with a 4.47 ERA. His last start was against the Indians where he went 5.1 innings and allowed 5 earned runs. The Indians won that game 12-11.
Pitching has been good for this team so far. They own an ERA of 3.61 which is 7th best in baseball. They only got better with the additions of Ryan Tepera and Craig Kimbrel.
Their offense is very balanced and they are scoring 4.95 runs per game which is 5th best in baseball.
Chicago has hit 117 home runs which is 23rd best in MLB.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Royals are 79-172 in their last 251 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Royals are 17-38 in their last 55 road games.
- Royals are 2-5 in their last 7 games vs. a left handed starter.
- Royals are 39-100 in their last 139 during game 3 of a series.
- White Sox are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series.
- White Sox are 7-2 in their last 9 Thursday games.
- White Sox are 38-14 in their last 52 games vs. a left handed starter.
- White Sox are 54-22 in their last 76 home games.
Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Prediction:
The White Sox did exactly what they were supposed to do in game 1 of the series. I look for the same thing to happen on Thursday.
The Sox are the better team and I am confident they will show that. They have done a good job this year playing at home against teams with losing records.
Dallas Keuchel was not good in his last start, but I look at this game as a bounce back opportunity for him. I look for him to be sharp and for the White Sox to hit around Lynch. They have been of the best teams in baseball when going against lefties.
I will be going with the White Sox on the run line here.
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