Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox Baseball Betting, Odds, Picks, Predictions


Kansas City Royals
Kansas City Royals
34-73 (19-36 V)
2:10 pm ET, Thursday, August 2, 2018
Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago
Chicago White Sox
Chicago White Sox
37-70 (20-33 H)
FS Kansas City, NBCS Chicago
Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox Baseball Betting, Odds, Picks, Predictions

Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox Betting Odds

Gm# Team
Opener
967 Kansas City Royals
+110
968 Chicago White Sox
-130
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Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox Match Preview and Free Picks


One-time star Alex Gordon is coming off a season-best four RBIs and looks for another strong game when the Kansas City Royals attempt to finish a three-game sweep of the host Chicago White Sox on Thursday. Gordon spoke about the possibility of retirement after the 2019 campaign prior to Wednesday's game before going 2-for-4 with a homer in a 10-5 victory.

Gordon is 4-for-8 in the series but his offense has gone into a major tailspin since signing a four-year, $72 million contract following the 2015 season and he is batting just .243 with eight homers and 24 RBIs this season. "I think I dealt with this mentally the last time I signed a contract," the 34-year-old Gordon told reporters. "It depends on how I feel in one year and two months. Who knows? I may want to play longer, or I may just want to be with my family. It's the family decision that I think about most. (Retirement) crosses your mind."

Leury Garcia drove in three runs on Wednesday and has eight RBIs over the past five games but couldn't prevent the White Sox from losing for the sixth time in seven games. Chicago's Matt Davidson didn't play Wednesday despite being a lava-like 16-for-37 with eight homers, 14 RBIs and 11 runs scored against Kansas City this season.


Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox Starting Pitchers Report

Royals RH Brad Keller (4-4, 3.43 ERA): Keller has won back-to-back starts as he enters his 11th turn as a member of the rotation. The 23-year-old rookie gave up four runs and nine hits over 5 2/3 innings while beating the New York Yankees in his last turn. Keller is 0-1 with a 9.53 ERA in four appearances against the White Sox this season and was shelled for five runs and seven hits in 2 2/3 innings in his lone start against them in a 9-6 loss on July 13.

White Sox RH Reynaldo Lopez (4-9, 4.57): Lopez is 0-4 with an 8.72 ERA and eight homers allowed over his last four turns. The 24-year-old served up a career-worst five homers and allowed a career-high eight runs to go with seven hits over 4 1/3 innings while losing to the Toronto Blue Jays in his last outing. Lopez is 2-1 with a 3.90 ERA in five career starts with the Royals and the loss came on July 14 when he gave up five runs and nine hits over 7 2/3 innings.




Kansas City Royals Betting Odds Trends

Kansas City is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Kansas City is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Kansas City is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Kansas City is 6-16 ATS in its last 22 games when playing Chi White Sox
Kansas City is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Kansas City's last 9 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox

Chicago White Sox Betting Odds Trends

Chi White Sox is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Chi White Sox is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games
Chi White Sox is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Chi White Sox is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 6 games at home
Chi White Sox is 16-6 ATS in its last 22 games when playing Kansas City
Chi White Sox is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games when playing at home against Kansas City