White Sox vs Royals Odds, Picks & Predictions – August 1

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The Kansas City Royals (40-62) will visit the Chicago White Sox (51-50), Monday at 8:10 PM ET, in a clash of AL Central rivals. The White Sox will give the start to Michael Kopech (4-6), and the Royals will counter with Brad Keller (5-11).

At home, the White Sox are favored to win on the moneyline (-171) over the Royals (+144). The contest has a total set at 9.

White Sox vs. Royals Odds

Run Line

Chicago White Sox (-1.5)


White Sox (-171)


9 Runs (Over: -106, Under: -115)

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When, Where, at What Time is White Sox vs. Royals

  • Game Day: Monday, August 1, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Stadium: Guaranteed Rate Field

White Sox Injury Report

Luis Robert10 Day Injury ListHead
Jake Burger10 Day Injury ListHand
Aaron Bummer15 Day Injury ListBack
Kyle Crick15 Day Injury ListElbow
Reynaldo López15 Day Injury ListBack
Vince Velásquez15 Day Injury ListFinger
Danny Mendick60 Day Injury ListKnee
Jonathan Stiever60 Day Injury ListBack
Garrett Crochet60 Day Injury ListElbow
Joe KellyDay-to-dayBicep
Tim AndersonSuspended ListSuspension

Royals Injury Report

Edward Olivares10 Day Injury ListQuadricep
Daniel Lynch15 Day Injury ListHand
Angel Zerpa15 Day Injury ListKnee
Gabe Speier40 Man ActiveIllness
Adalberto Mondesi60 Day Injury ListKnee
Jake Brentz60 Day Injury ListElbow
Tyler Zuber60 Day Injury ListShoulder

Last Time Out: White Sox and Royals

The White Sox beat the Athletics by a 4-1 score in their last game yesterday. Jose Abreu went 2-for-4 with a home run and an RBI to lead them offensively while Dylan Cease earned the win after throwing six innings, giving up one earned run on four hits while striking out seven.

The Royals secured an 8-6 victory over the Yankees yesterday. Hunter Dozier (1-for-5 with a home run and an RBI) led the way offensively, while Taylor Clarke got the win on the mound after going two innings without giving up an earned run on one hit, while striking out one.

Betting Trends

White Sox Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the White Sox have won 33 out of the 61 games, or 54.1%, in which they’ve been favored. Chicago is 11-6 this season when entering a game favored by -171 or more on the moneyline. Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the White Sox have a 63.1% chance to win. Chicago and its opponents have hit the over in 46 of their 101 games with a total this season. The White Sox are 46-55-0 ATS in their 101 games with a spread this season.

NameGPAVG (Rank)OBP (Rank)SLG (Rank)HR% (Rank)K% (Rank)BB% (Rank)
José Abreu99.302 (15).384 (12).468 (37)2.8% (80)15.0% (31)10.9% (39)
Andrew Vaughn79.287 (33).336 (64).443 (60)3.0% (75)16.1% (42)5.7% (128)
A.J. Pollock82.236 (-).282 (-).352 (-)1.6% (-)20.7% (-)5.9% (-)
Josh Harrison74.233 (-).301 (-).375 (-)2.0% (-)16.4% (-)5.5% (-)
Gavin Sheets72.227 (-).289 (-).380 (-)3.2% (-)20.5% (-)6.8% (-)

Royals Betting Records and Team Stats

The Royals have won in 29, or 36.2%, of the 80 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year. This season, Kansas City has been victorious eight times in 33 chances when named as an underdog of at least +144 or longer on the moneyline. The Royals have an implied victory probability of 41% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup. Kansas City and their opponents have hit the over in 49 of their 102 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season. In 102 games with a line this season, the Royals have a mark of 47-55-0 against the spread.

NameGPAVG (Rank)OBP (Rank)SLG (Rank)HR% (Rank)K% (Rank)BB% (Rank)
Bobby Witt Jr.94.252 (83).296 (128).449 (54)3.6% (57)23.2% (103)5.2% (138)
Whit Merrifield94.237 (115).288 (138).343 (141)1.2% (138)14.7% (27)7.2% (97)
Hunter Dozier86.257 (72).321 (90).435 (64)2.9% (78)22.8% (99)7.8% (89)
MJ Melendez71.236 (-).323 (-).424 (-)3.5% (-)25.6% (-)11.6% (-)
Michael A. Taylor75.278 (-).348 (-).394 (-)2.2% (-)23.7% (-)9.6% (-)

White Sox vs. Royals Picks and Predictions

We pick that the White Sox will pick up the victory in this game, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-171). If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, we see the final scoring winding up under the total (9 runs).

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Stacy Sailer

Stacy has been a baseball fan for as long as she can remember. She admits that she grew up as a spoiled Yankees fan in the late-90’s/early 2000’s, but has slowly evolved into a disgruntled Yankees fan due to their lone championship title in the last 21 seasons. She follows other sports, but her first love has always been baseball and loves getting to share her insight and knowledge with the Betsperts community.

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