White Sox vs Royals Odds, Picks & Predictions – August 2

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On Tuesday, the Chicago White Sox (51-51) are hosting the Kansas City Royals (41-62), at 8:10 PM ET, in the second game of a three-game series. The White Sox will hand the ball to Lucas Giolito (6-6), and the Royals will counter with Brad Keller (5-11).

The oddsmakers have spoken, making the White Sox (-171) a moderate moneyline favorite to defeat the Royals (+145) at home. The total in this contest is set at 8.5.

White Sox vs. Royals Odds

Run Line

Chicago White Sox (-1.5)

Moneyline

White Sox (-171)

Total

8.5 Runs (Over: -111, Under: -109)

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

  • Game Day: Tuesday, August 2, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Stadium: Guaranteed Rate Field

White Sox Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Luis Robert 10 Day Injury List Head
Jake Burger 10 Day Injury List Hand
Aaron Bummer 15 Day Injury List Back
Kyle Crick 15 Day Injury List Elbow
Reynaldo López 15 Day Injury List Back
Vince Velásquez 15 Day Injury List Finger
Danny Mendick 60 Day Injury List Knee
Jonathan Stiever 60 Day Injury List Back
Garrett Crochet 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Tim Anderson Suspended List Suspension

Royals Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Edward Olivares 10 Day Injury List Quadricep
Angel Zerpa 15 Day Injury List Knee
Gabe Speier 40 Man Active Illness
Adalberto Mondesi 60 Day Injury List Knee
Jake Brentz 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Tyler Zuber 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Bobby Witt Jr. Day-to-day Hand

Last Time Out: White Sox and Royals

Yesterday, the Royals picked up a 2-1 victory over the White Sox, with Daniel Lynch (5.00 IP, 0 R, 6 H, 7 K) registering the win for the Royals. Salvador Perez finished 1-for-4 with a home run and an RBI to lead the offense. Michael Kopech (7.00 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 3 K) took the loss for the White Sox.

Betting Trends

White Sox Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the White Sox have won 33 out of the 62 games, or 53.2%, in which they’ve been favored. Chicago has entered 18 games this season favored by -171 or more and is 11-7 in those contests. The implied probability of a win from the White Sox, based on the moneyline, is 63.1%. Games involving Chicago have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 46 of 102 chances this season. The White Sox have an ATS record of 46-56-0 in 102 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
José Abreu 100 .298 (21) .381 (13) .463 (42) 2.8% (84) 15.1% (34) 10.8% (41)
Andrew Vaughn 80 .289 (31) .338 (60) .447 (58) 2.9% (79) 15.9% (40) 5.6% (129)
A.J. Pollock 83 .236 (-) .282 (-) .352 (-) 1.6% (-) 20.7% (-) 5.9% (-)
Josh Harrison 75 .233 (-) .301 (-) .375 (-) 2.0% (-) 16.4% (-) 5.5% (-)
Gavin Sheets 73 .230 (-) .291 (-) .383 (-) 3.2% (-) 20.3% (-) 6.8% (-)

Royals Betting Records and Team Stats

The Royals have come away with 30 wins in the 81 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season. This season, Kansas City has been victorious nine times in 34 chances when named as an underdog of at least +145 or worse on the moneyline. The Royals have an implied victory probability of 40.8% according to the moneyline set by oddsmakers for this matchup. Contests with Kansas City have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 49 of 103 chances this season. The Royals are 48-55-0 against the spread in their 103 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Bobby Witt Jr. 94 .252 (81) .296 (127) .449 (55) 3.6% (58) 23.2% (103) 5.2% (136)
Whit Merrifield 95 .238 (113) .288 (136) .350 (136) 1.4% (134) 14.5% (23) 7.1% (97)
Hunter Dozier 87 .254 (76) .317 (99) .429 (68) 2.9% (79) 22.9% (100) 7.7% (88)
MJ Melendez 72 .232 (-) .318 (-) .417 (-) 3.5% (-) 25.6% (-) 11.4% (-)
Michael A. Taylor 76 .280 (-) .352 (-) .395 (-) 2.2% (-) 23.4% (-) 9.9% (-)

White Sox vs. Royals Picks and Predictions

Our top pick for White Sox vs. Royals is the White Sox (-171 on the moneyline) as the pick to win. For the over/under, we recommend betting on the over on 8.5 runs.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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