White Sox vs Royals Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – August 9, 2022

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At Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday, the Kansas City Royals (44-65) face the Chicago White Sox (55-53), fellow members of the AL Central, at 4:10 PM ET. The White Sox will give the start to Lance Lynn (2-4), and the Royals will counter with Brady Singer (4-4).

Despite playing away from their home ballpark, the White Sox are favored to win (-134) over the Royals (+114). The total in this contest is 9.

White Sox vs. Royals Odds

Run Line

Chicago White Sox (-1.5)

Moneyline

White Sox (-134)

Total

9 Runs (Over: -124, Under: +102)

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

  • Game Day: Tuesday, August 9, 2022
  • Game Time: 4:10 PM ET
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium

White Sox Injury Report

Name Status Injury
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
Gabe Speier 40 Man Active Illness
Edward Olivares 60 Day Injury List Quadricep
Adalberto Mondesi 60 Day Injury List Knee
Jake Brentz 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Tyler Zuber 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Angel Zerpa 60 Day Injury List Knee

Last Time Out: White Sox and Royals

The White Sox won their most recent game against the Rangers Tuesday by an 8-2 score. Andrew Vaughn went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI to lead them offensively. Lucas Giolito picked up the win on the strength of five innings, giving up one earned run on six hits while striking out five.

The Royals picked up a 13-5 victory against the Red Sox Tuesday. MJ Melendez (2-for-3 with a home run and six RBI) led the way offensively, while Brad Keller got the win on the mound after going six innings, giving up one earned run on four hits while striking out four.

Betting Trends

White Sox Betting Records and Team Stats

The White Sox have entered the game as favorites 68 times this season and won 37, or 54.4%, of those games. Chicago has a record of 27-22 in games where sportsbooks favor them by at least -134 on the moneyline. The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 57.3% chance of a victory for the White Sox. So far this season, Chicago and its opponents have hit the over in 48 of their 108 games with a total. The White Sox are 49-59-0 ATS in their 108 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
José Abreu 106 .300 (16) .380 (13) .470 (31) 3% (77) 15.2% (33) 10.4% (40)
Andrew Vaughn 86 .297 (21) .348 (39) .459 (42) 3% (77) 15.6% (38) 5.8% (123)
Luis Robert 77 .299 (18) .335 (65) .456 (47) 3.6% (54) 19% (70) 4.5% (144)
A.J. Pollock 89 .238 (-) .286 (-) .354 (-) 1.5% (-) 20.6% (-) 6.2% (-)
Josh Harrison 80 .241 (-) .309 (-) .373 (-) 1.8% (-) 16.4% (-) 5.8% (-)

Royals Betting Records and Team Stats

The Royals have been underdogs in 87 games this season and have come away with the win 33 times (37.9%) in those contests. This year, Kansas City has won 23 of 68 games when listed as at least +114 or worse on the moneyline. The Royals have an implied victory probability of 46.7% according to the moneyline set for this matchup. Kansas City and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 53 of their 109 opportunities. The Royals have an against the spread mark of 51-58-0 in 109 games with a line this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Bobby Witt Jr. 99 .255 (76) .298 (125) .449 (54) 3.7% (51) 23.5% (107) 5.1% (136)
Hunter Dozier 92 .251 (83) .315 (102) .422 (77) 2.7% (90) 22.6% (98) 7.8% (88)
MJ Melendez 78 .236 (-) .321 (-) .442 (-) 4.1% (-) 26% (-) 11.4% (-)
Nicky Lopez 102 .247 (95) .305 (116) .294 (149) 0% (147) 14.4% (23) 6.6% (108)
Salvador Pérez 67 .211 (-) .247 (-) .453 (-) 5.7% (-) 28.7% (-) 3.2% (-)

White Sox vs. Royals Picks and Predictions

Our recommended pick for this matchup is the White Sox to pick up the win (-134 on the moneyline), while we predict the total score will go under the total (9 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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