White Sox vs Royals Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – May 8, 2023

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At Kauffman Stadium on Monday, the Kansas City Royals (9-26) take on the Chicago White Sox (12-23), fellow members of the AL Central, at 7:40 PM ET. The scheduled starters are Dylan Cease (2-1) for the White Sox, and Zack Greinke (1-4) for the Royals.

Despite playing away from home the White Sox are at -138 to win, compared to the Royals at +118. The contest has a total set at 8.5.

White Sox vs. Royals Odds

Run Line

Chicago White Sox (-1.5)

Moneyline

White Sox (-138)

Total

8.5 Runs (Over: -113, Under: -108)

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

  • Game Day: Monday, May 8, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:40 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSKC
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium

White Sox Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Eloy Jiménez 10-Day Injured List Abdominal
Romy Gonzalez 10-Day Injured List Shoulder
Yoán Moncada 10-Day Injured List Back
Jake Burger 10-Day Injured List Oblique
Liam Hendriks 15-Day Injured List Illness
Garrett Crochet 15-Day Injured List Elbow
Matt Foster 60-Day Injured List Forearm

Royals Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Drew Waters 10-Day Injured List Oblique
Kyle Isbel 10-Day Injured List Leg
Nicky Lopez 10-Day Injured List Appendix
Daniel Lynch 15-Day Injured List Shoulder
Kris Bubic 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Jake Brentz 60-Day Injured List Forearm
Diego Hernandez 60-Day Injured List Shoulder
Angel Zerpa 60-Day Injured List Shoulder
Ryan Yarbrough Day-to-day Face

Last Time Out: White Sox and Royals

The White Sox were vicotrious 17-4 over the Reds yesterday in their last game. Michael Kopech was named the winning pitcher after throwing six innings, giving up four earned runs on eight hits while striking out two, while Hanser Alberto finished 4-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and four RBI to lead them offensively.

The Royals took down the Athletics 5-1 yesterday. Salvador Perez went 3-for-4 with a home run and an RBI, and Ryan Yarbrough got the win, pitching 5 2/3 innings, giving up one earned run on three hits while striking out two.

Betting Trends

White Sox Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the White Sox have won five out of the nine games in which they’ve been favored. Chicago has played as a favorite of -138 or more twice this season and split those games. The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 58% chance of a victory for the White Sox. Chicago’s games have gone over the total in 19 of their 35 chances. In 35 games with a spread this season, the White Sox are 15-20-0 ATS.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Luis Robert 35 .260 (82) .343 (73) .496 (46) 5% (34) 26.4% (132) 8.6% (101)
Andrew Vaughn 35 .248 (101) .347 (65) .419 (88) 2% (129) 21.3% (92) 10.7% (68)
Andrew Benintendi 33 .268 (67) .338 (78) .325 (158) 0% (168) 15% (28) 9% (97)
Yasmani Grandal 33 .275 (57) .357 (55) .441 (73) 2.6% (98) 20.9% (83) 9.6% (89)
Elvis Andrus 35 .205 (160) .290 (150) .262 (171) 0.7% (163) 17.5% (48) 8.8% (99)

Royals Betting Records and Team Stats

The Royals have been victorious in nine, or 28.1%, of the 32 contests they have been chosen as underdogs in this season. Kansas City has a mark of 7-20 in contests where oddsmakers favor them by +118 or worse on the moneyline. The Royals have an implied victory probability of 45.9% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup. Kansas City and their opponents have hit the over in 17 of their 35 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season. The Royals have posted a record of 12-23-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Vinnie Pasquantino 35 .276 (56) .380 (32) .504 (43) 4.1% (50) 11.5% (12) 14.2% (24)
Bobby Witt Jr. 34 .234 (128) .275 (163) .440 (75) 4% (57) 20.1% (76) 5.4% (156)
Salvador Pérez 33 .290 (38) .346 (67) .516 (37) 5.2% (29) 17% (46) 5.2% (158)
Edward Olivares 32 .255 (-) .324 (-) .418 (-) 1.9% (-) 18.7% (-) 7.5% (-)
MJ Melendez 33 .200 (163) .279 (159) .357 (137) 2.3% (115) 33.3% (169) 9.3% (94)

White Sox vs. Royals Picks and Predictions

Our pick for this matchup is the Royals to win (+118 on the moneyline), while we predict the total score will go over the total (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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