White Sox vs Royals Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – May 9, 2023

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At Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday, the Kansas City Royals (10-26) play the Chicago White Sox (12-24), with first pitch at 7:40 PM ET. On the mound for the White Sox will be Lucas Giolito (1-2), matched up against the Royals’ Jordan Lyles (0-5).

Despite playing on the road, the White Sox are still a decent moneyline favorite (-151) over the Royals (+128). The game has an over/under set at 9 runs.

White Sox vs. Royals Odds

Run Line

Chicago White Sox (-1.5)

Moneyline

White Sox (-151)

Total

9 Runs (Over: -105, Under: -116)

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

  • Game Day: Tuesday, May 9, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:40 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSKC
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium

White Sox Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Romy Gonzalez 10-Day Injured List Shoulder
Yoán Moncada 10-Day Injured List Back
Eloy Jiménez 10-Day Injured List Abdominal
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
Ryan Yarbrough 15-Day Injured List Head
Daniel Lynch 15-Day Injured List Shoulder
Kris Bubic 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Angel Zerpa 60-Day Injured List Shoulder
Diego Hernandez 60-Day Injured List Shoulder
Jake Brentz 60-Day Injured List Forearm

Last Time Out: White Sox and Royals

Yesterday, the Royals claimed a 12-5 win over the White Sox, with Jose Cuas (0.1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 K) registering the win for the Royals. MJ Melendez went 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI to lead the offensive attack. Dylan Cease (5.0 IP, 7 R, 9 H, 6 K) was credited with the loss for the White Sox.

Betting Trends

White Sox Betting Records and Team Stats

The White Sox have won five of the 10 games they’ve played as favorites this season. Chicago has not entered a game this season as a bigger favorite on the moneyline than the -151 odds on them winning this game. The White Sox have a 60.2% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline. So far this season, Chicago and its opponents have hit the over in 20 of their 36 games with a total. The White Sox are 15-21-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Luis Robert 36 .262 (77) .347 (64) .492 (46) 4.9% (33) 26.4% (135) 8.3% (101)
Andrew Vaughn 36 .246 (105) .342 (71) .418 (85) 1.9% (132) 20.6% (84) 10.3% (71)
Andrew Benintendi 34 .270 (64) .338 (80) .325 (157) 0% (166) 15.4% (30) 8.8% (98)
Yasmani Grandal 34 .267 (68) .353 (58) .429 (79) 2.5% (103) 20.2% (78) 10.1% (74)
Elvis Andrus 36 .208 (156) .296 (141) .264 (171) 0.7% (161) 17.7% (47) 9.2% (94)

Royals Betting Records and Team Stats

The Royals have been underdogs in 33 games this season and have come away with the win 10 times (30.3%) in those contests. Kansas City has a win-loss record of 5-19 when favored by +128 or worse by sportsbooks this year. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Royals have a 43.9% chance of walking away with the win. Kansas City and their opponents have gone over in 18 of their 36 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season. The Royals have posted a record of 13-23-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Vinnie Pasquantino 36 .280 (51) .381 (30) .508 (37) 3.9% (55) 11.8% (14) 13.7% (26)
Bobby Witt Jr. 35 .240 (112) .279 (156) .438 (72) 3.9% (55) 20.1% (76) 5.2% (157)
Salvador Pérez 34 .291 (36) .352 (59) .512 (34) 5% (30) 17.1% (42) 6.4% (140)
Edward Olivares 33 .255 (86) .327 (96) .412 (91) 1.8% (133) 18.8% (64) 8% (107)
MJ Melendez 34 .208 (156) .284 (152) .383 (113) 3% (84) 32.8% (165) 9% (96)

White Sox vs. Royals Picks and Predictions

Our top pick for White Sox vs. Royals is the Royals (+128 on the moneyline) as the pick to win. As for the over/under, we recommend betting on the over on 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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