White Sox vs Royals Today: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Monday, August 22

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The Chicago White Sox (62-59) will visit the Kansas City Royals (49-74), in the final game of a one-game series, Monday at 2:10 PM ET. The White Sox will give the start to Michael Kopech (4-9), and the Royals will counter with Daniel Lynch (4-8).

Despite playing away from their home ballpark, the White Sox are favored to win (-157) over the Royals (+134). The over/under for the White Sox-Royals game is 8.5.

White Sox vs. Royals Odds

Run Line

Chicago White Sox (-1.5)

Moneyline

White Sox (-157)

Total

8.5 Runs (Over: -106, Under: -114)

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

  • Game Day: Monday, August 22, 2022
  • Game Time: 2:10 PM ET
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium

White Sox Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Leury García 10 Day Injury List Back
Yasmani Grandal 10 Day Injury List Leg
Tim Anderson 10 Day Injury List Hand
Aaron Bummer 15 Day Injury List Back
Danny Mendick 60 Day Injury List Knee
Kyle Crick 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Jonathan Stiever 60 Day Injury List Back
Garrett Crochet 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Joe Kelly Day-to-day Illness

Royals Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Taylor Clarke 15 Day Injury List Oblique
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 last game against the Guardians Monday by a 2-0 score. Elvis Andrus went 1-for-4 to lead them offensively. Johnny Cueto picked up the win on the strength of eight innings without giving up an earned run on five hits, while striking out two.

The Royals lost to the Rays yesterday, with Jose Cuas getting the loss while throwing zero innings, giving up one earned run on two hits. Bobby Witt Jr. went 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI to pace the Royals’ offense.

Betting Trends

White Sox Betting Records and Team Stats

The White Sox have been favorites in 75 games this season and won 41 (54.7%) of those contests. Chicago has a record of 17-14 in games where bookmakers favor them by at least -157 on the moneyline. The moneyline for this contest implies a 61.1% chance of a victory for the White Sox. So far this season, Chicago and its opponents have hit the over in 52 of their 121 games with a total. The White Sox are 56-65-0 ATS in their 121 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
José Abreu 119 .308 (7) .383 (8) .465 (36) 2.7% (88) 16.1% (40) 9.9% (45)
Andrew Vaughn 97 .292 (22) .341 (55) .456 (43) 3.2% (65) 16.1% (40) 5.4% (128)
Luis Robert 84 .302 (-) .338 (-) .453 (-) 3.4% (-) 18.4% (-) 4.5% (-)
Elvis Andrus 108 .238 (108) .299 (118) .373 (120) 2.0% (109) 16.2% (43) 7.6% (86)
A.J. Pollock 100 .238 (-) .287 (-) .362 (-) 1.9% (-) 19.3% (-) 6.4% (-)

Royals Betting Records and Team Stats

The Royals have been chosen as underdogs in 101 games this year and have walked away with the win 38 times (37.6%) in those games. This season, Kansas City has been victorious 17 times in 53 chances when named as an underdog of at least +134 or longer on the moneyline. The Royals have an implied victory probability of 42.7% according to the moneyline set for this matchup. Kansas City and their opponents have gone over in 59 of their 123 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season. The Royals have posted a record of 58-65-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Bobby Witt Jr. 113 .248 (91) .289 (129) .431 (67) 3.5% (52) 22.7% (93) 4.8% (136)
MJ Melendez 92 .228 (-) .322 (-) .419 (-) 3.8% (-) 25.7% (-) 12.2% (-)
Hunter Dozier 100 .241 (102) .303 (114) .398 (97) 2.5% (93) 23.8% (100) 7.4% (90)
Salvador Pérez 81 .222 (-) .262 (-) .440 (-) 5.1% (-) 27.7% (-) 3.9% (-)
Nicky Lopez 115 .240 (104) .292 (126) .282 (142) 0.0% (141) 14.6% (21) 5.9% (119)

White Sox vs. Royals Picks and Predictions

Our prediction for this matchup is the White Sox to emerge victorious (-157 on the moneyline), while we predict the scoring will go over the total (8.5 runs).

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WRITTEN BY

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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