White Sox vs Royals Today: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Thursday, August 11

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The Chicago White Sox (56-55) and Kansas City Royals (46-66) will meet on Thursday at Kauffman Stadium, with first pitch at 2:10 PM ET. The White Sox will hand the ball to Dylan Cease (12-4), and the Royals will turn to Zack Greinke (3-7).

The White Sox are currently a moderate moneyline favorite (-188) on the road at the Royals (+158). The over/under for this contest is set at 8.

White Sox vs. Royals Odds

Run Line

Chicago White Sox (-1.5)

Moneyline

White Sox (-188)

Total

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

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

  • Game Day: Thursday, August 11, 2022
  • Game Time: 2:10 PM ET
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium

White Sox Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Tim Anderson 10 Day Injury List Hand
Aaron Bummer 15 Day Injury List Back
Kyle Crick 15 Day Injury List Elbow
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

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 Royals took down the White Sox 8-3 yesterday, with Josh Staumont getting the win (1.00 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 K) and MJ Melendez leading the way offensively (going 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI). Jake Diekman (1.00 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 0 K) took the loss for the White Sox.

Betting Trends

White Sox Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the White Sox have won 38 out of the 71 games, or 53.5%, in which they’ve been favored. Chicago is 6-4 this season when entering a game favored by -188 or more on the moneyline. The White Sox have a 65.3% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline. Games involving Chicago have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 49 of 111 chances this season. The White Sox are 49-62-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
José Abreu 109 .299 (19) .376 (13) .467 (32) 3.0% (76) 15.9% (40) 10.1% (44)
Luis Robert 80 .300 (16) .335 (67) .456 (47) 3.5% (55) 18.5% (63) 4.3% (143)
Andrew Vaughn 88 .294 (24) .346 (45) .456 (47) 2.9% (82) 15.8% (39) 5.9% (120)
A.J. Pollock 91 .235 (-) .284 (-) .348 (-) 1.5% (-) 20.1% (-) 6.3% (-)
Josh Harrison 82 .241 (-) .310 (-) .381 (-) 2.1% (-) 16.9% (-) 5.6% (-)

Royals Betting Records and Team Stats

The Royals have won in 35, or 38.9%, of the 90 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year. This season, Kansas City has come away with a win six times in 27 chances when named as an underdog of at least +158 or worse on the moneyline. The Royals have an implied victory probability of 38.8% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup. Kansas City and their opponents have hit the over in 54 of their 112 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season. The Royals are 54-58-0 against the spread in their 112 games that had a posted line this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Bobby Witt Jr. 102 .252 (84) .296 (126) .440 (62) 3.6% (53) 23.0% (101) 5.2% (134)
Hunter Dozier 94 .251 (87) .313 (105) .418 (82) 2.6% (90) 22.6% (97) 7.6% (87)
MJ Melendez 81 .237 (-) .323 (-) .446 (-) 4.3% (-) 25.6% (-) 11.6% (-)
Salvador Pérez 70 .220 (-) .257 (-) .455 (-) 5.5% (-) 28.1% (-) 3.4% (-)
Nicky Lopez 105 .245 (99) .302 (121) .291 (147) 0.0% (145) 14.2% (20) 6.4% (109)

White Sox vs. Royals Picks and Predictions

We predict that the White Sox will pick up the win in this matchup, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-188). If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, we predict the final scoring winding up over the total (8 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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