Royals vs White Sox Betting Odds: With bettors ripping up the odds for White Sox to win World Series wagers with every passing day, series like this are critical for the Sox. MLB odds show the public has faith in the Royals at +165.
Before we dive deeper into our Royals vs White Sox betting odds (-190, 8.5) let’s look at some of the trends that might help us make a smarter wager. The under is 11-5-1 in their last 17 meetings in Chicago and 9-3 after the Royals allowed five runs or more in their previous games. Chicago has their own under streak against lefties, cashing tickets in 33 of their last 49 decisions. KC has won four straight and four of five against the Sox.
- Game: Kansas City Royals (54-77) at Chicago White Sox (63-66)
- Location: Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, Illinois
- Television: CSch, BSKC
White Sox Streak Hits Five Games; Grandal May be Back
Dreams of cashing White Sox World Series futures are a thing of the past but five games against divisional opponents before hitting a soft spot in the schedule puts extra emphasis on games against the inferior Royals.
After dropping game one, 9-7, bookmakers have shown their lack of confidence in Tony LaRussa’s team by adjusting them down from -225 to -195. Chicago has won eight of their last nine games two in a series. LaRussa will not be on the bench tonight due to an undisclosed health issue.
Royals Prospects Light Up White Sox in Game One
Rookie Nick Pratto was 4-5 with two homers and three RBIs to go with homers from Salvador Perez and Michael A. Taylor to steal game another must-win game away from Chicago. It’s the first time since 2019 that the Royals have won four straight against the Sox.
MLB oddsmakers have made Mike Matheny’s team another big dog on the road but you can see the light at the end of the tunnel with the crowns sending big-time prospects on the field every night. The Royal’s offense is heating up after a tough few weeks averaging almost seven runs a game in their last seven games. They’ll need every bit of offense that they can get with Kris Bubic on the mound (2-9, 5.62).
In August Bubic was 0-3 with a 6.12 era in five starts. He was crushed by the Padres in his last start, allowing six runs on nine hits in just four innings of work. You’ll know early on if he’s on if his change-up location is better than it was against the Padres’ monster line-up.
Public Crushing White Sox, Bookmakers Make Adjustments
To conclude our Royals vs White Sox betting odds preview we see that the majority of early money and tickets are coming in on the Sox.
It seems as if the bookmakers are taking an overall stance on this game by adjusting that number down in an effort to bait the public.
In a series where neither team will be cashing in on their preseason World Series odds, it seems -225 either wasn’t creating enough action or they’re all in on Kansas City and wanted to make the Chicago side more attractive.
We’re going to go in another direction with the total being the better wager. With the total sitting at 8.5, let’s officially recommend going under that total. We expected that number to be nine but at 8.5 it seems the books are trying to bait us in on that too.Follow us on Twitter