White Sox vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Tuesday, May 9, 2023

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White Sox vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, May 9, 2023

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A pair of surging power hitters meet Tuesday when Gavin Sheets — with his two-game homer streak in tow — and the Chicago White Sox (12-24) take on Freddy Fermin (home runs in two straight) and the Kansas City Royals (10-26). The White Sox are favorites (-149) for the contest, which starts at 7:40 PM ET, live from Kauffman Stadium and broadcast on BSKC.

Lucas Giolito gets the starting nod for Chicago while Jordan Lyles is Kansas City’s starter for the contest.

White Sox vs. Royals Odds

  • White Sox odds to win: -149
  • Royals odds to win: +128
  • Spread: White Sox -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2023
  • Time: 7:40 PM ET
  • TV: BSKC

Who Will Win White Sox vs. Royals?

White Sox and Royals Betting Trends

The White Sox have been favored on the moneyline 10 total times this season. They’ve finished 5-5 in those games.

Chicago has not yet played as moneyline favorites of -149 or shorter.

The Royals have won 10, or 30.3%, of the 33 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

Kansas City has entered 24 games this season as the underdog by +128 or more and is 5-19 in those contests.

The White Sox have combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 20 times this season for a 20-13-3 record against the over/under.

So far this season, the Royals and their opponents have hit the over in 18 of their 36 games with a total.

White Sox Stats & Insights

The White Sox are the 12th-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 4.4 runs per game (160 total).

Chicago is 16th in baseball with 38 home runs. They average 1.1 per game.

The White Sox’s .240 batting average ranks 18th in the majors.

Chicago’s 8.5 strikeouts per game rank 13th in MLB.

The White Sox pitching staff ranks first in the majors with a collective 10.1 strikeouts per nine innings.

Chicago has the 29th-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (5.70).

Royals Stats & Insights

The Royals have scored 148 runs (4.1 per game) this season, which ranks 22nd in MLB.

Kansas City has hit 33 homers this season, which ranks 23rd in the majors.

The Royals rank 20th in MLB with a .238 team batting average.

Kansas City ranks 21st in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.8 Ks per contest.

The Royals average the 17th-most strikeouts per nine innings (8.6) in the league this season.

Kansas City has the 28th-ranked ERA (5.60) in the majors this season.

White Sox Key Players to Watch

Giolito (1-2) gets the starting nod for the White Sox in his eighth start of the season. He has a 3.67 ERA in 41 2/3 innings pitched, with 41 strikeouts.

Luis Robert is batting .262 this season with a team-high seven home runs.

Andrew Vaughn is a key run producer for Chicago with a .246 average, three homers and 26 RBI.

Andrew Benintendi leads Chicago with a .270 batting average.

Yasmani Grandal has 28 hits and an OBP of .353 to go with a slugging percentage of .429 this season.

Royals Key Players to Watch

Lyles (0-5) will take the mound for the Royals, his eighth start of the season.

Vinnie Pasquantino has 12 doubles, six home runs and 21 walks while hitting .280.

Bobby Witt Jr. is batting .240 with five doubles, three triples, six home runs and eight walks.

Salvador Perez leads the Royals with seven home runs and 20 runs batted in, while racking up a team-best batting average of .291.

Edward Olivares has six doubles, two triples, two home runs and nine walks while batting .255.

White Sox and Royals Injuries

White Sox: Romy Gonzalez: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Burger: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Eloy Jiménez: 10 Day IL (Appendix), Yoán Moncada: 10 Day IL (Back), Liam Hendriks: 15 Day IL (Illness), Garrett Crochet: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Matt Foster: 60 Day IL (Forearm)

Royals: Nicky Lopez: 10 Day IL (Appendicitis), Kyle Isbel: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Drew Waters: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Ryan Yarbrough: 15 Day IL (Head), Daniel Lynch: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Kris Bubic: 60 Day IL (Flexor), Jake Brentz: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Angel Zerpa: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Diego Hernandez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

White Sox vs. Royals Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Royals 7, White Sox 6
  • Total Prediction: Over 9 runs
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