White Sox vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, May 20, 2023

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White Sox vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, May 20, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Chicago White Sox (17-29) are favorites (-195) on the moneyline when they square off against the Kansas City Royals (14-32) Saturday at 2:10 PM ET, live on NBCS-CHI.

Chicago’s Lucas Giolito gets the start, and he’ll go against Kansas City’s Jordan Lyles.

White Sox vs. Royals Odds

  • White Sox odds to win: -195
  • Royals odds to win: +164
  • Spread: White Sox -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023
  • Time: 2:10 PM ET

Who Will Win White Sox vs. Royals?

White Sox and Royals Betting Trends

The White Sox have won eight of the 15 games they were favored on the moneyline this season (53.3%).

Chicago has not yet played as moneyline favorites of -195 or shorter.

The Royals have entered the game as underdogs 41 times this season and won 13, or 31.7%, of those games.

Kansas City has a record of 4-11, a 26.7% win rate, when it’s set as an underdog of +164 or more by oddsmakers this season.

The White Sox have played in 45 games with over/under set, and have combined with opponents to go over the total 23 times (23-19-3).

The Royals and their opponents have hit the over in 21 of their 45 games with a total this season.

White Sox Stats & Insights

The White Sox are the 19th-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 4.2 runs per game (193 total).

Chicago averages 1.1 home runs per game to rank 16th in MLB play with 50 total home runs .

The White Sox are 18th in the majors with a .243 batting average.

Chicago strikes out 8.3 times per game to rank 12th in baseball.

The 9.6 strikeouts per nine innings put together by the White Sox pitching staff ranks fourth in MLB.

Chicago has a 5.15 team ERA that ranks 28th across all MLB pitching staffs.

Royals Stats & Insights

The Royals rank 24th in the majors with 182 total runs scored this season.

Kansas City ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball with 44 home runs.

The Royals have a team batting average of .230 this season, which ranks 24th among MLB teams.

Kansas City ranks 25th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.9 Ks per contest.

The Royals strike out 8.7 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, 15th in MLB.

Kansas City has pitched to a 5.19 ERA this season, which ranks 29th in baseball.

White Sox Key Players to Watch

Giolito gets the start for the White Sox, his 10th of the season. He is 2-3 with a 3.86 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 53 2/3 innings pitched.

Luis Robert is batting .266 this season with a team-high 12 home runs.

Andrew Vaughn leads Chicago in runs batted in (31) this season. He’s batting .240 while slugging .415.

Andrew Benintendi is batting .278 to lead Chicago this season.

Jake Burger has collected 24 hits this season and has an OBP of .344. He’s slugging .709 on the year.

Royals Key Players to Watch

The Royals will hand the ball to Lyles (0-7) for his 10th start of the season.

Vinnie Pasquantino is hitting .263 with 13 doubles, eight home runs and 21 walks.

Bobby Witt Jr. is batting .230 with seven doubles, four triples, seven home runs and 11 walks.

Salvador Perez has a team-high .277 batting average, and paces the Royals in home runs (nine) and runs batted in (25).

Edward Olivares has six doubles, two triples, three home runs and nine walks while batting .228.

White Sox and Royals Injuries

White Sox: Billy Hamilton: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Eloy Jiménez: 10 Day IL (Appendix), Elvis Andrus: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Liam Hendriks: 15 Day IL (Illness), 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), Brad Keller: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Daniel Lynch: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Ryan Yarbrough: 60 Day IL (Head), 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: White Sox 5, Royals 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 9 runs
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