White Sox vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, May 21, 2023

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White Sox vs. Royals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, May 21, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Chicago White Sox (18-29) hope to complete a three-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals (14-33) when the teams meet at 2:10 PM ET Sunday. The White Sox are -179 favorites to keep the Royals out of the win column in the series.

Chicago’s Lance Lynn and Kansas City’s Carlos Hernandez have been named the starters for this contest.

White Sox vs. Royals Odds

  • White Sox odds to win: -179
  • Royals odds to win: +153
  • Spread: White Sox -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, May 21, 2023
  • Time: 2:10 PM ET

Who Will Win White Sox vs. Royals?

White Sox and Royals Betting Trends

The White Sox have been favored on the moneyline 16 total times this season. They’ve finished 9-7 in those games.

Chicago has played as moneyline favorites of -179 or shorter in only one game this season, which it won.

This season, the Royals have been the underdog 42 times and won 13, or 31%, of those games.

This season, Kansas City has won four of its 19 games, or 21.1%, when it’s the underdog by at least +153 on the moneyline.

In the 46 games in which bookmakers have set an over/under for the White Sox, they have combined with opponents to go over the total 23 times (23-20-3).

Games involving the Royals have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 21 of 46 chances this season.

White Sox Stats & Insights

The White Sox have the No. 19 offense in MLB play scoring 4.2 runs per game (198 total runs).

Chicago averages 1.1 home runs per game to rank 17th in baseball with 50 total home runs .

The White Sox have the 18th-ranked batting average in the majors (.242).

Chicago’s 8.3 strikeouts per game rank 12th in baseball.

The pitching staff for the White Sox has a collective 9.6 K/9, the fourth-best in the majors.

Chicago’s 5.06 team ERA ranks 27th among all MLB pitching staffs.

Royals Stats & Insights

The Royals have scored 183 runs (3.9 per game) this season, which ranks 25th in MLB.

Kansas City has hit 45 homers this season, which ranks 22nd in the majors.

The Royals rank 25th in MLB with a .230 team batting average.

Kansas City ranks 23rd in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.9 Ks per contest.

The Royals have an 8.7 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 14th in the majors.

Kansas City has pitched to a 5.18 ERA this season, which ranks 29th in baseball.

White Sox Key Players to Watch

The White Sox are sending Lynn (2-5) to make his 10th start of the season. He is 2-5 with a 6.66 ERA and 61 strikeouts through 51 1/3 innings pitched.

Luis Robert is batting .267 this season with a team-high 12 home runs.

Andrew Vaughn leads Chicago in runs batted in with 31 while batting .234 with five homers.

Andrew Benintendi’s batting average of .279 leads all Chicago hitters this season.

Jake Burger has 26 hits and an OBP of .354 to go with a slugging percentage of .719 this season.

Royals Key Players to Watch

Hernandez will get the start for the Royals, his second of the season.

Vinnie Pasquantino is batting .257 with 13 doubles, eight home runs and 21 walks.

Salvador Perez has put his power on display as he leads his team with 10 home runs and 26 RBI, with a team-best .288 batting average.

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

Edward Olivares is hitting .226 with six doubles, two triples, three home runs and nine walks.

White Sox and Royals Injuries

White Sox: Eloy Jiménez: 10 Day IL (Appendix), Billy Hamilton: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), 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 7, Royals 6
  • Total Prediction: Over 9 runs
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