Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals 5/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals 5/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Chicago White Sox will play the second game of their three-game series against the Kansas City Royals in Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium, on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at 7:10 PM (EDT). Chicago earned a 1-0 shutout in the season opener on Friday. The White Sox defeated the Reds in two games this week, winning 9-0 on Tuesday and losing 1-0 on Wednesday. In a 3-0 victory over Kansas City on Friday, Chicago scored two runs in the sixth inning. Carlos Rodon pitched 6.0 innings, allowing five hits and no runs. Chicago is 1st at 17-13 in the AL Central Division.

The White Sox will send Lance Lynn to the mound for the starting pitcher job on Saturday. Lynn pitched 24.2 innings this season, allowing 20 hits, seven runs (five earned), two home runs, four walks, 29 strikeouts, and a 1.82 ERA. Lynn, who has a career record of 106-72, has a 3.60 FIP since facing 6,145 batters in the major leagues. Chicago’s relief pitchers have a 41.7 percent save rate and pitched in 23 save situations this season. Over the course of the season, the bullpen starters inherited 49 base runners, with 26.5 percent of them reaching base.

  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox’s last 5 matches.

  • The Chicago White Sox are 7-1 SU in their last 8 matches against Kansas City.

  • The total went UNDER in 6 of Chi White Sox’s last 9 matches this season.

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Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Predictions 5/8/2021

The Royals had a game against the Indians this week. In that series, Kansas City was swept, losing all four games. The Royals were defeated once again on Friday, with Salvador Perez going 4-for-4 in the loss. The Royals have a .395 slugging percentage and score 4.43 runs per game which rank 15th in MLB. They have 46 two-baggers to their credit, as well as 95 free bases and 133 runs scored. Kansas City has a total of 31 home runs and 126 runs batted in on the season. Kansas is 3rd at 16-15 in the AL Central Division.

The Royals will send out Daniel Lynch for Saturday’s game. Lynch, KC’s top pitching prospect, will make his second career debut. Lynch made his MLB debut against the Indians on Monday, pitching 4.2 innings and allowing three runs on four hits and four walks. Lynch, who has a 0-0 career record, also has a 5.79 ERA and gave up 7.7 hits per 9 innings.

  • The total went OVER in 7 of Kansas City’s last 9 matches.

  • The total went UNDER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 5 matches against the Chi White Sox.

  • The total went OVER in 6 of Kansas City’s last 8 matches in the American League.

Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals. The MLB pick for this game is the Chicago White Sox. It will be fascinating to see what Lynch will accomplish in his second career start. Lynch has great stuff and should look better in this one after an up-and-down debut. Still, Lynn put up respectable numbers this season, and he should be able to add to his 29 strikeout total as he places Chicago in a strong spot. The Chicago White Sox will win to a predicted score of 4-2.

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Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals 5/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:10 PM (EDT)

Location: Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium, USA

Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021

TV: NSCH

MLB Odds: Chicago White Sox -175

MLB Totals: 8.5

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