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

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The Kansas City Royals and the Chicago White Sox will meet at the Guaranteed Rate Field for the finale of a three-game series on Thursday night.  The series is split with the White Sox winning game one by 6 runs and the Royals taking the second game by 8 runs.  Chicago still leads the AL Central Division at 63-45 while the Kansas City Royals are in fourth-place at 46-60, 16 games behind the White Sox.

 

Kansas City dominated the Whites Sox on Wednesday’s game at 9-1.  Salvador Perez hit his 27th homer which is one of the four homers on Wednesday.  The Royals snapped their four-game losing streak and are looking to extend this win.  The Royals batting dropped to 16th at .241 and managed a total of 429 runs only which drops to 25th this season.  The team is struggling at the mound, placing 26th with an ERA of 4.98.  They allow their opponents to bat at an average of .256 which is 25th in the league.  Catcher Salvador Perez leads the team with a .276 batting average, 27 homers, and 68 RBIs.  1B Carlos Santana leads with .347 OBP while RF Whit Merrifield leads with 116 hits.  Daniel Lynch will start for the Royals on Thursday’s finale.  The left-hand pitcher is 1-3 with a 6.95 ERA, 30 hits, 7 walks, and 13 strikeouts in 22 innings this year.  This will be a second career start for Lynch against the White Sox.

 

  • Kansas City is 5-5 SU in its last 10 games.

  • Kansas City is 17-38 SU in its last 5 games on the road.

  • The total went UNDER in 9 of Kansas City’s last 10 games.

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

 

The Chicago White Sox’s inconsistency continues as their 2-game winning streak was snapped by Wednesday’s loss.  The White Sox need a victory after winning only 4 games in their last 9.  This season, Chicago’s offense has been solid with a batting average of .250  and 530 runs scored which are both 7th in MLB.  Chicago’s OBP is 3rd at .334.  The Pitching team is strong with a 3.61 ERA and .226 BAA which are both 7th in the league.  SS Tim Anderson is the leader in batting with an average of .300 and 115 hits.  1B Jose Abreu leads with 19 homers and 81 RBIs while 3B Yoan Moncada leads with a .372 OBP.  Given the starting role in Thursday’s finale is Dallas Keuchel.  The left-hander is 7-4 with a 4.51 ERA, 118 hits, 35 walks, and 71 strikeouts in 113.2 innings.  In his career over the Royals, Keuchel is 6-2 with a 2.76 ERA and 59 strikeouts.

 

  • The Chicago White Sox are 5-5 SU in its last 10 games.

  • The Chicago White Sox are 6-1 SU in its last 7 games 3 of a series.

  • The total went UNDER in 7 of the Chicago White Sox’s last 10 games.

Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox. The MLB pick for this game goes to the Chicago White Sox. The White Sox should be able to take advantage of Lynch who has not been pitching lately and has had major issues in his 22 innings this season.  Keuchel’s latest outings have not been impressive but he has a good record against the Royals.  Taking the game at home is the Chicago White Sox.  Final Score Prediction is 6-2.

 

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

MLB Starting Time: 8:10 PM ET

 

Location: Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago

 

Date: Thursday, August 05, 2021

 

TV: NBC SCH

 

MLB Odds: Chicago White Sox -238

 

MLB Totals: 9.0

 

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