Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals 5-17-22

Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Game 1 5/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Game 1 5/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Chicago White Sox will meet with the Kansas City Royals in MLB Game 1 action in Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium, Kansas, on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at 2:10 PM ET. The White Sox had a rough start to the 2022 season, failing to live up to preseason expectations.

 

A poor weekend series against the Yankees ruined what was a promising recent run for the team. So far, Chicago failed to score regularly, averaging only 3.55 runs per game (ranked 25th).

 

The club is hitting .227 as a team (24th), with an OPS of just.636 (26th). Tim Anderson gets off to a quick start, leading the team in batting average (.336). He also has four home runs to his credit. Jose Abreu leads the team in RBIs with 12.

 

Dylan Cease has a 3-1 record and a 3.55 ERA entering Tuesday’s game. He is a strikeout monster, striking out 58 hitters in only 38 innings. His previous start was against New York when he gave up six runs on six hits in four innings of work. Despite his difficulties, he achieved an outstanding 11 strikeouts.

 

Cease’s return to form is critical for Chicago’s long-term success, since the White Sox’ batting is yet to establish its footing.

 

  • The total went Under in 4-0-1 of the White Sox’s last 5 road matches.
  • The total went Under in 3-0-1 of the White Sox’s last 4 road matches with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
  • White Sox are 5-0 in their last 5 road matches.

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Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Game 1 Predictions 5/17/2022

 

The White Sox aren’t the only club in this series that had trouble scoring consistently. Kansas City has the 24th best run-scoring offense in the league, averaging just 3.7 runs per game. The Royals have a.226 team batting average and a.625 OPS, which ranks them 28th in the league.

 

Andrew Benintendi leads the squad with a.316 batting average, while Salvador Perez already hit six home runs and driven in 16 runs, leading the team in both categories. Bobby Witt Jr, a young phenom who is still trying to find his way in the big leagues, showed some promising indications over the weekend by hitting his second career home run.

 

With Tuesday’s starter still unknown, it’s unclear whether Kansas City will use a traditional starter or rely on their bullpen to go through nine innings.

 

With a 4.68 ERA, the Royals’ pitching struggled to get out of the gate this season. They did not get much mileage out of their rotation thus far, ranking 21st overall with only seven quality appearances.

 

  • The total went Under in 5-0 of the Royals’ last 5 home matches against a team with a losing record.
  • The total went Over in 3-0-1 of the Royals’ last 4 matches with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
  • The total went Over in 5-1 in the Royals’ last 6 matches overall.

Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals. The MLB pick for this game is the Chicago White Sox. With both clubs standing in the bottom six in the league in runs per game, neither team generated much confidence with their early-season results, especially at the plate.

 

The White Sox battled ailments and look to be regaining their form. On paper, they have a strong lineup that ranks among the best in the American League. With Dylan Cease, Chicago will have a distinct advantage on the hill on Tuesday afternoon. Expect him to bounce back against the Royals’ light-hitting lineup.

 

The White Sox are outstanding on the road, going 5-0 in their previous five games. This is likely to continue in this one. The Chicago White Sox will win to a predicted score of 6-3.

 

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MLB Starting Time: 2:10 PM (EDT)

 

Location: Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium, Kansas

 

Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

 

TV: NSCH

 

MLB Odds: Chicago White Sox -170

 

MLB Totals: 8

 

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