Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox 5-21-2023

Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox 5/21/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox 5/21/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Kansas City Royals will go against the Chicago White Sox in MLB action in Guaranteed Rate Field, IL, on Sunday, May 21, 2023, at 2:10 PM ET.


Kansas City defeated San Diego twice before traveling to Chicago, but it could not maintain its momentum there and dropped game one 2-0.


Can the Royals put together a run of victories to salvage their 2023 campaign? KC hits .230 (25th), averages 3.96 runs (25th), and has a 28th-place .676 OPS.


This year, it took 31 bags and hit 44 long balls, ranking 22nd. The Kansas City Royals rank fifth in AL Central.


For the series finale, Kansas City did not make a starting official. Right-handers Mike Mayers and Max Castillo recalled from Triple-A on Friday, are the two most likely contenders.


On Monday, Castillo pitched three innings in relief of Keller (2.89 ERA), and on Wednesday, Mayers pitched 2.2 innings against San Diego.


Kansas City has a slugging rate of .383 and has been called out on strikes 408 times while being walked on 122 occasions.


They have 174 RBIs and 354 hits this year, while their batting average is at .230. The Royals have accrued 80 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 44 baseballs out of the park.


They have tallied 182 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .293. As a squad, the Kansas City Royals are putting up 4.0 runs per game, which ranks them 25th in the league.


Their strikeout-to-walk ratio is 2.21, and their pitching staff has a WHIP of 1.44. Royals pitchers have surrendered 58 home runs in addition to 246 runs (28th in the league).


Kansas City has given up 402 hits (9.0 per 9 innings) and 232 earned runs. The Royals have a team earned run average of 5.20 this year (29th in the league), and their staff has rung up 387 batters.


They have walked 175 opposing players, and their FIP comes in at 4.70 as a squad this season.


  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Kansas City’s last five matches.
  • The Kansas City Royals are 2-6 SU in their last eight games.
  • The Kansas City Royals are 2-7 SU in their last nine matches on the road.

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Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox Predictions 5/21/2023


The Southsiders won game one of the series, and Michael Kopech pitched a career-high eight innings while allowing only one hit.


On 98 pitches, he also struck out a season-high ten batters. In the second inning, the White Sox went up 2-0 and never looked back.


Chicago hits .243 (19th), scores 4.20 runs per game (21st), and has a .696 OPS (22nd). It has 16th-place 50 home runs and 23rd-place 26 base steals in 2023.


With 17 quality starts, the pitching staff has a 5.15 ERA, ranking 28th, and a 1.43 WHIP, ranking 25th. The Chicago White Sox rank fourth in AL Central.


In the season finale, Lynn starts on the mound for the home club.


With seven strikeouts in seven innings and Cleveland limited to one earned run, the 12-year veteran made up for a disappointing effort on May 10 (7 runs on nine hits). This season, Lynn has a 61:17 K: BB ratio.


Chicago has hit 50 long balls this year, with 190 runs batted in. They have hit 84 doubles while walking 116 times and putting up 193 runs.


The Chicago White Sox are sitting with an on-base percentage of .302 and a team batting average of .243 on the year.


The White Sox hold a team slugging % of .394, earning 4.20 runs per game (21st in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 383 occasions (19th in MLB) and have recorded 384 base knocks.


The Chicago pitching staff has given up 254 runs this year, with a team ERA of 5.15 (232 earned runs allowed). They have surrendered 67 homers, and they submit 5.64 runs per 9 innings (29th 


in MLB). The White Sox holds a team WHIP of 1.436 and a FIP of 4.82 as a unit for the season.


Their strikeout-to-walk ratio is 9.60 (432 strikeouts vs. 176 free passes). They rank 27th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 406.


  • The total went UNDER in 7 of Chi White Sox’s last nine matches.
  • The Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last five games.
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Chi White Sox’s last five games against Kansas City.

Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox. The MLB pick for this game is the Chicago White Sox.


The third-highest RL winning percentage in those contests belongs to the White Sox, who have a 6-4 (60%) run line record as home favorites.


In divisional games, they have a further 8-6 RL record. The Royals have the second-lowest RL winning percentage (40.5%) in those matches, going 17–25 as underdogs.


As road underdogs, they have an 11–12 RL record and the third-lowest RL winning percentage (47.8%). KC has the second-worst RL record (3-9) in divisional contests and the poorest RL record (9-22) in AL contests. 


Before Saturday’s game, the Southsiders won three straight and were hitting better at home (.254/.312/.405/.716) than on the road (.231/.292/.384/.677).


In their home game against a Kansas City bullpen with the fourth-highest ERA (4.76) and fourth-highest WHIP (1.45) in MLB, they can score enough runs to cover the run line.


The Chicago White Sox will win to a predicted score of 6-2.


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MLB Starting Time: 2:10 PM ET


Location: Guaranteed Rate Field, IL


Date: Sunday, May 21, 2023




MLB Odds: Chicago White Sox -190


MLB Totals: 7.5


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