Kansas vs Chicago MLB Odds Analysis
On Saturday afternoon, the Kansas City Royals and the Chicago White Sox will play the middle game of their weekend series. The Royals (20-20) are in third place in the American League Central and just lost on Wednesday to the Red Sox, 5-2. The White Sox (25-16) are in first place in the Central, 4 ½ games ahead ot he Royals. Chicago knocked off the Astros, 2-1, on Thursday. Find the latest MLB betting lines here.
Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox MLB Odds Analysis
When: Saturday, May 21, 2016, 2:10 PM Eastern time
Where: U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago
TV: FSKC, CSN, MLB Network
Radio: WLS 890 AM Chicago
Live Stream: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: TBA
Pitching Matchup: Danny Duffy (0-0, 2.57 ERA) (KC) vs Miguel Gonzalez (0-0, 5.17 ERA) (CHI)
Why should you bet on Kansas City?
The Royals actually have too many people hitting well, as manager Ned Yost has a pleasant decision in right field, with both Paulo Orlando and Jarrod Dyson pounding the ball. The Royals did a good job of cooling off a hot Red Sox offense, taking two of four in their midweek series but holding the Red Sox well below their season average. The Royals have won three of four and four of six, so the World Series hangover might be finally wearing off for this crew.
Why should you put your money on the White Sox?
Even though White Sox starter Miguel Gonzalez has yet to win in any of his three starts, the team has picked up wins, and he left his third start (against New York) holding the lead. He has struggled with his control, such as in the five walks he issued in that start, but some of the Royals’ best hitters have not hit well against him (Kendrys Morales, .100; Alex Gordon, .125; Alcides Escobar, .111; Eric Hosmer, .091; Omar Infante, .125). So if Gonzalez can maintain his control, he stands a chance of keeping the Royal attack quiet.
Expert Pick and Final Winner Prediction
I like Gonzalez to pitch well as he has recently and for the White Sox to get to Royals starter Danny Duffy, who will be operating under a 60-pitch limit. I’m predicting a 6-3 Chicago win.