Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox Online Betting Pick
The goal of every team heading into the postseason is to arrive there with a healthy squad, and as few weaknesses as possible. Very few are actually able to make that happen, and the Kansas City Royals have one glaring weakness that may end up being their downfall if they cannot correct it. KC will be in Chicago to face the White Sox on Wednesday night where the Royals are listed as online sports betting favorites to take the win.
A Sneak Peak at the Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox Online Betting Pick & Game Info
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Venue: U.S. Cellular Field
Opening Line: Kansas City -130
The Royals (90-66) had the AL Central all but locked up weeks ago, which makes you wonder of their current defensive issues don’t have something to do with playing a little too comfortably. What I am talking about here is the performance of the pitching staff, with the bullpen being of particular concern. The Royals are currently 28th in the league in runs allowed average through the month of September, which is not the type of performance that generally lends itself to a deep run in the postseason. KC has to be particularly concerned about the performances of Johnny Cueto, who they acquired from the Reds at the trade deadline. He was brought in to be the ace in the starting rotation, but has proven to be a dud up to this point. Edinson Volquez (13-9, 3.65 ERA) will get the start for the Royals in this game.
The White Sox (73-83) are limping towards the finish line this season, and look like a team in need of a major shake-up. That the exact same thing was being said at the end of last season makes you wonder just how capable the current management team is of making that happen. One positive that they can hang their hats on is the performance of pitcher Carlos Rodon, who was the third pick overall in the 2014 draft. He will finish the season with a 9-6 record and a 3.95 ERA, and his performance in the second half in particular has shown that he is an arm that the Sox can build their starting rotation around. How many of the guys who are currently filling those spots who will be back next year is something that remains to be seen. Jose Quintana (9-10, 3.38 ERA) will get the start for Chicago.
Key Online Betting Trends
Kansas City is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 6 games
Kansas City is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City’s last 5 games on the road
Kansas City is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi White Sox’s last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox’s last 6 games at home
Chi White Sox is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox’s last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Consider This Before Placing Your Bets
Quintana pitched an absolute gem for the White Sox the last time he started against the Royals, and has only given up 3 earned runs in his last 4 starts. A similar type of performance will see the White Sox pick up the win.