Sometimes in baseball, the matchups that do not mean a lot tend to be the most fun. This is the case for the Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals. As of now, it appears both teams are battling it out for last place in the AL Central. The good news, however, is that the MLB season consists of 162 games, and anything can happen. Keep reading below to for more White Sox vs City Royals picks info
Every day of the MLB schedule is one day closer to October baseball. Both of these MLB teams are on the opposite side of the MLB standings as they may have hoped at this point of the season. All four of these MLB games in the series matter, and Wednesday will be the third game. With that being said, let’s get ready to make some White Sox vs City Royals picks.
Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Information
Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals
Location: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, MO
Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 7:40 p.m. ET
How to watch: Bally Sports Kansas City, NBC Sports Chicago, MLB.TV
Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Odds
There is no time like the present to make your MLB picks. An important note when looking at the MLB odds is that last night’s game suffered a long rain delay. The game lasted into the late hours of the night, and we could see that impact Wednesday’s action. Rain or shine, it is time to look at the odds so we can make our White Sox vs City Royals picks.
On the moneyline, the White Sox are given -128 odds, and the Royals are the slight underdogs on their home turf with +118 odds. When it comes to the spread, the Royals will be given +1½ (-140) odds, and the White Sox will have to cover -1½ (+120). Finally, the over/under is set at a rather high 9½ runs on Wednesday night. Let’s meet the starting pitchers before we can make our White Sox vs City Royals picks.
Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Betting Preview
Unfortunately for Chicago White Sox fans, it is not 2021 anymore. Lance Lynn is on pace to have the worst year of his career in a season that has been a struggle for the team as a whole. A lot of experts expected the White Sox to be a contender in the AL Central this year, but they are over 10 games below .500 thus far. If you are looking at the Chicago White Sox schedule, you have to take advantage of games teams like the Kansas City Royals.
The RHP is 1-4 with a 6.96 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, and has 50 strikeouts through 39.1 innings pitched. Out of the seven games the veteran has started, the White Sox have only won a single game. Lynn is going to strike out a lot of guys, but he makes a lot of mistakes on the mound. That is a big reason why he has given up nine home runs. The 35-year-old is coming off his first win of the season in his last outing.
If you have not noticed so far, this is not a series in which you will find the best MLB stats. In fact, that is the beauty of it. Brad Keller takes the mound and looks to improve the Kansas City Royals standings.
Keller allowed six earned runs on 11 hits and gave up two home runs in his last outing. This came against the worst team in baseball, the Oakland Athletics. The RHP is 2-3 on the season with a 4.67 ERA, 1.82 WHIP, and has 25 strikeouts through 34.2 innings pitched. Take out his last outing, and Keller has been solid.
Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Picks and Predictions
- As the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals are set to battle, get ready for a lot of base runners. There is a reason that the projected total is high. This game should easily go in the double digits. Take over 9½ (-120) runs in this one.
- Brad Keller has been the better pitcher throughout the season compared to Lance Lynn, but the veteran has the momentum. Lynn is coming off his only win, and Keller gave up his worst start against the worst MLB team. We are following the hot hand and taking Chicago 1½ (+120).