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Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals odds, tips and betting trends | May 16

On Monday, a matchup of AL Central rivals is on the docket, with the Chicago White Sox (16-17) visiting the Kansas City Royals (12-20) at 8:10 PM ET.

As the favorite, the White Sox (-130 moneyline odds to win) take the field at the Royals (+110). The Chicago White Sox will hand the ball to Johnny Cueto and the Royals will counter with Brad Keller (1-3, 2.70).

The White Sox’s matchup yesterday versus the Yankees resulted in a 5-1 loss. Adam Engel went 1-for-3 with a home run and an RBI in the defeat, while Michael Kopech threw six innings, giving up three earned runs on one hit while striking out three en route to taking the loss.

The Royals beat the Rockies 8-7 yesterday, with Josh Staumont earning the win while pitching one inning without giving up an earned run on one hit, while striking out one. Emmanuel Rivera went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and three RBI to lead the Royals’ offense.

Here is what you need to prepare for Monday’s White Sox vs. Royals contest.

Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals Odds and Betting Lines

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  • Favorite: White Sox (-130, bet $130 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Royals (+110, bet $100 to win $110)
  • Over/under: 9

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White Sox Stats and Trends

White Sox Betting Records

  • The White Sox have won 13, or 56.5%, of the 23 games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • This season, Chicago has won 10 of its 17 games, or 58.8%, when favored by at least -130 on the moneyline.
  • The bookmakers’ moneyline implies a 56.5% chance of a victory for the White Sox.
  • Chicago’s games have gone over the total in 14 of their 34 chances.
  • The White Sox have an ATS record of 15-19-0 in 34 games with a spread this season.

Johnny Cueto (White Sox Probable Starter)

  • Cueto will make his first start of the season for the White Sox.
  • This will be the first start of the season for the 36-year-old right-hander, who has not made an appearance on the mound in over a season.
  • The Royals rank 25th in MLB with a .225 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 28th in the league (.337) and 21 home runs.

White Sox Batting Stats

  • The White Sox have hit 30 homers this season, which ranks 19th in the league.
  • Hitters for the White Sox combine for a team rank 23rd of in the majors with a .353 team slugging percentage.
  • Chicago ranks 23rd in MLB with a .226 team batting average.
  • The White Sox are among the lowest scoring teams in the league, ranking 28th with just 117 total runs (3.5 per game) this season.
  • Chicago has an OBP of just .282 this season, which ranks 28th in MLB.
  • The White Sox are one of the most disciplined teams at the plate this season, ranking second with an average of 7.2 strikeouts per game.

Royals Stats and Trends

Royals Betting Records

  • The Royals have won in nine, or 33.3%, of the 27 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year.
  • Kansas City has a mark of 5-17 in contests where bookmakers favor them by +110 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Royals have a 47.6% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Contests with Kansas City have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 16 of 33 chances this season.
  • The Royals have an against the spread record of 15-18-0 in 33 games with a line this season.

Brad Keller (Royals Probable Starter)

  • Keller makes the start for the Royals, his seventh of the season. He is 1-3 with a 2.70 ERA and 22 strikeouts over 36 2/3 innings pitched.
  • His most recent time out was on Wednesday against the Texas Rangers, when the righty went 5 2/3 innings, surrendering five earned runs while allowing nine hits.
  • The 26-year-old has an ERA of 2.70, with 5.4 strikeouts per nine innings in six games this season. Opponents are hitting .203 against him.
  • Keller has four quality starts under his belt this season.
  • Keller will look to build on a four-game streak of pitching five or more innings (he’s averaging 6.0 innings per appearance).
  • The opposing White Sox offense has a collective .226 batting average, and is 25th in the league with 247 total hits and 28th in MLB play with 117 runs scored. They have the 23rd-ranked slugging percentage (.353) and are 19th in all of MLB with 30 home runs.
  • In seven innings over one appearance against the White Sox this season, Keller has a 1.29 ERA and a 0.429 WHIP while his opponents are batting .136.
  • This season, the 26-year-old ranks 21st in ERA (2.70), 18th in WHIP (.982), and 56th in K/9 (5.4) among qualifying pitchers.

Royals Batting Stats

  • The Royals have hit the third-fewest home runs in MLB action this season (21).
  • So far this season, the Royals have the third-lowest slugging percentage in the league (.337).
  • Kansas City has the 25th-ranked batting average in the majors (.225).
  • The Royals are the fourth-lowest scoring team in MLB action averaging 3.7 runs per game (118 total).
  • Kansas City’s .290 on-base percentage is 25th in baseball.
  • The Royals strike out 7.1 times per game, the least Ks in baseball.

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White Sox vs. Royals: Live Streaming Info & Game Time

  • Game Day: Monday, May 16, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • Stadium: Kauffman Stadium
  • TV Channel: NBC Sports Networks
  • Live Stream: fuboTV (Watch for free)

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