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Dan Hunter 08 Apr 2021
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Kansas City Royals @ Chicago White Sox Tips 


The Kansas City Royals take on the Chicago White Sox in an American League Central Division matchup on Thursday, April 8. This will be the first time the Royals and the White Sox have faced each other in the new season. Kansas City are currently second in the Central Division with three wins and two defeats, while Chicago are fourth with three wins and four defeats.  

In 2020 the Royals finished fourth in the Central Division with a record of 26-34 in what was a reduced, 60 game league. The White Sox finished one place above them in third with a far superior 35-25 record which was good enough to earn Chicago a playoff wildcard.

Last season, the Royals and the White Sox played each other 10 times, with the final score 9-1 in Chicago’s favour. These two teams played each other twice earlier this year in Spring Training, each winning one game.However, based off their recent head to head I'm backing the White Sox to out-hit and out-run the Royals in an epic that will feature more than 12 runs in total. 

  • Royals 2nd in AL Central Division
  • Royals 3-2 this season
  • White Sox 4th in AL Central Division
  • White Sox 3-4 this season 

Head to Head


The Kansas City Royals and the Chicago White Sox have played each other 29 times during the last two seasons, with the White Sox leading 18-11. Back in the 2019 season and during the course of a 162 game league, Kansas finished with a 10-9 ledger vs Chicago. 

During the 2020 season, these teams faced each other 10 times, with Chicago finishing with a 9-1 record. In their most recent matchup in September 2020, the White Sox were the clear winners 8-1.

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The Kansas City Royals are two-time World Series winners, most recently in 2015. On April 1 they began their 2021 regular-season campaign with a three-game series against the Texas Rangers. Their opening match featured an incredible 24 runs over nine innings and finished 14-10 to the Royals. Two days later, Kansas and Texas met in another epic encounter, this time featuring 15 runs, with the Royals winning once again by 11-4.

On Sunday the Rangers gained a semblance of revenge by defeating Kansas City 7-3. The following day, the Royals defeated the Cleveland Indians by relatively tame scoreline of 3-0. However, the Indians had their revenge on Wednesday with a 4-2 win. 

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Back in 2005, the Chicago White Sox attracted global attention when they ended an 88-season drought by winning their first World Series since 1917. Last season the White Sox finished third in the American League Central Division, earning themselves a playoff berth. Unfortunately, their dreams of winning a fourth World Series ended when they fell at the first hurdle to the Oakland Athletics.

Chicago opened their 2021 campaign with a four-game series against the LA Angels. After losing the first game 4-3, the White Sox hit back the following day with a 12-8 victory in a 20-run thriller. However, Chicago would ultimately lose the series 3-1 when the Angels won their next two games 5-3 and 7-4.

On Tuesday (April 6) the White Sox began a three match series against the Seattle Mariners.  Chicago won the opening game 6-0 and on Wednesday they again defeated Seattle by six runs, this time with a 10-4 scoreline. However the Mariners pulled one back on Wednesday, defeating Chicago 8-4. 

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Verdict

Both of these teams have shown they are capable of winning and losing games, with Chicago in particular showing a defensive vulnerability. The White Sox will need to tighten things up if they are to have the season they are capable of.
 
However based off their recent domination of the Kansas City Royals, and Chicago’s undoubted ability to get runs, I’m backing the White Sox to defeat the Royals in another high-scoring thriller, featuring 12 runs or more.
Best Bet: Chicago Winner @-163.93 at BetMGM - 1 Unit
Best Bet: Over 10.5 Total Runs @163.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Over 8.5 Chicago Total Runs @575.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit

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