White Sox Vs Royals: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – August 11, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on August 15, 2022

Bobby Witt Jr. will try to get his 100th hit (he has 99) when the Kansas City Royals (46-66) play the Chicago White Sox (56-55) at 2:10 PM ET on Thursday. Dylan Cease pitches for Chicago (-185 to win) while Kansas City (+154) will answer with Zack Greinke.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds as of August 11, 2022 at 1:15 PM ET. Check out the table below for the latest odds for this contest and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

White Sox vs Royals Betting Lines

White Sox Betting Insights

  • This season, the White Sox have won 38 out of the 71 games, or 53.5%, in which they’ve been favored.
  • This season, Chicago has won six of its 10 games, or 60%, when favored by at least -185 on the moneyline.
  • The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 64.9% chance of a victory for the White Sox.
  • Chicago and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 49 of their 111 opportunities.
  • The White Sox are 49-62-0 against the spread in their 111 chances this season.

White Sox Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 5-5
Runs Per Game 3.4
HR 8
ERA 3.14
K/9 8.48

Royals Betting Insights

  • The Royals have been chosen as underdogs in 90 games this year and have walked away with the win 35 times (38.9%) in those games.
  • Kansas City has a mark of 6-21 in contests where bookmakers favor them by +154 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Royals have an implied victory probability of 39.4% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Kansas City and their opponents have hit the over in 54 of their 112 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season.
  • The Royals are 54-58-0 against the spread in their 112 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Royals Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 6-4
Runs Per Game 4.8
HR 14
ERA 3.89
K/9 7.88

Royals Probable Pitcher – Zack Greinke

  • Greinke gets the start for the Royals, his 19th of the season. He is 3-7 with a 4.58 ERA and 52 strikeouts in 92 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday against the Boston Red Sox, when he went four innings, allowing four earned runs while giving up seven hits.
  • Greinke is trying to pick up his 14th start of five or more innings this year in this game.
  • The Royals have been the moneyline underdog in 14 of Greinke’s starts this season, and they went 6-8 in those matchups.
  • Greinke’s team has compiled a 9-9 record in his 18 starts.
  • Greinke’s starts hit the over on the run total nine times in 18 games with a set total this season.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of August 11, 2022 at 1:15 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Royals Relief Pitchers

Name Relief App. IP K/9 H/9 HR/9 ERA
Scott Barlow 49 53.1 8.6 8.4 1.2 2.19
Dylan Coleman 48 46.1 9.1 7.2 1.1 2.91
Josh Staumont 38 34.0 10.9 8.1 0.6 4.50
Amir Garrett 38 29.1 9.2 8.0 0.0 4.91
Jose Cuas 29 24.1 7.8 12.4 0.6 3.33

White Sox Probable Pitcher – Dylan Cease

  • When Cease starts, his team is 13-9-0 against the spread this season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday, when he gave up one earned run and allowed two hits in six innings against the Texas Rangers.
  • Cease has pitched five or more innings in 10 straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • When Cease starts a game and his team is the favorite on the moneyline, they have a record of 14-4.
  • In games Cease has started, his team is 17-5.
  • Out of Cease’s 22 starts with a total this season, 10 have hit the over.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of August 11, 2022 at 1:15 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

White Sox Relief Pitchers

Name Relief App. IP Ks ERA Holds Saves
Jake Diekman 49 42.2 57 4.22 15 1
Kendall Graveman 47 47.2 48 2.64 19 5
José Ruiz 46 44.0 50 3.89 11 0
Matt Foster 46 43.0 39 4.40 5 1
Liam Hendriks 38 38.2 57 3.26 0 23

White Sox Hitting Trends

  • The White Sox are 17-3 this season in games when they hit two or more home runs.
  • The White Sox are 10-2 in games this season when they have had five or more extra-base hits.
  • The club has strung together eight or more hits in 68 games this season, and is 42-26 in those contests.
  • The White Sox are 29-12 in games this season that they put up at least five runs.
  • The White Sox have drawn at least five walks in 12 games this season, and are 5-7 in those contests.

Royals Hitting Trends

  • They’ve hit two or more homers in 28 games this season and are 19-9 in those matchups.
  • In 13 games with five or more extra-base hits this season, they have a record of 10-3.
  • In 64 games this season with eight or more hits, they have a record of 36-28.
  • They have won 28 of their 42 games this season in which they scored more than four runs.
  • In 25 games this season with five or more walks drawn, they’ve posted a record of 13-12

White Sox vs. Royals Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Royals (+154)

Over/Under Pick: Over (7.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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