White Sox vs Royals: MLB Betting Lines, Stats and Predictions – April 11, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 11, 2021

The Kansas City Royals (3-3) will look to avoid the sweep when they visit the Chicago White Sox (4-4) to complete a two-game series. Bookmakers have listed the White Sox as -141 favorites for the series finale, while the Royals are +120 underdogs to pick up a win. Chicago’s Dylan Cease and Kansas City’s Mike Minor have been named the starters for this contest.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 11, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

White Sox vs Royals Betting Lines

White Sox Betting Insights

  • Last season, the White Sox were favored 35 times and won 26, or 74.3%, of those games.
  • Chicago was 19-4 last season when entering a game favored by -141 or more on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 56.3% chance of a victory for the White Sox.
  • Games involving Chicago went over the total set by bookmakers in 26 of 57 chances last season.

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Royals Betting Insights

  • The Royals were chosen as underdogs in 49 games last year and walked away with the win 16 times (32.7%) in those games.
  • Last season, Kansas City was victorious 14 times in 41 chances when named as an underdog of +120 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Royals have a 43.7% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Kansas City and its opponents went over the total last season in 20 of their 58 opportunities.

Royals Probable Pitcher – Mike Minor

  • Minor (1-0) makes the start for the Royals, his second of the season.
  • In his last time out on Saturday, April 3, the lefty threw six innings against the Rangers, allowing four earned runs while surrendering four hits.
  • The Royals have always been the moneyline underdog when Minor starts this season.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 11, 2021 at 2:08 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

White Sox Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 4-4
Home 1-0
Road 3-4
vs LHP (Starters) 3-0
vs RHP (Starters) 1-4
Day Games 0-1
Night Games 4-3

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White Sox Probable Pitcher – Dylan Cease

  • Cease heads to the mound for the White Sox to make his second start of the season, seeking his first win.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Monday, when he threw 4 2/3 innings, giving up three earned runs while allowing five hits against the Angels.
  • This will be his first start this season with his team as the moneyline favorite.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 11, 2021 at 2:08 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Royals Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 3-3
Home 2-1
Road 1-2
vs LHP (Starters) 1-0
vs RHP (Starters) 2-3
Day Games 0-0
Night Games 3-3

White Sox Hitting Stats

  • The White Sox ranked third-best in MLB action last season with 96 total home runs.
  • The White Sox had a 21-4 record last season in games when they put up two or more homers.
  • Jose Abreu finished with a .317 average last season, with 19 home runs and 60 RBI.
  • Luis Robert hit .233 with an OBP of .302 and a slugging percentage of .436.

Royals Hitting Stats

  • The Royals’ 68 home runs ranked 20th in Major League Baseball.
  • They hit two or more homers in 15 games last season and were 12-3 in those matchups.
  • Salvador Perez had a batting average of .333, with 11 home runs and 32 runs batted in last season.
  • Whit Merrifield had 12 doubles, nine home runs and 12 walks while batting .286.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Royals (+120)

Over/Under Pick: Under (9)

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

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