Chicago White Sox Vs Kansas City Royals: Betting Odds and Matchup Stats – May 18, 2022

Written By Staff on May 18, 2022

At Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday, the Chicago White Sox (18-18) take on the Kansas City Royals (13-22), with first pitch at 8:10 PM ET. Lucas Giolito (2-1) is the starter for the White Sox, and Zack Greinke (0-2) for the Royals. Despite playing away from home the White Sox are at -135 to win, compared to the Royals at +115.

White Sox at Royals Game Lines: Moneyline, Spread, Total Runs

Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Runs
White Sox -135 +115 9.5

White Sox at Royals Probable Starting Pitchers

Season Stats
Lucas Giolito (RHP) Zack Greinke (RHP)
5 GS 7
2-1 W-L 0-2
2.70 ERA 3.52
5.1 IP/Start 5.1
1.125 WHIP 1.174
12.5 K/9 3.3
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White Sox Five Hottest Batters (Last 10 Games)

Name BA Hits HRs RBI OPS
Gavin Sheets .231 6 3 7 .926
A.J. Pollock .296 8 1 5 .815
Luis Robert .333 14 1 4 .783
Tim Anderson .306 11 0 3 .748
Yoán Moncada .233 7 2 4 .736

White Sox Record Splits

 

Home Away Day Night Starting RHP Starting LHP
9-10 9-8 8-10 9-7 13-14 5-3

White Sox vs Royals Recent Results

White Sox Royals
5 – 5 Record 4 – 6
4 Runs Per Game 4.5
5.2 Runs Allowed Per Game 5.3
5-5-0 Record ATS 4-6-0
9.68 K/9 6.93

 

White Sox Betting Tips

  • Giolito’s team has won 40% of his starts when they are favored on the moneyline (2-3).
  • Chicago has played as the favorite in five of its past 10 games and has gone 3-2 in those contests.
  • In their previous 10 matchups with a total posted by oddsmakers, the White Sox and their foes are when it comes to hitting the over.
  • The White Sox have come away with 15 wins in the 25 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season.
  • Chicago has a mark of 11-7 in contests where sportsbooks favor them by -135 or better on the moneyline.
  • The White Sox have an implied victory probability of 57.4% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.

Royals Betting Tips

  • The Royals are 2-3 in Greinke’s five starts this season that they were the underdog on the moneyline.
  • Kansas City went 3-6 across the nine games it was moneyline underdogs in its last 10 matchups.
  • In their last 10 matchups, the Royals and their opponents combined to hit the over five times.
  • The Royals have gone 9-19 in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 32.1% of those games).
  • Kansas City has a 3-14 record (winning only 17.6% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline underdog of +115 or longer.
  • Based on this contest’s moneyline, the Royals have an implied win probability of 46.5%.
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