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Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals 5/19/22 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox Odds & Info

Game Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox
Date & Time Thursday May 19, 2022, 2:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Kauffman Stadium
Latest odds
CHW -145 ; Total 9.5
TV Channel
BSKC

AL Central Division rivals will square off on Thursday afternoon, when the Chicago White Sox take on the Kansas City Royals from Kauffman Stadium. The White Sox (18-19) have split their first 18 road games and trail first place Minnesota by 3.5 games. On Wednesday, Chicago went 3-for-13 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base during a 6-2 road loss against Kansas City.

Hard-throwing righty Vince Velasquez (2-3 5.53 ERA) will try to bounce back from a rough outing. Last time out, Velasquez was tagged for seven runs in five innings during a 10-4 home loss versus New York.

The Kansas City Royals are three games below .500 at home and seven games back in the AL Central Division race. Last night, SS Bobby Witt Jr. and C M.J. Melendez each homered to power the Kansas City offense. SP Zack Greinke gave up two runs in five plus innings and did not factor in the decision for the Royals, who moved to 14-22 on the year.

Twenty-five year old right-hander Carlos Hernandez (0-3 9.11 ERA) has been unable to duplicate last year’s success for the Royals. Through 26 plus innings, Hernandez has surrendered 39 hits and 13 walks.

Recent Betting Trends

  • White Sox are 7-1 in their last 8 road games.
  • Royals are 2-7 in their last 9 home games.
  • Over is 5-2-1 in White Sox last 8 Thursday games.
  • Over is 6-2-1 in Royals last 9 games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
  • White Sox are 14-6 in the last 20 meetings in Kansas City.

Free MLB Pick:

OVER 9.5

Kansas City C Salvador Perez has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a left thumb sprain. Through 37 games, Chicago ranks 27th in OPS and 26th in runs scored. For the season, Kansas City ranks 28th in OPS and 27th in runs scored. Take the over. Final Score Prediction, Chicago White Sox win 7-5.

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