|Game||Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals|
|Date & Time||Wednesday September 11, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
Guaranteed Rate Field Chicago, IL
CHW -158 O/U 10.5
The Kansas City Royals play their second game of a three-game series on the road Wednesday in the Windy City against the Chicago White Sox. Kansas City had the day off Monday and the Royals lost Sunday to the Miami Marlins 9-0. Mike Montgomery fell to 3-8 after allowing eight hits and five runs in just four innings.
The White Sox traveled on Monday and Chicago defeated the Los Angeles Angels Sunday 5-1. Jose Abreu hit his 31st home run of the season, while Danny Mendrick hit the first of his major league career in the White Sox win. James McCann, Matt Skole and Mendrick each had a pair of hits for Chicago. Jose Osich pitched 2 2/3 innings of shutout baseball to earn the win and improve to 2-0.
Whit Merrifield leads Kansas City with a .306 batting average and in hits with 185. Jorge Soler leads KC in home runs with 41 and in RBIs with 102. Kansas City is averaging .245, while opposing hitters are averaging .275. On Wednesday, the Royals will send Glenn Sparkman to the mound. The right-hander is 3-11 with an ERA of 5.97, 68 Ks and 34 BBs.
Tim Anderson leads Chicago with a .334 batting average. Jose Abreu is the team leader in home runs with 31, RBIs with 112 and in hits with 158. Chicago is batting .255 while its opponents are averaging .264. On Wednesday, the White Sox will send Reynaldo Lopez to the mound. The right-hander is 9-12 with an ERA of 5.17, 149 Ks and 60 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends
- Kansas City is 0-6 in Sparkman’s last 6 starts on the road
- The OVER has cashed in 9 of the Royals last 11
- Chicago is 3-10 in its last 13
- The UNDER has cashed in each of Lopez’s last 4 starts at home
Chicago has seen much success with Reynaldo Lopez on the mound versus Kansas City winning each of the right-hander’s last 4 starts at home versus the Royals and 5 of their hurler’s last 6 starts overall against KC. The Royals have lost 6 of the last 7 overall against the White Sox and each of Glenn Sparkman’s last 6 starts on the road. Final Score Prediction, Chicago White Sox win 5-4.