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Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals 5/9/2023 Predictions, Free Picks and Odds

Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals 5/9/2023 Predictions, Free Picks and Odds

The Chicago White Sox will take on the Kansas City Royals in Game 2 of their series at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City on Tuesday night. The Chi White Sox have struggled this season with a record of 12-23 overall and 6-13 on the road, placing fourth in the AL Central, just three games ahead of the Royals in last place. In the opening match of the series on Monday, the White Sox suffered a 5-12 loss to the Royals, with SP Dylan Cease (2-2, 5.58 ERA) taking the loss after giving away seven earned runs and one free walk.

The Chi White Sox’s offense is led by Catcher Yasmani Grandal, who has a batting average of .275 and a team-high on-base percentage of .357. Center Fielder Luis Robert Jr. has hit a team-leading seven home runs, while First Baseman Andrew Vaughn has the most RBIs with 24, and Andrew Benintendi leads in hits with 33 for the White Sox. On Tuesday, Right-handed Pitcher Lucas Giolito will take to the mound for the White Sox. The team will be looking to bounce back and level the series against the Royals.

  • The Chicago White Sox are 2-5 SU in their last 7 matches with Kansas City.
  • The White Sox are 2-10 SU in their last 12 games on the road.
  • The Chi White Sox are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road against Kansas City.

Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals 5/9/2023 Predictions, Free Picks and Odds

The Kansas City Royals will try to keep their winning streak alive with another win over the Chicago White Sox at home on Tuesday night. The Royals improved to 9-26 overall and 3-16 at home, but they are still in the last place of the AL Central, three games behind the fourth-place White Sox. The Royals have won only four of their last ten games, but they have won their last two games, including the series opener against the White Sox at 12-5 last night. On Monday, the Royals had 14 hits and scored 12 runs, while making one error in their win over the White Sox. 

Catcher Salvador Perez leads the Royals with a .290 batting average, seven home runs, 19 RBIs and 36 hits this season. First Baseman Vinnie Pasquantino has a team-high on-base percentage of .372 for Kansas City and the Royals are hitting .234 with a .384 slugging percentage as a team. On Tuesday, the Royals will send right-hander Jordan Lyles to the mound to start game 2 of the series. Lyles is 0-5 with a 6.69 ERA, a 1.39 WHIP and 30 strikeouts in 40.1 innings pitched this season.

  • The total went OVER in 5 of Kansas City’s last 7 matches with the Chi White Sox.
  • The Kansas City Royals are 3-13 SU in their last 16 games at home.
  • Kansas City is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox.

Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals. The MLB Pick for this contest is Chicago White Sox.  The White Sox have won five of their last seven games, while the Royals have lost five of their last seven overall and 17 of their last 21 games at home. Chicago’s starter Lucas Giolito has been solid in his last two starts, giving up three runs on 10 hits in 13.2 innings, while KC’s SP Jordan Lyles has been shaky in his last two starts, allowing 13 earned runs on 13 hits in nine innings, leading to two losses for the Royals. The prediction: Chicago White Sox will win 7-2.

MLB Starting Time: 7:40 PM ET

Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri  

Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2023


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Chicago White Sox -130

MLB Totals: 9.0


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