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Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals 9/5/23 MLB Odds, Prediction, and Analysis

Chicago White Sox (53-84) vs. Kansas City Royals (42-96)

As we near the conclusion of MLB season, the Chicago White Sox (53-84) and Kansas City Royals (42-96) face off in what can only be characterized as an underperformers showdown. Although neither team has had an outstanding year, this matchup provides several intriguing angles for MLB online picks. Let’s delve into each team and their respective strengths and weaknesses that might influence its outcome.

White Sox fans must endure an ugly 53-84 record this season. While their batting average of 0.240 may not impress many fans, they have scored 562 runs this year while hitting 149 homers for good measure. With only an On Base Percentage and Slugging Percentage percentages of 0.295% and 0.389%, respectively, indicating offensive struggles; similarly, their pitching hasn’t fared any better either – with a 4.88 ERA and 1.42 WHIP ratio and opponents posting 0.249 average against them.

The Royals have endured an even more challenging season, finishing 42-96 and featuring a batting average of just 0.242; however, their run production remains below 500 at 551 runs scored despite a slightly superior On-Base Percentage at 0.299 and Slugging Percentage of 0.392; thus not exceeding their White Sox rivals too far on offense stats. Their pitchers have struggled significantly, allowing opponents to bat an average of 0.264 against them on the pitching side.


Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals Game Info

When:Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at 7:40 PM ET
Where:Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium


Dylan Cease (6-7, 4.91 ERA) vs. Brady Singer (8-10, 5.15 ERA)

Dylan Cease entered 2018 with a dismal 6-7 Win-Loss record. His 4.91 ERA and 1.46 WHIP over 148.1 innings weren’t exactly impressive either, though there have been some bright spots, chief among them being his high strikeout rate; Cease has amassed 176 strikeouts this season alone. 71 walks allowed and 15 homer runs are evidence of significant control issues; if Cease can manage these properly, he may make for an effective starting pitcher, but given his current form, that remains uncertain. Cease’s arsenal is impressive but inconsistently executed, leading to high strikeout-to-walk ratios and potential dominating or crumbling innings early on. He must rely heavily on Cease to go deep into games while limiting damage.

Kansas City Royals pitcher Brady Singer takes to the mound. Though his 8-10 record and 5.15 ERA may seem concerning, Singer holds some positive metrics that support him; Cease was known for having better control, evident by only 44 walks over 143.1 innings pitched by Singer (compared with Cease’s 176 strikeouts). Furthermore, Singer has managed just one additional home run allowed than Cease (albeit over slightly fewer innings pitched). The singer is less flashy than Cease but offers more excellent stability. While he might not generate as many strikeouts, his slightly lower WHIP of 1.4 indicates a more excellent command, which the Royals will depend on to navigate through the White Sox lineup.


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City Royals -120, Total Odds: 10

Although the White Sox are favored to win according to the Spread, several factors favoring the Royals make a stronger argument here than for them being favorites: Their strong record against them at home can only benefit their betting odds in such an unpredictable matchup; having that 1.5 run cushion could make all the difference despite less favorable odds at -196.


Chicago White Sox Betting Trends

Recent trends show that four of the White Sox’s last six games have seen an over/under total go over, and they are 1-6 SU in their last seven contests against Kansas City Royals – playing one road game, which means seven total losses.


Kansas City Royals Betting Trends

Royals games have seen four of their last six totals go OVER, as have been three out of their last 15 contests against the White Sox, though their record against them at home stands out with 7-1 wins out of eight matchups.


Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals 9/5/23 Betting Picks

Kansas City Royals would be our choice due to their impressive home record against the Chicago White Sox, superior stats, and Brady Singer’s more managed walk rate against an underperforming White Sox offense. Furthermore, odds favor them on Spread and Moneyline, making them the safer bet. Even though both teams have experienced disappointing seasons, this matchup could provide plenty of chances to profit with MLB bets today. Consider investing your money in the Kansas City Royals as your pick here.

Free Pick and Prediction: Kansas City Royals will win 6-4


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