Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals Free Pick 9/26/13
Kansas City Royals (84-74) at Chicago White Sox (63-95)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
Jeremy Guthrie (R) (14-12) (4.090) vs. Andre Rienzo (R) (2-2) (5.040)
The Line: Chicago White Sox +121 / Kansas City Royals -131 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Kansas City
The Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals face off in Chicago on Thursday as they begin their final series of the season.
The Chicago White Sox have the third worst record in baseball and they are just playing out the string. The White Sox are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 26-41 at home this season, and they are 34 games under .500. As a team the White Sox are hitting .250 with Avisall Garcia hitting .322, Alexei Ramirez hitting .281, and Gordon Beckham hitting .268. For game one against the Royals the White Sox start Andre Rienzo who is 2-2 with a 5.04 ERA for the season and 1-2 with a 7.24 ERA in his last three starts.
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The Kansas City Royals just missed the post season this year but they moved closer than they have been in quite some to reaching their potential. The Royals are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 39-38 for the season, and they are eight games over .500. As a team the Royals are hitting .260 with Eric Hosmer hitting .303, Justin Maxwell hitting .294, and Salvador Perez and Billy Butler hitting .287. For Thursday’s game the Royals start Jeremy Guthrie who is 14-12 with a 4.09 ERA for the season and 1-2 with a 3.15 ERA in his last three starts.
Chicago is 3-7 in their last 10 home games, 7-20 in their last 27 games, and 2-5 in Rienzo’s last seven games as an underdog. Kansas City is 16-5 as a road favorite, 13-3 on the road against a team with a losing home record, and 1-4 in Guthrie’s last five road starts against a team with a losing record. Kansas City is 4-0 in their last four games in Chicago.
We are getting the home team as a dog in a meaningless game making it a good spot to try and cash in on the odds.