Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/15/14
Chicago White Sox (68-81) at Kansas City Royals (81-67)
MLB Baseball: Monday, September 15, 2014 at 8:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
John Danks (L) (9-11) (5.050) vs. James Shields (R) (14-7) (3.125)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -213 / Chicago White Sox +197 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-CHI, FSN-KC
The Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals begin a three-game series Monday at Kauffman Stadium.
The Chicago White Sox have won five of their last seven games and are 13 games below a .500 record. The White Sox pitching staff has been solid during this stretch, allowing three or less runs in six of their last 10 games. Overall, the Chicago White Sox have an ERA of 4.32, which is 27th in the majors, and they’ve won six of their last nine games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Jose Abreu has a six-game hitting streak and Conor Gillaspie has a hit in six of his last eight games. John Danks gets the ball, and he’s 9-11 with a 5.05 ERA and has 115 strikeouts in 174.1 innings. Danks is 6-0 with a 2.58 ERA in 14 career starts against the Royals.
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The Kansas City Royals have won six of their last nine games and are 14 games above a .500 record. The Royals pitching staff has been shaky lately, allowing four or more runs in six of their last nine games. Overall, the Kansas City Royals have an ERA of 3.47, which is seventh in the majors, and they’ve lost 10 straight when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Alcides Escobar has a hit in seven of his last nine games and Eric Hosmer has homered twice in his last three games. Starting is James Shields, who is 14-7 with a 3.13 ERA and has 164 strikeouts in 207.1 innings. Shields is 6-5 with a 3.57 ERA in 20 career starts against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 8-18 in Danks' last 26 road starts and 0-7 in Danks' last 7 starts overall. The Royals are 2-6 in Shields' last 8 home starts and 37-17 in Shields' last 54 starts overall. The White Sox are 4-1 in Danks' last 5 starts vs. Royals and the Royals are 5-2 in Shields' last 7 starts vs. White Sox.
These lines are insane, especially with the way the Royals have been playing the last week. Give me the White Sox simply off of value.