White Sox vs. Royals - 7/17/15 Game Two Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (52-34) at Chicago White Sox (41-45)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 17, 2015 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)
C Young (7-5) (3.00) vs. John Danks
The Line: Chicago White Sox +120 / Kansas City Royals -130 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: WGN, FSN-KC
The Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox play game two of their doubleheader Friday night.
The Kansas City Royals look to remain hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Royals have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Royals have won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Alcides Escobar leads Kansas City with 92 hits and 33 RBI while Eric Hosmer and Lorenzo Cain have combined for 87 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have split their last six road games. Chris Young gets the ball, and he’s 7-5 with a 3.00 ERA and 56 strikeouts this season. Young is 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
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The Chicago White Sox also hope to keep rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The White Sox have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight games. The White Sox have won five of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Jose Abreu leads Chicago with 95 hits and 46 RBI while Melky Cabrera and Avisail Garcia have combined for 65 RBI. The Chicago White Sox have won five of their last seven home games. John Danks takes the hill, and he’s 4-8 with a 5.30 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. Danks is 8-1 with a 2.73 ERA and 79 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 9-2 in their last 11 vs. a team with a losing record and 4-1 in Youngs last 5 road starts. The White Sox are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 2-7 in their last 9 second games of a double-header. The Royals are 20-8 in the last 28 meetings in Chicago and 15-5 in the last 20 meetings overall.
It's always tough to cap the second game of a doubleheader when not knowing what's going to take place in the first contest. However, for the sake of the article, I love the value of the red hot White Sox and the plus money at home.