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White Sox vs. Royals - 10/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Kansas City Royals (90-67) at Chicago White Sox (74-83)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 8:10 pm (U.S. Cellular Field)

K Medlen (5-2) (4.30) vs. J Danks (7-14) (4.43)

The Line: Chicago White Sox +121 / Kansas City Royals -131 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSKC/CSCh

The Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox play a rubber game Thursday.

The Kansas City Royals look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Royals have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Royals have won five of their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 176 hits and 91 RBI while Lorenzo Cain and Kendrys Morales have combined for 177 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have lost five of their last eight road games. Kris Medlen gets the nod, and he’s 5-2 with a 4.30 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. Medlen is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.

White Sox vs. Royals - 10/1/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Chicago White Sox need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The White Sox have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The White Sox have lost five straight when scoring three or less runs. Jose Abreu leads Chicago with 176 hits and 99 RBI while Melky Cabrera and Alexei Ramirez have combined for 137 RBI. The Chicago White Sox have split their last eight home games. John Danks takes the hill, and he’s 7-14 with a 4.53 ERA and 122 strikeouts this season. Danks is 10-2 with a 2.57 ERA and 94 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.

The Royals are 4-0 in their last 4 Thursday games and 1-5 in their last 6 road games vs. a left-handed starter. The White Sox are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 2-5 in Danks' last 7 starts. The White Sox are 5-0 in Danks' last 5 home starts vs. Royals. 

While the Royals obviously have more to play for than the White Sox, Danks has owned Kansas City throughout his career. I like the value of Chicago and the plus money here. 

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Chicago White Sox +121

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