Royals vs. White Sox - 8/11/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (54-59) at Kansas City Royals (54-59)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 8:15 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
M Gonzalez (2-6) (4.09) vs. D Duffy (8-1) (2.97)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -170 / Chicago White Sox +160 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals play a rubber game Thursday night.
The Chicago White Sox could use a win after losing six of their last nine games. The White Sox have allowed 18 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Chicago White Sox have an ERA of 4.08 and have lost five of their last seven games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jose Abreu leads Chicago with 122 hits, Melky Cabrera has 53 RBI and Adam Eaton has nine home runs. Miguel Gonzalez gets the nod, and he’s 2-6 with a 4.09 ERA and 76 strikeouts this season. Gonzalez is 1-4 with a 4.58 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
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The Kansas City Royals look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Royals have scored 15 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Kansas City Royals offense has gone cold recently, and they’ve lost 10 of their last 13 games when scoring three or less runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 119 hits, Alcides Escobar has 30 RBI and Salvador Perez has 16 home runs. Danny Duffy takes the hill, and he’s 8-1 with a 2.97 ERA and 132 strikeouts this season. Duffy is 4-2 with a 3.45 ERA and 57 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series and 1-5 in Gonzalezs last 6 starts with 5 days of rest. The Royals are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 13-3 in Duffys last 16 starts. The Royals are 5-1 in Duffys last 6 starts vs. White Sox.
Both offenses have gone ice cold recently and Duffy has been great all season long. Instead of playing with heavy juice, the under looks like the play here with the lack of runs both teams have been scoring the last couple of weeks.