Royals vs. White Sox - 8/7/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (51-55) at Kansas City Royals (63-43)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 7, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
J Danks (6-8) (4.64) vs. E Volquez (10-6) (3.20)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -168 / Chicago White Sox +158 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSCh, FSKC
The Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Chicago White Sox need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The White Sox have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The White Sox have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Melky Cabrera leads Chicago with 117 hits and 54 RBI while Jose Abreu and Adam Eaton have combined for 89 RBI. The Chicago White Sox have won seven of their last eight road games. John Danks gets the ball, and he’s 6-8 with a 4.80 ERA and 83 strikeouts this season. Danks is 9-1 with a 2.60 ERA and 83 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
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The Kansas City Royals need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Royals have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Royals have won four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Eric Hosmer leads Kansas City with 126 hits and 58 RBI while Kendrys Morales and Alcides Escobar have combined for 112 RBI. The Kansas City Royals have won four of their last five home games. Edinson Volquez takes the hill, and he’s 10-6 with a 3.20 ERA and 99 strikeouts this season. Volquez is 1-3 with a 3.28 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the White Sox.
The White Sox are 2-5 in their last 7 games following an off day and 5-1 in Danks' last 6 starts. The Royals are 18-6 in their last 24 games as a favorite and 13-4 in Volquezs last 17 starts. The White Sox are 7-3 in Danks' last 10 starts vs. Royals.
Danks has allowed one or less runs in three of his last four starts, and he's flat out owned the Royals throughout his career. So, while Volquez has also been solid this season, the value is on the White Sox with all that plus money.