Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox - 8/10/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago White Sox (53-58) at Kansas City Royals (53-58)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 8:15 pm (Kauffman Stadium)
J Quintana (9-8) (2.93) vs. I Kennedy (6-9) (4.03)
The Line: Kansas City Royals -105 / Chicago White Sox -105 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago White Sox look to snap out of their ugly losing ways and build on their extra innings win last night as they continue their series at Kauffman Stadium against the Kansas City Royals.
The White Sox have stumbled to a 3-7 record in their last 10 games and have played their way out of the wild card picture in the American League but they are in good shape in this one as they send Jose Quintana to the mound to face off against Ian Kennedy. The White Sox do have some solid pieces in their lineup but the front end of their rotation with Quintana and Chris Sale is very dangerous and while they have a steep hill to climb in order to get back in the playoff picture they would be a tough out in a one game playoff with either of those guys on the mound. Chicago has been dreadful on the road of late going 10-25 in their last 35 away from the Cell and while the Royals have had a tough go of things in their attempt to repeat as league champs they are still a quality baseball team and will be out for revenge in this one.
USA TODAY Sports
The Royals were gutted after their World Series triumph last season as they lost some very important pieces including Johnny Cueto, Ben Zobrist, and the Lorenzo Cain of last season and they also saw Billy Butler go down for the year early on and while they still had their chances they are a ways off now and likely will fall short of the postseason. Kansas City dropped another last night and now send Kennedy to the mound here who has been woeful this season with a 6-9 record and ERA a shade over four and he continues to be susceptible to giving up the long ball which is a tough scenario here against a hard hitting White Sox tea.
The White Sox are 5-1 in Quintana’s last six starts, 4-1 in his last five road starts, and 3-8 in their last 11 overall while the Royals are 0-7 in Kennedy’s last seven starts, 5-11 in their last 16 overall and 0-8 in their last eight games against a lefty. This is a great spot for the visitors as Quintana is dialed in right now and he keeps it rolling.