Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals - 7/15/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Royals (27-67) at Chicago White Sox (32-62)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 2:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)
B Smith (0-0) (5.83) vs. Lucas Giolito (5-8) (6.59)
The Line: Chicago White Sox -121 / Kansas City Royals +111 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
TV: NSCH, FSKC
The Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox meet Sunday in MLB action at Guaranteed Rate Field.
The Kansas City Royals have a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time since May 29-30. The Royals have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Kansas City Royals have lost 12 of their last 13 games when allowing at least one run. Offensively, Whit Merrifield leads the Royals with 108 hits and 30 RBI while Mike Moustakas and Alex Gordon have combined for 154 hits and 75 RBI. Heath Fillmyer gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 3.45 ERA and seven strikeouts this season. This will be Fillmyer’s second career game against the White Sox.
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The Chicago White Sox could also use a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The White Sox have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 11 of their last 13 games. The Chicago White Sox have lost 11 of their last 14 games when allowing at least one run. Offensively, Jose Abreu leads the White Sox with 92 hits and 52 RBI while Yolmer Sanchez and Tim Anderson have combined for 170 hits and 78 RBI. Lucas Giolito gets the ball, and he is 5-8 with a 6.59 ERA and 57 strikeouts this season. Giolito is 2-0 with a 2.52 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Royals.
The Royals are 16-37 in their last 53 during game 3 of a series, 14-42 in their last 56 overall and 0-6 in their last 6 Sunday games. The White Sox are 1-6 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series, 4-1 in Giolitos last 5 Sunday starts and 1-4 in Giolitos last 5 home starts. The White Sox are 4-0 in Giolitos last 4 starts vs. Royals, the Royals are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Neither of these teams are teams I'm trying to back, as the losses have been piling up all year, the pitching staffs get rocked nightly and the players often seem like they're just counting the days until the all star break. Players just want to get away from this mess. The plus money with the Royals is worth a look given that neither team can string wins together, but the Royals haven't won two straight games since late May. The movie Deadpool 2 was in theaters for only a week the last time the Royals won two straight games. Give me the Chicago White Sox and the cheap price.