Royals vs. White Sox Pick – MLB Predictions & Odds 5/9/23

Chris RuffoloMay 09, 2023
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The Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals meet in an AL Central division matchup in MLB action from Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday night. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.


Chicago is a -145 road favorite while Kansas City is a +125 home underdog. The total for this game is set at 9 runs.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Chicago will send Lucas Giolito to the mound here and he is 1-2 with a 3.67 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. Kansas City will trot out Jordan Lyles and Lyles is 0-5 with a 6.69 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season.

Matchup History

Kansas City’s 12-5 win on Monday snapped Chicago’s two-game head-to-head win streak in this matchup.


Chicago is 5-13 in their last 18 games overall and 2-10 in their last 12 road games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games following a loss. Kansas City is 16-35 in their last 51 game two matchups and 18-39 in their last 57 games overall while the over is 4-1-1 in their last 6 division matchups.


I’m backing the over here. We had a boatload of runs on Monday, a lot from one side, but I think the runs come in bunches across the board here. I don’t trust Lucas Giolito or Jordan Lyles as far as I can throw them, and both have been really subpar over the course of the season to this point. I’ll gladly ride with the over as we see more fireworks here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Over 9
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