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Royals vs. White Sox Pick – MLB Predictions & Odds 5/8/23

Chicago White Sox (12-23) vs. Kansas City Royals (9-26)
May 8, 2023 7:40 pm EDT
The Line: Kansas City Royals +120 / Chicago White Sox -140; Over/Under: +8.5
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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 Monday. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.


Chicago is listed as a -140 road favorite while Kansas City is a +120 home underdog. The total for this game is set at 8.5 runs.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Dylan Cease will start for the White Sox and is 2-1 with a 4.58 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season. Kansas City will send Zack Greinke to the mound here and Greinke is 1-4 with a 5.25 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season.

Matchup History

Chicago’s 7-1 win over Kansas City on September 1st, 2022, made it back-to-back wins for the White Sox in this head-to-head matchup.


Chicago is 1-9 in their last 10 road games and 8-20 in their last 28 games overall while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a right-handed starter. Kansas City is 16-39 in their last 55 games overall and 4-17 in their last 21 home games while the over is 10-3-1 in their last 14 games against the AL Central.


I’m backing the under here. Not that I’m all that fond of either starter here, but like it or not, Cease is still one of the better starters in the AL and while Zack Greinke’s winding it down, he’s still pitched far better at Kauffman going back to last season. I think this has first to 4 win vibes in this game, so give me the under here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Under 8.5

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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