White Sox vs Royals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 10, 2021

Written By Staff on April 10, 2021 - Last Updated on April 13, 2021

The Kansas City Royals (3-3) visit the Chicago White Sox (4-4) on Saturday at 2:10 PM ET. The Royals are moneyline underdogs (+128) against the favored White Sox (-152). Dylan Cease gets the starting nod for Chicago, and Mike Minor is Kansas City’s choice to start.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 10, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

White Sox vs Royals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Cease (CHW) Pitcher Minor (KC)
0 – 0 W/L 1 – 0
4.2 IP 6.0
5.79 ERA 6.00
1.710 WHIP 1.000
5.8 K/9 9.0
5.8 BB/9 3.0

White Sox Probable Starter Dylan Cease

  • Cease (0-0) gets the starting nod for the White Sox, his second this season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Monday against the Angels, when he tossed 4 2/3 innings, allowing three earned runs while giving up five hits.
  • The White Sox have always been the moneyline underdog when Cease starts this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 10, 2021 at 2:08 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Stats vs Cease

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 10 .100 1 1 2 .250 .650
Nicky Lopez 7 .286 2 0 1 .375 .804
Hunter Dozier 7 .286 2 1 2 .375 1.375
Jorge Soler 7 .000 0 0 0 .125 .125
Cam Gallagher 6 .167 1 0 0 .286 .619
Carlos Santana 6 .333 2 0 0 .429 .762
Salvador Perez 3 .667 2 0 0 .667 1.334

Royals Probable Starter Mike Minor

  • Minor will take to the mound for the Royals, his second start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Saturday, when he threw six innings, giving up four earned runs while allowing four hits against the Rangers.
  • This will be his first game as the moneyline underdog this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 10, 2021 at 2:08 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

White Sox Stats vs Minor

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Yasmani Grandal 7 .000 0 0 0 .125 .125
Yoán Moncada 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
José Abreu 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Leury García 3 .667 2 0 2 .750 1.417
Jake Lamb 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

White Sox Betting Trends

  • Last season the White Sox were the fifth-highest scoring team in baseball averaging 5.1 runs per game (306 total).
  • The White Sox won 26 of the 35 games they were the moneyline favorite last season (74.3%).
  • Chicago had a record of 17-3 in games it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -152 or shorter (85%).
  • Chicago had an over/under set by bookmakers 57 times last year, and combined with opponents to go over the total in 26 of those games (26-28-3).
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Royals Betting Trends

  • Last season, the Royals won 16 out of the 49 games, or 32.7%, in which they were the underdog.
  • Kansas City had a record of 11-26, a 29.7% win rate, when they were set as an underdog of +128 or more by bookmakers last season.
  • Kansas City and its opponents went over the total last season in 20 of their 58 opportunities.

White Sox Players to Watch

  • Jose Abreu had 19 home runs and 60 runs batted in last season.
  • Abreu ranked second in hits (76), second in HR (19), first in RBI (60), 11th in BA (.317), and 11th in SLG (.617) among the qualified hitters in MLB action.
  • Luis Robert hit .233 with eight doubles, 11 home runs and 20 walks.
  • Robert ranked outside of the top 15 in average, hits and home runs among the qualified batters in MLB action.

White Sox Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
José Abreu 240 .317 43 19 60 .368 .985
Luis Robert 202 .233 33 11 31 .302 .738
Yoán Moncada 200 .225 28 6 24 .320 .705
Yasmani Grandal 161 .230 27 8 27 .351 .773
Adam Eaton 159 .226 22 4 17 .281 .665
Danny Mendick 107 .243 11 3 6 .281 .664
Nick Madrigal 103 .340 8 0 11 .376 .745
Jake Lamb 88 .193 7 3 10 .283 .635
Leury García 59 .271 6 3 8 .317 .758
Zack Collins 16 .063 1 0 0 .167 .292

Royals Players to Watch

  • Salvador Perez hit 11 home runs last season, drove in 32 runs and posted a .333 batting average.
  • Whit Merrifield collected 71 hits, posted an OBP of .328 and a .444 SLG.
  • Merrifield ranked fifth in hits among qualified hitters in the majors.

Royals Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 248 .286 38 9 31 .328 .772
Hanser Alberto 219 .283 35 3 22 .306 .699
Carlos Santana 206 .199 34 8 30 .346 .696
Nicky Lopez 169 .201 15 1 13 .286 .552
Hunter Dozier 158 .234 29 6 12 .349 .748
Salvador Pérez 150 .333 22 11 32 .353 .986
Jorge Soler 149 .228 17 8 24 .326 .769
Michael A. Taylor 92 .196 11 5 16 .245 .669
Ryan McBroom 81 .247 8 6 10 .282 .788
Jarrod Dyson 61 .180 9 0 5 .231 .411

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