White Sox Vs Royals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 27, 2022

Written By Staff on April 27, 2022

The Chicago White Sox (6-10) bring an eight-game losing streak into a home contest against the Kansas City Royals (6-9) on Wednesday at 2:10 PM ET. Dylan Cease gets the starting nod for Chicago (-196 to win), and Zack Greinke is Kansas City’s (+161) choice to start.

The betting facts in the following article are based off odds valid as of April 27, 2022 at 1:24 PM ET.

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White Sox vs Royals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Cease (CHW) Pitcher Greinke (KC)
2 – 1 W/L 0 – 1
16.0 IP 16.0
3.38 ERA 2.25
1.250 WHIP 1.188
10.7 K/9 1.1
3.9 BB/9 1.7

White Sox Probable Starter Dylan Cease

  • Cease makes the start for the White Sox, his fourth of the season. He is 2-1 with a 3.38 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 16 innings pitched.
  • In his last appearance on Thursday against the Cleveland Guardians, the right-hander went five innings, allowing four earned runs while surrendering eight hits.
  • The 26-year-old has amassed an ERA of 3.38, with 10.7 strikeouts per nine innings, in three games this season. Opponents have a .000 batting average against him.
  • He will face a Royals offense that is batting .215 as a unit (22nd in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .333 (25th in MLB) with 11 total home runs (24th in MLB).
  • This season, the 26-year-old ranks 32nd in ERA (3.38), 40th in WHIP (1.250), and eighth in K/9 (10.7) among qualifying pitchers.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 27, 2022 at 1:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Stats vs Cease

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 24 .208 5 1 3 .296 .629
Nicky Lopez 18 .278 5 0 1 .316 .705
Carlos Santana 17 .118 2 0 0 .286 .404
Salvador Perez 15 .267 4 1 4 .294 .761
Hunter Dozier 13 .231 3 1 3 .312 .927
Andrew Benintendi 10 .400 4 0 0 .538 1.038
Michael A. Taylor 10 .100 1 0 0 .100 .200
Adalberto Mondesi 9 .222 2 0 0 .300 .522
Ryan O’Hearn 8 .125 1 0 1 .300 .425
Cam Gallagher 7 .143 1 0 0 .333 .619

Royals Probable Starter Zack Greinke

  • Greinke (0-1) will take to the mound for the Royals and make his fourth start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Thursday, when he gave up one earned run and allowed six hits in five innings against the Minnesota Twins.
  • The 38-year-old has pitched to a 2.25 ERA this season with 1.1 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 1.7 walks per nine across three games.
  • The White Sox are batting .207 this season, 27th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .337 (23rd in the league) with 14 home runs.
  • Among qualified Major League pitchers this season, the 38-year-old’s 2.25 ERA ranks 16th, 1.188 WHIP ranks 37th, and 1.1 K/9 ranks 57th.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 27, 2022 at 1:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

White Sox Stats vs Greinke

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Yasmani Grandal 46 .261 12 2 5 .306 .763
AJ Pollock 16 .250 4 2 2 .333 .958
Josh Harrison 12 .083 1 0 2 .083 .250
José Abreu 7 .429 3 0 1 .429 1.143
Tim Anderson 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Leury García 4 .250 1 1 1 .250 1.250
Reese McGuire 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Gavin Sheets 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000
Adam Engel 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

White Sox Betting Trends

  • The White Sox have won six of the 12 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (50%).
  • Chicago has never played a game this season with moneyline odds of -196 or shorter.
  • The implied moneyline probablility in this matchup gives the White Sox a 66.2% chance to win.
  • In the 16 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Chicago, it has combined with opponents to go over the total eight times (8-8-0).
  • The White Sox have collected a 5-11-0 record against the spread this season (covering just 31.2% of the time).
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Royals Betting Trends

  • The Royals have won four of the 10 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Kansas City has played as an underdog of +161 or more once this season and lost that game.
  • The sportsbooks’ moneyline implies a 38.3% chance of a victory for the Royals.
  • Kansas City and its opponents have hit the over in five of their 15 games with a total this season.
  • The Royals are 8-7-0 against the spread this season.

White Sox Players to Watch

  • Andrew Vaughn has two doubles, three home runs and four walks while batting .262.
  • Jose Abreu is batting .204 with three doubles, two home runs and seven walks.
  • Abreu ranks 129th in batting average, 109th in on base percentage, and 99th in slugging in MLB.
  • Luis Robert is hitting .205 with two doubles, two home runs and a walk.
  • Yasmani Grandal is batting .152 with two doubles, a home run and four walks.

White Sox Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
José Abreu 54 .204 8 2 6 .295 .665
Yasmani Grandal 46 .152 1 1 5 .216 .477
Luis Robert 44 .205 7 2 3 .222 .608
Andrew Vaughn 42 .262 4 3 7 .340 .864
Leury García 41 .098 2 0 0 .140 .262
Jake Burger 39 .231 4 1 4 .250 .583
Gavin Sheets 37 .270 3 1 2 .308 .686
Josh Harrison 30 .100 3 0 1 .156 .356
Adam Engel 27 .185 3 0 0 .290 .512
Reese McGuire 24 .208 2 0 0 .269 .519

Royals Players to Watch

  • Salvador Perez has 13 hits, which ranks first among Kansas City hitters this season, while batting .232 with eight extra-base hits.
  • Of all the qualifying hitters in the big leagues, Perez is 101st in batting average, 109th in on-base percentage and 17th in slugging percentage.
  • Andrew Benintendi is slashing .389/.431/.481 this season and leads the Royals with an OPS of .912.
  • Benintendi’s batting average ranks second among all qualified players, his on-base percentage places him 13th, and he is 46th in slugging.
  • Hunter Dozier has collected 15 base hits, an OBP of .316 and a slugging percentage of .537 this season.
  • Carlos Santana is batting .114 with a .264 OBP and five RBI for Kansas City this season.

Royals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 63 .127 2 0 2 .167 .326
Bobby Witt Jr. 59 .203 5 0 5 .230 .535
Salvador Pérez 56 .232 9 5 8 .295 .849
Andrew Benintendi 54 .389 5 1 7 .431 .912
Hunter Dozier 54 .278 6 3 6 .316 .853
Adalberto Mondesi 50 .140 3 0 3 .204 .344
Nicky Lopez 46 .283 4 0 3 .353 .701
Carlos Santana 44 .114 5 1 5 .264 .469
Michael A. Taylor 39 .205 7 1 4 .333 .615
Cam Gallagher 12 .250 0 0 2 .308 .725

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