White Sox vs Royals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 8, 2021

Written By Staff on April 8, 2021
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The Chicago White Sox take the field at home at Guaranteed Rate Field for the first time this season as favorites (-177) against the Kansas City Royals (+150) on Thursday at 4:10 PM ET. Chicago’s Lance Lynn and Kansas City’s Brad Keller pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 8, 2021, 3:00 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

Lynn (CHW) Pitcher Keller (KC)
0 – 0 W/L 0 – 0
4.2 IP 1.1
0.00 ERA 40.50
1.710 WHIP 8.250
11.6 K/9 0.0
3.9 BB/9 13.5

White Sox Probable Starter Lance Lynn

  • The White Sox were the moneyline favorite for one Lynn start this season — they lost.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 8, 2021 at 6:05 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Stats vs Lynn

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 16 .125 2 0 0 .222 .347
Andrew Benintendi 15 .400 6 0 6 .471 1.204
Salvador Perez 13 .385 5 2 5 .429 1.352
Jorge Soler 12 .250 3 0 0 .400 .817
Hunter Dozier 8 .125 1 0 0 .222 .347
Carlos Santana 8 .375 3 0 0 .444 .819
Jarrod Dyson 7 .286 2 0 1 .375 1.089
Nicky Lopez 5 .400 2 0 0 .500 1.300
Michael A. Taylor 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Royals Probable Starter Brad Keller

  • This will be his first start this season with his team as the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 8, 2021 at 6:05 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

White Sox Stats vs Keller

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Yoán Moncada 25 .280 7 1 1 .400 .800
José Abreu 25 .160 4 0 1 .214 .414
Leury García 23 .348 8 0 3 .375 .810
Adam Eaton 2 .500 1 0 0 .667 1.167

White Sox Betting Trends

  • Last season the White Sox scored the fifth-most runs in baseball (306 total, 5.1 per game).
  • The White Sox finished with a 26-9 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 74.3% of those games).
  • Chicago won all nine games it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -177 or shorter.
  • Chicago played in 57 games with set over/under, and combined with opponents to go over the total 26 times (26-28-3).
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Royals Betting Trends

  • The Royals were underdogs in 49 games last season and won 16 (32.7%) of those contests.
  • Kansas City entered 24 games last season as the underdog by +150 or more and was 8-16 in those contests.
  • Kansas City’s games went over the total in 20 of their 58 chances last season.

White Sox Players to Watch

  • Jose Abreu had 19 home runs and 60 runs batted in last season.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB action, Abreu ranked second in hits (76), second in HR (19), first in RBI (60), 11th in BA (.317), and 11th in SLG (.617).
  • Luis Robert had eight doubles, 11 home runs and 20 walks while hitting .233.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB action, Robert’s average, hits and home run totals ranked outside of the top 25.

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
Billy Hamilton 32 .125 10 1 2 .171 .390

Royals Players to Watch

  • Last season, Salvador Perez had a .333 batting average with 11 home runs and 32 RBI.
  • 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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