White Sox Vs Royals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 8, 2021

Posted By Staff on May 8, 2021

The Kansas City Royals (16-15) meet the Chicago White Sox (17-13) a game after Salvador Perez had a four-hit showing in a 3-0 loss to the White Sox. The White Sox are favored (-177) in this matchup with the Royals (+150), which begins at 7:10 PM ET on Saturday. Lance Lynn gets the starting nod for Chicago, and Daniel Lynch is Kansas City’s choice to start.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 8, 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

Lynn (CHW) Pitcher Lynch (KC)
2 – 1 W/L 0 – 0
24.2 IP 4.2
1.82 ERA 5.79
0.970 WHIP 1.710
10.6 K/9 5.8
1.5 BB/9 7.7

White Sox Probable Starter Lance Lynn

  • The White Sox will send Lynn (2-1) to make his fifth start of the season. He is 2-1 with a 1.82 ERA and 29 strikeouts over 24 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last time out on Saturday, the right-hander went five innings against the Indians, giving up three earned runs while surrendering four hits.
  • He will face a Royals offense that ranks 19th in the league with 133 total runs scored while batting .238 as a squad. His opponent has a collective .391 slugging percentage (14th in MLB action) and has hit a total of 31 home runs (25th in the league).
  • The White Sox have a 2-2 record in Lynn’s four starts this season when they were favored on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 8, 2021 at 2:06 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 20 .150 3 0 0 .227 .377
Andrew Benintendi 19 .368 7 0 6 .429 1.061
Salvador Perez 16 .375 6 2 5 .412 1.224
Jorge Soler 16 .250 4 0 0 .368 .743
Carlos Santana 12 .250 3 0 0 .308 .558
Hunter Dozier 11 .091 1 0 0 .167 .258
Nicky Lopez 8 .250 2 0 0 .333 .833
Jarrod Dyson 7 .286 2 0 1 .375 1.089
Ryan O’Hearn 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .500
Michael A. Taylor 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400

Royals Probable Starter Daniel Lynch

  • The Royals’ Lynch will make his second start of the season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Tuesday against the Indians, throwing 4 2/3 innings and giving up three earned runs.
  • The White Sox are batting .251 this season, fourth in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .383 (21st in the league) with 26 home runs.
  • His team lost his only start as an underdog this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 8, 2021 at 2:06 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

White Sox Betting Trends

  • The White Sox score an average of 5.2 runs per road game compared to 4.5 per contest at home.
  • The White Sox are the 11th-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 4.9 runs per game (146 total).
  • The White Sox have won 57.1% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (12-9).
  • Chicago has a 4-2 record (winning 66.7% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -177 or shorter.
  • Chicago has combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 12 times this season for a 12-15-1 record against the over/under.
  • Chicago has a 5-2 record over the seven games it was moneyline favorites in its last 10 matchups.

Royals Betting Trends

  • The Royals have scored 133 runs (4.3 per game) this season, which ranks 19th in MLB.
  • They’ve scored 4.6 runs per game this season at home compared to an average of 3.8 per contest on the road.
  • The Royals have been underdogs in 17 games this season and won seven (41.2%) of those contests.
  • Kansas City has played as an underdog of +150 or more twice this season and lost both games.
  • Kansas City and its opponents have hit the over in 13 of their 31 games with a total this season.
  • Kansas City has played as the underdog in seven of its past 10 games and has gone 1-6 in those contests.

White Sox Players to Watch

  • Yermin Mercedes is hitting .370 with five doubles, five home runs and five walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB, Mercedes’ 34 hits rank 21st, his .370 AVG ranks second, and his .402 OBP ranks 11th.
  • Yoan Moncada is batting .255 with four doubles, three home runs and 14 walks.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB play, Moncada’s batting stats do not rank among the top hitters in baseball.

White Sox Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
José Abreu 110 .209 13 6 23 .302 .702
Yoán Moncada 102 .255 12 3 16 .358 .740
Adam Eaton 99 .212 17 3 19 .304 .668
Nick Madrigal 93 .301 18 0 10 .347 .734
Yermin Mercedes 92 .370 10 5 16 .402 .989
Tim Anderson 88 .295 16 4 12 .319 .785
Leury García 76 .184 13 0 10 .215 .439
Andrew Vaughn 61 .262 8 0 2 .352 .696
Yasmani Grandal 58 .121 11 2 9 .363 .622
Zack Collins 41 .220 5 2 6 .347 .762

Royals Players to Watch

  • Perez leads Kansas City with seven home runs this season. He’s batting .293 with 18 RBI.
  • Perez ranks 12th in hits (36), 25th in SLG (.528), and 17th in HR (7) among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Carlos Santana leads Kansas City in runs batted in (21) this season. He’s batting .250 while slugging .446.
  • Among qualified hitters, Santana ranks 25th in RBI in the league.

Royals Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Salvador Pérez 123 .293 16 7 18 .331 .859
Whit Merrifield 122 .262 19 4 21 .319 .729
Carlos Santana 112 .250 17 6 21 .356 .802
Andrew Benintendi 109 .284 18 3 10 .350 .763
Jorge Soler 104 .192 11 2 16 .269 .606
Michael A. Taylor 98 .265 11 2 8 .321 .668
Hunter Dozier 95 .168 10 5 14 .225 .636
Nicky Lopez 85 .200 14 0 7 .310 .581
Hanser Alberto 58 .224 5 0 5 .237 .599
Ryan O’Hearn 31 .194 3 2 2 .286 .705

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