White Sox Vs Royals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 1, 2022

Written By Staff on July 31, 2022

The Chicago White Sox (51-50) and the Kansas City Royals (40-62) meet for the first of a three-game series on Monday at Guaranteed Rate Field, beginning at 8:10 PM ET. The White Sox are coming off a 2-1 series win over the Athletics, and the Royals enter the matchup after a 1-3 series loss to the Yankees. Chicago’s (-174 to win) Michael Kopech starts against Kansas City’s (+147) Daniel Lynch.

The betting facts in what follows reference odds valid as of August 1, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET.

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White Sox vs Royals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Kopech (CHW) Pitcher Lynch (KC)
4 – 6 W/L 3 – 7
88.1 IP 71.1
3.16 ERA 5.05
1.211 WHIP 1.584
7.9 K/9 9.2
4.6 BB/9 4.2

White Sox Probable Starter Michael Kopech

  • Kopech makes the start for the White Sox, his 19th of the season. He is 4-6 with a 3.16 ERA and 78 strikeouts in 88 1/3 innings pitched.
  • His most recent time out came on Wednesday against the Colorado Rockies, when the right-hander went 5 2/3 scoreless innings while giving up six hits.
  • In 18 games this season, the 26-year-old has amassed an ERA of 3.16, with 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .195 against him.
  • Kopech has collected five quality starts this season.
  • The opposing Royals offense has a collective .246 batting average, and is 13th in the league with 846 total hits and 26th in MLB action with 394 runs scored. It has the 24th-ranked slugging percentage (.378) and ranks 27th in home runs (82) in all of MLB.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 1, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Stats vs Kopech

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 9 .111 1 0 1 .111 .222
Salvador Perez 9 .111 1 1 3 .111 .555
Michael A. Taylor 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Nicky Lopez 4 .250 1 0 0 .500 .750
Kyle Isbel 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Hunter Dozier 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 1.333
Bobby Witt Jr. 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Ryan O’Hearn 2 .000 0 0 1 .000 .000
Cam Gallagher 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000

Royals Probable Starter Daniel Lynch

  • The Royals’ Lynch (3-7) will make his 16th start of the season.
  • The left-hander last pitched on Saturday, July 16 against the Toronto Blue Jays, throwing 3 2/3 innings and giving up three earned runs.
  • The 25-year-old has pitched to a 5.05 ERA this season with 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 4.2 walks per nine across 15 games.
  • He has started 15 games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in one of them.
  • The White Sox have scored 441 runs this season, which ranks 18th in MLB. They have 902 hits, fourth in baseball, with 88 home runs (26th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 1, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

White Sox Stats vs Lynch

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Yoán Moncada 39 .231 9 2 3 .333 .718
José Abreu 38 .211 8 0 3 .256 .545
Leury García 34 .324 11 1 4 .343 .814
Eloy Jiménez 15 .200 3 1 2 .200 .667
Andrew Vaughn 11 .273 3 0 2 .231 .504
Adam Engel 10 .300 3 0 0 .364 .764
Gavin Sheets 8 .250 2 1 1 .333 .958
Yasmani Grandal 8 .125 1 1 2 .222 .722
Reese McGuire 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Josh Harrison 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

White Sox Betting Trends

  • The White Sox have won 54.1% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (33-28).
  • Chicago has a 10-6 record (winning 62.5% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -174 or shorter.
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the White Sox’s implied win probability is 63.5%.
  • In the 101 games bookmakers have set an over/under for Chicago, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 46 times (46-49-6).
  • The White Sox have gone 46-55-0 against the spread this season.
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Royals Betting Trends

  • This season, the Royals have won 29 out of the 80 games, or 36.2%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Kansas City has a record of 7-25 in games where bookmakers have them as underogs of at least +147 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 40.5% chance of a victory for the Royals.
  • Kansas City and its opponents have hit the over in 49 of their 102 games with a total this season.
  • In 102 games with a spread this season, the Royals are 47-55-0 ATS.

White Sox Players to Watch

  • Jose Abreu has racked up an on-base percentage of .384, a slugging percentage of .468, and has 114 hits, all club-highs for the White Sox. He’s hitting .302 with 27 doubles, 12 home runs and 47 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB action, Abreu’s batting average ranks 15th, his on-base percentage ranks 12th, and he is 37th in the league in slugging.
  • Abreu takes a four-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is hitting .263 with a double, a home run, a walk and two RBI.
  • Andrew Vaughn is hitting .287 with 18 doubles, 10 home runs and 19 walks.
  • Among the qualifying batters, Vaughn ranks 33rd in batting average, 64th in on-base percentage, and 60th in slugging.
  • A.J. Pollock is hitting .236 with 16 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 18 walks.
  • Josh Harrison has 14 doubles, two triples, five home runs and 14 walks while batting .233.

White Sox Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
José Abreu 378 .302 54 12 49 .384 .852
Andrew Vaughn 307 .287 40 10 49 .336 .779
A.J. Pollock 284 .236 34 5 33 .282 .634
Leury García 247 .211 30 3 18 .236 .511
Josh Harrison 232 .233 33 5 20 .301 .676
Gavin Sheets 229 .227 18 8 24 .289 .669
Yoán Moncada 207 .203 22 5 27 .263 .587
Yasmani Grandal 200 .200 6 2 19 .297 .542
Adam Engel 182 .247 27 2 14 .297 .654
Reese McGuire 151 .225 12 0 10 .261 .546

Royals Players to Watch

  • Bobby Witt Jr. leads Kansas City in slugging percentage (.449) and total hits (91) this season.
  • Witt ranks 83rd in batting average, 128th in on-base percentage and 54th in slugging percentage among all hitters in the big leagues.
  • Whit Merrifield is slugging .343 while driving in 41 runs and batting .237 this season.
  • Merrifield ranks 115th in batting average, 138th in on-base percentage and 141st in slugging percentage in MLB.
  • Hunter Dozier leads Kansas City with an OBP of .321 this season while batting .257 with 27 walks and 37 runs scored.
  • MJ Melendez is batting .236 with a .323 OBP and 28 RBI for Kansas City this season.

Royals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 379 .237 50 5 41 .288 .631
Bobby Witt Jr. 361 .252 51 14 51 .296 .745
Hunter Dozier 315 .257 37 10 34 .321 .756
Nicky Lopez 303 .244 35 0 13 .297 .591
MJ Melendez 250 .236 27 10 28 .323 .747
Michael A. Taylor 241 .278 31 6 28 .348 .742
Salvador Pérez 235 .209 27 13 41 .249 .687
Kyle Isbel 152 .211 14 2 13 .247 .556
Vinnie Pasquantino 105 .219 9 3 5 .322 .646
Ryan O’Hearn 85 .200 6 1 10 .266 .537

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