White Sox Vs Royals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 2, 2022

Written By Staff on August 2, 2022

The Kansas City Royals (41-62) will look to Salvador Perez, who is on a two-game home run streak, when they face the Chicago White Sox (51-51) at 8:10 PM ET on Tuesday at Guaranteed Rate Field. Chicago’s (-171 to win) Lucas Giolito and Kansas City’s (+145) Brad Keller pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

The betting facts in what follows reflect odds as of August 2, 2022 at 7:36 PM ET.

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White Sox vs Royals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Giolito (CHW) Pitcher Keller (KC)
6 – 6 W/L 5 – 11
96.1 IP 107.2
5.14 ERA 4.35
1.484 WHIP 1.328
10.1 K/9 6.1
3.4 BB/9 3.3

White Sox Probable Starter Lucas Giolito

  • Giolito gets the start for the White Sox, his 19th of the season. He is 6-6 with a 5.14 ERA and 108 strikeouts in 96 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Wednesday against the Colorado Rockies, when he tossed 5 2/3 innings, allowing three earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • The 28-year-old has amassed an ERA of 5.14, with 10.1 strikeouts per nine innings, in 18 games this season. Opponents have a .281 batting average against him.
  • Giolito has registered seven quality starts this year.
  • He will face a Royals offense that ranks 14th in MLB with 852 total hits (on a .245 batting average). The squad also slugs a collective .378 (24th in MLB) with 84 total home runs (27th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 2, 2022 at 7:36 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Stats vs Giolito

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 42 .238 10 1 3 .360 .717
Hunter Dozier 25 .200 5 1 4 .231 .671
Salvador Perez 25 .320 8 3 7 .320 1.040
Nicky Lopez 22 .182 4 0 1 .182 .409
Ryan O’Hearn 22 .182 4 1 3 .174 .538
Cam Gallagher 12 .167 2 0 0 .167 .417
Michael A. Taylor 9 .222 2 2 3 .222 1.111
Bobby Witt Jr. 3 .667 2 1 1 .667 2.334
Kyle Isbel 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
MJ Melendez 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Royals Probable Starter Brad Keller

  • Keller (5-11) will take the mound for the Royals, his 20th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Wednesday, when he threw 6 2/3 innings against the Los Angeles Angels, giving up three earned runs while allowing six hits.
  • The 27-year-old has pitched in 19 games this season with an ERA of 4.35, a 1.825 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.328.
  • He has 10 quality starts in 19 chances this season.
  • The White Sox rank fourth in MLB with a .257 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 17th in the league (.385) and 88 home runs.
  • Among qualified pitchers this year, the 27-year-old’s 4.35 ERA ranks 55th, 1.328 WHIP ranks 56th, and 6.1 K/9 ranks 62nd.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 2, 2022 at 7:36 PM 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 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
Josh Harrison 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
AJ Pollock 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

White Sox Betting Trends

  • The White Sox have won 33 of the 62 games they were the moneyline favorite this season (53.2%).
  • Chicago is 11-7 (winning 61.1% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -171 or shorter.
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the White Sox’s implied win probability is 63.1%.
  • Chicago has combined with opponents to go over the total 46 times this season for a 46-50-6 record against the over/under.
  • The White Sox have covered 45.1% of their games this season, going 46-56-0 ATS.
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Royals Betting Trends

  • The Royals have entered the game as underdogs 81 times this season and won 30, or 37%, of those games.
  • This season, Kansas City has won nine of its 34 games, or 26.5%, when they’re the underdog by at least +145 on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Royals, based on the moneyline, is 40.8%.
  • Games involving Kansas City have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 49 of 103 chances this season.
  • The Royals are 48-55-0 against the spread in their 103 chances this season.

White Sox Players to Watch

  • Jose Abreu has accumulated an on-base percentage of .381, a slugging percentage of .463, and has 114 hits, all club-highs for the White Sox. He’s batting .298 with 27 doubles, 12 home runs and 47 walks.
  • Among qualified hitters in baseball, Abreu ranks 21st in batting average, 13th in on-base percentage, and 42nd in slugging.
  • Andrew Vaughn is hitting .289 with 19 doubles, 10 home runs and 19 walks.
  • Vaughn ranks 31st in batting average, 60th in on base percentage, and 58th in slugging in MLB.
  • A.J. Pollock is batting .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 hitting .233.

White Sox Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
José Abreu 382 .298 54 12 49 .381 .844
Andrew Vaughn 311 .289 40 10 49 .338 .785
A.J. Pollock 284 .236 34 5 33 .282 .634
Leury García 251 .211 31 3 18 .236 .511
Josh Harrison 232 .233 33 5 20 .301 .676
Gavin Sheets 230 .230 18 8 25 .291 .674
Yoán Moncada 210 .205 22 5 27 .268 .592
Yasmani Grandal 204 .196 6 2 19 .292 .532
Adam Engel 184 .245 27 2 14 .294 .647
Seby Zavala 102 .294 13 2 16 .336 .767

Royals Players to Watch

  • Bobby Witt Jr. leads Kansas City with 91 hits and a team-best slugging percentage of .449.
  • Among all the qualified batters in the majors, Witt’s batting average is 81st, his on-base percentage ranks 127th, and he is 55th in slugging.
  • Whit Merrifield leads Kansas City in slugging percentage (.350) thanks to 30 extra-base hits.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Merrifield’s batting average puts him 113th, his on-base percentage is 136th, and he is 136th in slugging.
  • Hunter Dozier leads Kansas City in OBP (.317) this season, fueled by 81 hits.
  • MJ Melendez is batting .232 with a .318 OBP and 28 RBI for Kansas City this season.

Royals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 383 .238 51 6 42 .288 .638
Bobby Witt Jr. 361 .252 51 14 51 .296 .745
Hunter Dozier 319 .254 37 10 34 .317 .746
Nicky Lopez 306 .248 35 0 13 .300 .597
MJ Melendez 254 .232 27 10 28 .318 .735
Michael A. Taylor 243 .280 31 6 28 .352 .747
Salvador Pérez 239 .209 28 14 42 .249 .697
Kyle Isbel 152 .211 14 2 13 .247 .556
Vinnie Pasquantino 109 .220 9 3 5 .320 .650
Ryan O’Hearn 85 .200 6 1 10 .266 .537

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