White Sox Vs Royals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 3, 2022

Written By Staff on August 3, 2022

The Chicago White Sox (52-51) and Kansas City Royals (41-63) play a rubber match on Wednesday at 2:10 PM ET with the series tied 1-1. Chicago’s (-150 to win) Lance Lynn and Kansas City’s (+126) Brady Singer will take the mound first.

The betting trends in the following article use the latest odds as of August 3, 2022 at 1:32 PM ET.

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White Sox vs Royals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Lynn (CHW) Pitcher Singer (KC)
1 – 4 W/L 4 – 3
47.2 IP 84.2
6.42 ERA 3.61
1.343 WHIP 1.134
9.3 K/9 9.7
1.9 BB/9 2.2

White Sox Probable Starter Lance Lynn

  • The White Sox will send Lynn (1-4) to the mound for his 10th start of the season. He is 1-4 with a 6.42 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 47 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent appearance on Saturday against the Oakland Athletics, the right-hander threw 5 2/3 innings, giving up four earned runs while surrendering six hits.
  • The 35-year-old has an ERA of 6.42, with 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings, in nine games this season. Opponents are batting .273 against him.
  • Lynn heads into this matchup with two quality starts under his belt this year.
  • He will take the hill against a Royals squad that is batting .245 as a unit (14th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .377 (25th in MLB) with 84 total home runs (27th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 3, 2022 at 1:32 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Stats vs Lynn

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Salvador Perez 18 .333 6 2 5 .368 1.090
Hunter Dozier 12 .083 1 0 0 .214 .297
Nicky Lopez 8 .250 2 0 0 .333 .833
Ryan O’Hearn 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .500
Michael A. Taylor 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
Kyle Isbel 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Royals Probable Starter Brady Singer

  • The Royals will hand the ball to Singer (4-3) for his 14th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Thursday, when he tossed 7 2/3 innings without allowing a run on one hit in a matchup with the New York Yankees.
  • The 25-year-old has an ERA of 3.61, a 4.333 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.134 in 16 games this season.
  • He’s looking to extend his four-game quality start streak.
  • The White Sox have scored 451 runs this season, which ranks 17th in MLB. They have 926 hits, third in baseball, with 90 home runs (25th in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 3, 2022 at 1:32 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

White Sox Stats vs Singer

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Yoán Moncada 12 .083 1 0 0 .267 .350
José Abreu 12 .083 1 0 0 .083 .166
Luis Robert 11 .273 3 0 0 .273 .546
Yasmani Grandal 9 .222 2 0 0 .222 .444
Leury García 8 .250 2 0 0 .250 .500
Andrew Vaughn 7 .143 1 0 0 .143 .286
Eloy Jiménez 7 .429 3 0 0 .500 .929
Gavin Sheets 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Adam Engel 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Josh Harrison 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

White Sox Betting Trends

  • The White Sox have put together a 34-29 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 54% of those games).
  • Chicago is 15-16 (winning 48.4% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -150 or shorter.
  • The implied moneyline probablility for this matchup gives the White Sox a 60% chance to win.
  • Chicago has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 103 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 47 of those games (47-50-6).
  • The White Sox have covered 45.6% of their games this season, going 47-56-0 against the spread.
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Royals Betting Trends

  • The Royals have been underdogs in 82 games this season and won 30 (36.6%) of those contests.
  • Kansas City has a record of 15-31, a 32.6% win rate, when they’re set as an underdog of +126 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Royals have a 44.2% chance to win.
  • Kansas City’s games have gone over the total in 50 of their 104 chances.
  • The Royals are 48-56-0 against the spread in their 104 chances this season.

White Sox Players to Watch

  • Jose Abreu has racked up an on-base percentage of .381, a slugging percentage of .470, and has 116 hits, all club-highs for the White Sox. He’s hitting .300 with 27 doubles, 13 home runs and 47 walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB play, Abreu’s batting average ranks 18th, his on-base percentage ranks 13th, and he is 36th in the league in slugging.
  • Luis Robert is batting .301 with 13 doubles, 12 home runs and 13 walks.
  • Among qualified hitters, Robert’s batting average ranks 16th, his on-base percentage ranks 67th, and he is 44th in the league in slugging.
  • Andrew Vaughn is hitting .295 with 19 doubles, a triple, 10 home runs and 20 walks.
  • Vaughn has safely hit in two games in a row. During his last five outings he is hitting .316 with two doubles, a triple and a walk.
  • A.J. Pollock is hitting .236 with 16 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 18 walks.

White Sox Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
José Abreu 387 .300 56 13 52 .381 .851
Andrew Vaughn 315 .295 42 10 49 .345 .802
Luis Robert 306 .301 48 12 54 .334 .795
A.J. Pollock 288 .236 34 5 34 .282 .633
Leury García 251 .211 31 3 18 .236 .511
Josh Harrison 236 .237 35 5 20 .304 .681
Gavin Sheets 234 .231 19 9 26 .290 .683
Yoán Moncada 213 .202 22 5 27 .267 .586
Yasmani Grandal 208 .192 6 2 19 .287 .523
Adam Engel 184 .245 27 2 14 .294 .647

Royals Players to Watch

  • Bobby Witt Jr. has 91 hits to go with a slugging percentage of .444, both of which lead Kansas City hitters this season.
  • Among all the qualifying hitters in MLB, Witt’s batting average is 89th, his on-base percentage is 131st, and he is 58th in slugging percentatge.
  • Hunter Dozier leads Kansas City in OBP (.316) this season, fueled by 82 hits.
  • Dozier is 76th in batting average, 101st in on-base percentage and 69th in slugging percentage in the majors.
  • Nicky Lopez has collected 77 base hits, an OBP of .302 and a slugging percentage of .298 this season.
  • Salvador Perez has been key for Kansas City with 52 hits, an OBP of .253 plus a slugging percentage of .453.

Royals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bobby Witt Jr. 365 .249 51 14 51 .293 .737
Hunter Dozier 323 .254 37 10 35 .316 .746
Nicky Lopez 309 .249 36 0 13 .302 .600
MJ Melendez 258 .229 28 10 28 .316 .727
Michael A. Taylor 247 .279 31 6 28 .350 .743
Salvador Pérez 243 .214 28 14 43 .253 .706
Kyle Isbel 155 .206 14 2 13 .242 .545
Vinnie Pasquantino 113 .221 9 3 5 .318 .654
Ryan O’Hearn 85 .200 6 1 10 .266 .537
Nick Pratto 46 .196 2 1 4 .321 .691

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