White Sox vs. Royals Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/26/2022

by | Apr 25, 2022

One team will end a losing skid when the 6-9 Chicago White Sox (seven-game losing streak) and the 5-9 Kansas City Royals (four-game losing streak) meet Tuesday at 7:10 PM ET. The White Sox have been set as -150 favorites by oddsmakers for the contest at Guaranteed Rate Field. Dallas Keuchel will get the ball for Chicago while Kansas City counter with Daniel Lynch.

White Sox vs. Royals Spread and Betting Line

White Sox vs Royals Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
White Sox -150 +130 8.5 -105 -115 -1.5 +130 -150

Computer Predictions for White Sox vs. Royals

Our computer pick: Kansas City Royals (+130) and Over (8.5)

White Sox vs. Royals Game Info

  • Chicago White Sox probable starting pitcher: Dallas Keuchel
  • Kansas City Royals probable starting pitcher: Daniel Lynch
  • Game Day: Tuesday, April 26, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Stadium: Guaranteed Rate Field

Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Pitching Matchup

Keuchel Lynch
2 GS 2
1-1 W-L 1-1
15.00 ERA 5.40
6.0 IP 10.0
1 BB 2
5 SO 9

White Sox Starter Dallas Keuchel

  • Keuchel (1-1) takes the mound for the White Sox to make his third start of the season.
  • In his most recent time out on Wednesday, the left-hander tossed one inning against the Cleveland Guardians, giving up seven earned runs while surrendering 10 hits.
  • Over his two games this season, opposing hitters have compiled a batting average of .432 against him. He has a 15.00 ERA and averages 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • The opposing Royals offense has a collective .217 batting average, and is 28th in the league with 100 total hits and 29th in MLB play with 43 runs scored. It has the 23rd-ranked slugging percentage (.341) and ranks 23rd in home runs (11) in all of MLB.

Royals Starter Daniel Lynch

  • The Royals will send Lynch to the mound for his third start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Thursday, when he threw five scoreless innings while allowing four hits against the Minnesota Twins.
  • He has pitched in two games this season with an ERA of 5.40, a 4.5 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.500.
  • Lynch will look to pitch five or more innings for the third start in a row.
  • The White Sox rank 26th in MLB with 50 runs scored this season. They have a .214 batting average this campaign with 14 home runs (15th in the league).

White Sox Betting Picks & Insights

  • This season, the White Sox have been favored 11 times and won six, or 54.5%, of those games.
  • Chicago has not entered a game this season with shorter moneyline odds than -150.
  • The implied probability of a win from the White Sox, based on the moneyline, is 60%.
  • So far this season, Chicago and its opponents have hit the over in eight of their 16 games with a total.
  • In 16 games with a spread this season, the White Sox are 5-11-0 ATS.

Royals Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Royals have been underdogs in nine games this season and have come away with the win three times (33.3%) in those contests.
  • This season, Kansas City has been a moneyline underdog of -150 or better three times, losing every contest.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Royals have a 43.5% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Kansas City’s games have gone over the total in five of their 14 opportunities.
  • The Royals are 7-7-0 against the spread in their 14 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

White Sox Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Tim Anderson paces the White Sox with a team-high batting average of .312.
  • Of all batters in baseball, Anderson ranks 52nd in home runs and 107th in RBI.
  • Andrew Vaughn has shown off his power as he paces his team with three home runs and eight runs batted in.
  • Jose Abreu has three doubles, two home runs and seven walks while batting .216.
  • Abreu has at least one base hit in three straight games. In his last five games he is hitting .222 with a double, a home run, three walks and two RBI.
  • Luis Robert is batting .205 with two doubles, two home runs and a walk.
Tim Anderson 12 .312 .327 .521 2 6 15
Andrew Vaughn 12 .300 .364 .575 3 8 12
José Abreu 14 .216 .310 .392 2 6 11
Luis Robert 11 .205 .222 .386 2 3 9
Danny Mendick 8 .286 .375 .643 1 3 4

Royals Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Salvador Perez leads the Royals with five long balls and runs batted in, driving in eight.
  • In all of the majors, Perez ranks fourth in home runs and 49th in RBI.
  • Perez takes a hitting streak of two games into this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .294 with two doubles, a home run, a walk and two RBI.
  • Andrew Benintendi’s .388 batting average leads his team.
  • Among all MLB hitters, Benintendi ranks 108th in homers and 107th in RBI.
  • Hunter Dozier has three doubles, a triple and three home runs while batting .294.
  • Michael A. Taylor is batting .216 with a home run and six walks.
Salvador Pérez 14 .250 .304 .596 5 8 13
Andrew Benintendi 14 .388 .434 .490 1 6 19
Hunter Dozier 13 .294 .308 .569 3 6 15
Michael A. Taylor 13 .216 .326 .297 1 3 8
Nicky Lopez 14 .295 .340 .364 0 2 13

Betting Tips for White Sox vs. Royals

Our best bet is the Royals on the moneyline at +130 after analyzing all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup. Our computer predicts the total score will over the total of 8.5 runs.

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