Royals vs White Sox Prediction, Odds & Player Prop Bets Today – MLB, Aug 31

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  • The White Sox (63-66) are -200 favorites vs the Royals (53-77)
  • Royals starting pitcher: Kristofer Bubic (2-9), 5.61 ERA
  • White Sox starting pitcher: Michael Lynn (3-5), 5.00 ERA
  • Watch the game on NBCS-CHI

The Kansas City Royals (+165) visit Guaranteed Rate Field to take on the Chicago White Sox (-200) on Wednesday, August 31, 2022. First pitch is scheduled for 8:10pm EDT in Chicago.

The White Sox are betting favorites in this MLB matchup, with the run line sitting at -1.5 (+100).

The Royals vs White Sox Over/Under is 8.5 total runs for the game.

So far this season, the Royals are 53-74 against the spread (ATS), while the White Sox are 55-72 ATS.

Royals vs. White Sox Odds, Run Line, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Royals+1.5 -120O 8.5 -110+165
White Sox -1.5 +100U 8.5 -110-200

Royals vs White Sox Prediction for Today’s Game

Based on recent trends the model predicts the White Sox will win Wednesday‘s matchup with 65.3% confidence.

This prediction factors in starting pitchers, recent team and player hitting performances, the last 5 games for both the Royals and White Sox and up-to-date player injuries.


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Best Royals Player Prop Bets Today

We’ve highlighted some favorite MLB player prop bets for Royals players for Wednesday‘s game, looking at profitable historical betting trends:

  • Kyle Isbel has hit the Singles Under in 16 of his last 17 away games (+14.55 Units / 44% ROI)
  • Vinnie Pasquantino has hit the Runs Under in 20 of his last 24 away games (+12.50 Units / 27% ROI)
  • Kyle Isbel has hit the Hits Under in 14 of his last 17 away games (+11.95 Units / 66% ROI)
  • Salvador Perez has hit the Singles Over in 18 of his last 27 games (+11.80 Units / 43% ROI)
  • Kyle Isbel has hit the Total Bases Under in 14 of his last 17 away games (+11.60 Units / 60% ROI)
  • Best White Sox Player Prop Best Bets Today

    And here are some favorite MLB player prop bets for White Sox players for Wednesday‘s game, looking at profitable historical betting trends:

  • Jose Abreu has hit the Singles Over in 59 of his last 86 games (+28.45 Units / 28% ROI)
  • Jose Abreu has hit the Hits Over in 61 of his last 88 games (+20.50 Units / 11% ROI)
  • Jose Abreu has hit the RBIs Under in 50 of his last 65 games at home (+19.70 Units / 15% ROI)
  • Eloy Jimenez has hit the Hits Over in 18 of his last 21 games at home (+16.50 Units / 39% ROI)
  • Jose Abreu has hit the Total Bases Over in 49 of his last 88 games (+15.65 Units / 17% ROI)
  • White Sox vs Royals Home Run Prop Bets Today

    Over Under
    AJ Pollock 0.5 +230 0.5 -350
    Andrew Vaughn 0.5 +325 0.5 -600
    Eloy Jimenez 0.5 +270 0.5 -450
    Elvis Andrus 0.5 +575 0.5 -1400
    Gavin Sheets 0.5 +575 0.5 -1400

    White Sox vs Royals Total Hits Prop Bets Today

    Over Under
    AJ Pollock 1.5 +140 1.5 -200
    Andrew Vaughn 1.5 +155 1.5 -225
    Eloy Jimenez 1.5 +195 1.5 -300
    Elvis Andrus 0.5 -200 0.5 +140
    Gavin Sheets 0.5 -185 0.5 +125

    White Sox vs Royals RBI Prop Bets Today

    Over Under
    AJ Pollock 0.5 +120 0.5 -165
    Andrew Vaughn 0.5 +135 0.5 -190
    Eloy Jimenez 0.5 +115 0.5 -165
    Elvis Andrus 0.5 +195 0.5 -300
    Gavin Sheets 0.5 +190 0.5 -275

    White Sox vs Royals Strikeout Prop Bets Today

    Over Under
    Lance Lynn 6.5 -145 6.5 +100
    Kris Bubic 4.5 +105 4.5 -150
  • The Kansas City Royals have covered the 1st Five Innings (F5) Run Line in 45 of their last 76 games (+18.10 Units / 21% ROI)
  • The Kansas City Royals have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Over in 15 of their last 25 away games (+6.20 Units / 22% ROI)
  • The Kansas City Royals have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Moneyline in 12 of their last 28 away games (+3.60 Units / 13% ROI)
  • The Chicago White Sox have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Under in 69 of their last 129 games (+12.55 Units / 9% ROI)
  • Royals Against the Spread (ATS) Record

    Against the spread this MLB season, the Royals have gone 61-66 against the Run Line (-16.55 Units / -9.97% ROI).

    • 53-74 when betting on the Moneyline for -8.35 Units / -6.19% ROI
    • 64-59 when betting on the total runs Over for -0.85 Units / -0.61% ROI
    • 59-64 when betting on the total runs Under for -11.9 Units / -8.46% ROI

    White Sox Against the Spread (ATS) Record

    Against the spread this MLB season, the Royals have gone 55-72 against the Run Line (-18.6 Units / -12.3% ROI).

    • 62-65 when betting on the Moneyline for -19.6 Units / -11.46% ROI
    • 57-61 when betting on the total runs Over for -8.7 Units / -6.25% ROI
    • 61-57 when betting on the total runs Under for -1.15 Units / -0.82% ROI

    Kris Bubic has allowed a slugging percentage of .838 (31 Total Bases / 37 ABs) on low fastballs this season — 2nd highest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 63 total IP; League Avg: .426 — first Percentile.

    Kris Bubic has allowed an OBP of .423 (381 PA’s) versus the top of the order since the start of last season — 3rd highest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 144 total IP; League Avg: .325 — second Percentile.

    Kris Bubic has allowed a slugging percentage of .652 (214 Total Bases / 328 ABs) versus the top of the order since the start of last season — highest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 144 total IP; League Avg: .438 — 0 Percentile.

    Opponents have a miss rate of just 14% (28/198) against Kris Bubic with runners in scoring position this season — 3rd lowest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 63 total IP; League Avg: 25% — second Percentile.

    Michael Lynn: White Sox Starting Pitcher Stats & Trends

    Lance Lynn has allowed a slugging percentage of .767 (33 Total Bases / 43 ABs) on low fastballs this season — 3rd highest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 63 total IP; League Avg: .426 — second Percentile.

    Opponents are hitting .385 (25-for-65) against Lance Lynn on inside fastballs this season — 2nd highest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 63 total IP; League Avg: .257 — first Percentile.

    Lance Lynn has walked 4 of 185 left-handed batters (2%) this season — 2nd best in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 63 total IP; League Avg: 8% — 99th Percentile.

    Lance Lynn has not allowed a walk in his last 123 PAs against a LHH dating back to July 11st — this is the longest active streak among active MLB players.

    Royals Keys to the Game vs. the White Sox

    The Royals are just 4-34 (.105) when their opponents score in the first inning this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: .336.

    The Royals are just 2-61 (.032) when trailing entering the 7th inning this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: .115.

    The Royals are just 20-62 (.244) when scoring 4 or fewer runs this season — 7th lowest in MLB; League Avg: .297.

    The Royals are just 29-80 (.266) when their opponents score in the first inning since the 2020 season — 2nd lowest in MLB; League Avg: .352.

    White Sox Keys to the Game vs. the Royals

    The White Sox are just 5-49 (.093) when allowing 5 or more runs this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: .203.

    The White Sox are just 5-55 (.083) when trailing entering the 7th inning this season — 8th lowest in MLB; League Avg: .115.

    The White Sox are just 8-27 (.229) when allowing 2 or more home runs this season — 9th lowest in MLB; League Avg: .292.

    The White Sox are 33-31 (.516) on the road this season — tied for 9th best in MLB; League Avg: .472.

    Royals hitters have just 582 strikeouts in 2,982 PA’s (20%) against LHP since the start of last season — 2nd best in MLB; League Avg: 22%.

    Royals hitters have an OPS of just .983 (2,081 PA’s) with the pitcher behind in the count since the start of last season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: 1.084.

    Royals hitters have just 683 strikeouts in 3,443 PA’s (20%) against LHP since the start of 2020 — 2nd best in MLB; League Avg: 23%.

    Royals hitters are slugging just .246 with two-strikes since the start of last season — tied for 2nd lowest in MLB; League Avg: .269.

    White Sox hitters have drawn 230 walks in 3,888 PA’s (6%) against RHP this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: 8%.

    White Sox hitters are averaging just 3.75 pitches per plate appearance against RHP this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: 3.89.

    The White Sox have won just 48% of home games in which they have scored three or more runs in an inning this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: 78%.

    The White Sox are batting .266 on the road this season — best in MLB; League Avg: .241.

    The Royals have allowed 1.82 runs per game (237/130) in late innings this season — highest in MLB; League Avg: 1.29.

    Royals pitchers have walked 488 of 5,043 batters (10%) this season — highest in MLB; League Avg: 8%.

    Royals pitchers have a strikeout rate of just 16% with runners in scoring position this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: 21%.

    Royals pitchers have thrown at least two strikes in their first three pitches to 60% of opposing batters this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: 64%.

    Opponents have a miss rate of 28% against White Sox pitchers since the start of last season — 3rd best in MLB; League Avg: 26%.

    White Sox pitchers have a strikeout rate of 46% with two-strikes since the start of last season — 4th best in MLB; League Avg: 43%.

    The average home run distance against the White Sox pitchers since the start of last season is 394.4 feet — 3rd best in MLB; League Avg: 399.5

    Opponents have a groundball rate of just 41% against White Sox pitchers over the last 14 days (12 games) — tied for 2nd lowest in MLB; League Avg: 44%.

    White Sox vs. Royals Injuries Tonight That May Affect Prop Bets 

  • Joseph Kelly (White Sox): Knee, Day-to-Day
  • Yasmani Grandal (White Sox): Knee, D10
  • Kyle Crick (White Sox): Elbow, D60
  • Jonathan Stiever (White Sox): Lat, D60
  • Michael Kopech (White Sox): Knee, D15
  • Timothy Anderson (White Sox): Finger, D10
  • Yoán Moncada (White Sox): Hamstring, D10
  • Luis Robert (White Sox): Undisclosed, Day-to-Day
  • Garrett Crochet (White Sox): Elbow, D60
  • Aaron Bummer (White Sox): Lat, D15
  • Daniel Mendick (White Sox): Knee, D60
  • Joshua Staumont (Royals): Bicep, D15
  • Taylor Clarke (Royals): Oblique, D15
  • Angel Zerpa (Royals): Knee, D60
  • Raúl Mondesi (Royals): Knee, D60
  • Jacob Brentz (Royals): Flexor, D60
  • Tyler Zuber (Royals): Shoulder, D60
  • Edward Olivares (Royals): Quad, D60
  • Vincent Pasquantino (Royals): Shoulder, D10
  • Donald Greinke (Royals): Forearm, D15

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