White Sox vs Royals Prediction, Odds & Player Prop Bets Today – MLB, Aug 22

min read
MLB betting odds, predictions and betting odds for today's games
(AP Photo)
BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Aug 22, 2022, 3:30 PM
  • The White Sox (62-59) are -155 favorites vs the Royals (49-74)
  • White Sox starting pitcher: Michael Kopech (4-9), 3.25 ERA
  • Royals starting pitcher: Daniel A. Lynch (4-8), 4.51 ERA
  • Watch the game on BSKC

The Chicago White Sox (-155) visit Kauffman Stadium to take on the Kansas City Royals (+130) on Monday, August 22, 2022. First pitch is scheduled for 2:10pm EDT in Kansas City.

The White Sox are betting favorites in this MLB matchup, with the run line sitting at -1.5 (+105).

The White Sox vs Royals Over/Under is 8 total runs for the game.

So far this season, the White Sox are 61-58 against the spread (ATS), while the Royals are 56-64 ATS.

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

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
White Sox-1.5 +105O 8 +100-155
Royals +1.5 -130U 8 -120+130

White Sox vs Royals Prediction for Today’s Game

Based on recent trends the model predicts the White Sox will win Monday‘s matchup with 60.4% confidence.

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


Looking for a risk-free bet up to $1,000? Bet now on Royals vs White Sox and all MLB games with BetMGM


Best White Sox Player Prop Bets Today

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

  • Jose Abreu has hit the Singles Over in 53 of his last 78 games (+25.05 Units / 28% ROI)
  • Jose Abreu has hit the Hits Over in 58 of his last 80 games (+22.35 Units / 13% ROI)
  • Jose Abreu has hit the Total Bases Over in 46 of his last 80 games (+17.55 Units / 21% ROI)
  • Danny Mendick has hit the Runs Over in 10 of his last 11 games (+15.60 Units / 142% ROI)
  • Dylan Cease has hit the Earned Runs Under in 17 of his last 20 games (+13.90 Units / 54% ROI)

Best Royals Player Prop Best Bets Today

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

  • Salvador Perez has hit the Runs Under in 52 of his last 81 games (+11.85 Units / 10% ROI)
  • Vinnie Pasquantino has hit the Total Bases Over in 15 of his last 22 games (+10.30 Units / 42% ROI)
  • Brady Singer has hit the Strikeouts Over in 13 of his last 17 games (+9.70 Units / 47% ROI)
  • Salvador Perez has hit the Hits Under in 37 of his last 76 games (+9.50 Units / 10% ROI)
  • Hunter Dozier has hit the Runs Under in 12 of his last 14 games at home (+8.85 Units / 35% ROI)

Royals vs White Sox Home Run Prop Bets Today

Over Under
Bobby Witt Jr. 0.5 +475 0.5 -1100
MJ Melendez 0.5 +400 0.5 -750
Michael A. Taylor 0.5 +725 0.5 -2500
Michael Massey 0.5 +450 0.5 -1000
Nicky Lopez 0.5 +1300 0.5

Royals vs White Sox Total Hits Prop Bets Today

Over Under
Bobby Witt Jr. 1.5 +170 1.5 -250
MJ Melendez 0.5 -165 0.5 +115
Michael A. Taylor 0.5 -190 0.5 +135
Michael Massey 0.5 -200 0.5 +150
Nicky Lopez 0.5 -190 0.5 +130

Royals vs White Sox RBI Prop Bets Today

Over Under
Bobby Witt Jr. 0.5 +155 0.5 -225
MJ Melendez 0.5 +180 0.5 -275
Michael A. Taylor 0.5 +210 0.5 -350
Michael Massey 0.5 +175 0.5 -250
Nicky Lopez 0.5 +260 0.5 -400

Royals vs White Sox Strikeout Prop Bets Today

Over Under
Daniel Lynch 4.5 -110 4.5 -125
Michael Kopech 4.5 -145 4.5 +105
  • The Chicago White Sox have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Under in 66 of their last 121 games (+14.65 Units / 11% ROI)
  • The Chicago White Sox have covered the 1st Five Innings (F5) Run Line in 19 of their last 33 away games (+5.10 Units / 14% ROI)
  • The Kansas City Royals have covered the 1st Five Innings (F5) Run Line in 41 of their last 69 games (+17.40 Units / 23% ROI)
  • The Kansas City Royals have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Under in 34 of their last 59 games at home (+11.00 Units / 17% ROI)
  • The Kansas City Royals have covered the Run Line in 15 of their last 22 games at home (+9.85 Units / 37% ROI)
  • The Kansas City Royals have hit the Moneyline in 16 of their last 25 games at home (+9.30 Units / 34% ROI)
  • The Kansas City Royals have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Moneyline in 4 of their last 6 games at home (+3.40 Units / 56% ROI)

White Sox Against the Spread (ATS) Record

Against the spread this MLB season, the White Sox have gone 54-65 against the Run Line (-12.4 Units / -8.7% ROI).

  • 61-58 when betting on the Moneyline for -10.7 Units / -6.69% ROI
  • 52-58 when betting on the total runs Over for -10.45 Units / -8.02% ROI
  • 58-52 when betting on the total runs Under for +1.3 Units / 0.99% ROI

Royals Against the Spread (ATS) Record

Against the spread this MLB season, the White Sox have gone 56-64 against the Run Line (-19.2 Units / -12.25% ROI).

  • 49-71 when betting on the Moneyline for -10.55 Units / -8.25% ROI
  • 58-58 when betting on the total runs Over for -5.75 Units / -4.36% ROI
  • 58-58 when betting on the total runs Under for -6 Units / -4.52% ROI

Michael Kopech has walked 17 of 86 batters (20%) with runners in scoring position this season — 2nd highest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 59 total IP; League Avg: 9% — first Percentile.

Michael Kopech has allowed a BABIP of .178 against right-handed batters this season — best in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 59 total IP; League Avg: .297 — 100th Percentile.

Michael Kopech has not allowed a hit in the first inning in any of his last five games dating back to July 26th — Corbin Burnes has the longest active streak at 11.

Right-handed hitters have a line drive rate of just 15% (28/188) against Michael Kopech this season — lowest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 59 total IP; League Avg: 24% — 100th Percentile.

Daniel A. Lynch: Royals Starting Pitcher Stats & Trends

Daniel Lynch has a strikeout rate of just 17% (5 SO in 29 PAs) with two-strikes — 2nd lowest in MLB over the last two weeks; League Avg: 41% — second Percentile.

Opponents are hitting .489 (23-for-47) against Daniel Lynch on the first pitch of at-bats this season — highest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 59 total IP; League Avg: .333 — 0 Percentile.

Opponents have a line drive rate of 33% (38/114) against Daniel Lynch with runners in scoring position since the start of last season — highest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 140 total IP; League Avg: 23% — 0 Percentile.

Opponents have a line drive rate of 34% (31/92) against Daniel Lynch on breaking pitches this season — 2nd highest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 59 total IP; League Avg: 24% — second Percentile.

White Sox Keys to the Game vs. the Royals

The White Sox are 83-14 (.856) when hitting 2 or more home runs since the 2020 season — best in MLB; League Avg: .705.

The White Sox are just 5-44 (.102) when allowing 5 or more runs this season — tied for 2nd lowest in MLB; League Avg: .201.

The White Sox are 51-4 (.927) when leading entering the 8th inning this season — 10th best in MLB; League Avg: .914.

The White Sox are 32-28 (.533) on the road this season — 7th best in MLB; League Avg: .471.

Royals Keys to the Game vs. the White Sox

The Royals are just 3-33 (.083) when their opponents score in the first inning this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: .337.

The Royals are just 1-59 (.017) when trailing entering the 7th inning this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: .115.

The Royals are just 9-32 (.220) when allowing 2 or more home runs this season — 9th lowest in MLB; League Avg: .290.

The Royals are just 49-63 (.438) when allowing 5 or more extra base hits this season — 5th lowest in MLB; League Avg: .533.

White Sox hitters have drawn 25 walks in 563 PA’s (4%) when facing the starting pitcher for the 3rd time in a game this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: 7%.

White Sox hitters have an OBP of .323 (8,140 PA’s) against RHP since the start of last season — tied for 4th best in MLB; League Avg: .313.

White Sox hitters have drawn 210 walks in 3,630 PA’s (6%) against RHP this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: 8%.

The White Sox are batting .368 in hitter’s counts since the start of last season — best in MLB; League Avg: .338.

The Royals are batting just .169 on the road this month (10 games) — lowest in MLB; League Avg: .237.

Royals hitters have just 567 strikeouts in 2,921 PA’s (19%) against LHP since the start of last season — 2nd best in MLB; League Avg: 22%.

Royals hitters have an OPS of just .465 (244 PA’s) over the past seven days (7 games) — lowest in MLB; League Avg: .692.

Royals hitters have an OPS of just .978 (2,036 PA’s) with the pitcher behind in the count since the start of last season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: 1.084.

White Sox pitchers have a strikeout rate of 26% since the start of last season — tied for 3rd best in MLB; League Avg: 23%.

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 394.2 feet — 3rd best in MLB; League Avg: 399.6

Royals pitchers have walked 1,050 of 10,876 batters (10%) since the start of last season — 2nd highest in MLB; League Avg: 8%.

Royals pitchers have walked 459 of 4,749 batters (10%) this season — tied for highest in MLB; League Avg: 8%.

The Royals have won just 7% of road games in which their opponents scored first this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: 26%.

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%.

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

  • 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): Undisclosed, Day-to-Day
  • Donald Greinke (Royals): Forearm, 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, Day-to-Day
  • Timothy Anderson (White Sox): Finger, D10
  • Garrett Crochet (White Sox): Elbow, D60
  • Aaron Bummer (White Sox): Lat, D15
  • Daniel Mendick (White Sox): Knee, D60
  • Leury García (White Sox): Back, D10

Looking for a risk-free bet up to $1,000? Bet now on Royals vs White Sox and all MLB games with BetMGM


Bet on MLB Odds at BetMGM

At BetMGM, you can bet online with updated MLB betting odds. And with live sports betting, the best online sports betting and mobile sports betting (with the BetMGM Sportsbook app) experiences are at BetMGM.

About the Author

BetMGM Betting

Read More @BETMGM

Our BetMGM betting authors are experts who focus on individual game matchups & player prop bets with an emphasis on betting odds, lines & predictions.

Our BetMGM betting authors are experts who focus on individual game matchups & player prop bets with an emphasis on betting odds, lines & predictions.