White Sox vs Royals Prediction - MLB Picks 5/9/23

Kansas City Royals (9-26) vs Chicago White Sox (12-23)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 7:40 pm (Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium)

Jordan Lyles (0-5) (6.25) vs Lucas Giolito (1-2) (3.67)

Betting Odds: Kansas City Royals +110 / Chicago White Sox -135 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Kansas City Royals will host the Chicago White Sox for game two of their four-game series this Tuesday from Kauffman Stadium.  Kansas City took game one after exploding in the sixth inning, 12-5.

White Sox Betting Preview

Chicago enters at 12-24 following the loss to Kansas City. The White Sox have now traded each of their last six games, and they’ll attempt to get back in the win column here. The Chicago offense is 4.72 scoring runs per game, while batting .235, with a .296 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 5.44 ERA, with a 1.56 WHIP. Andrew Benintendi has recorded a hit in six of the last seven games, and he leads the White Sox in hitting (.270). Andrew Vaughn is first on the team in RBI (26) after producing six runs over the past two games.  

Lucas Giolito (1-2, 3.67 ERA, 41 Ks) will get the call for Chicago. The eighth-year pitcher put together another strong start last week against Minnesota, striking out seven in seven full innings, but he failed to receive the proper run support once again. Giolito has only allowed more than two runs in one of his last five starts, while clearing six strikeouts four times during that stretch. 

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Royals Betting Preview

Kansas City moved to 10-26 after defeating Chicago. The Royals have now won back-to-back games for the first time in nearly a month, and they'll aim for another offensive outburst here. The Kansas City offense is scoring 3.35 runs per game, while batting .233, with a .293 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 5.83 ERA, with a 1.74 WHIP. Vinnie Pasquantino recorded a pair of hits and an RBI in the game one win, and he leads KC in batting at .280. Salvador Perez has produced a run in three of the last five games,  and he leads the team in RBI (20).  

Jordan Lyles (0-5, 6.69  ERA, 30 Ks) will get the call for Kansas City. The journeyman pitcher had another rough outing last week versus his former team Baltimore, giving up six runs in five innings, but he somehow avoided a fifth straight losing decision. Lyles has managed to eat innings but he’s only delivered one quality start out of seven, and it’s unlikely things change here. 

Chicago vs Kansas City Trends 

Chicago is 12-24 against the spread this season, with a 16-19-1 O/U record. Kansas City is 20-15 ATS this year, with a 19-14-1 over/under record. 

Corey's Free Pick

This divisional spot will really be something If the White Sox can’t find a way to win this game. Kansas City is sending a winless Jordan Lyles to the mound, who’s shown little resistance this season, and the White Sox should be able to feast off of this. With such an advantage on the hill with Lucas Giolito going Tuesday, there’s no logical reason they should drop this contest. Tread lightly with the reeling White Sox here, and back it with the Over as they can’t be trusted right now.

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