Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox Prediction MLB Picks 4/17/24

Chicago White Sox (2-14) vs Kansas City Royals (11-6)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 2:10 pm (Guaranteed Rate Field)

Erick Fedde (0-0) (4.30) vs Michael Wacha (1-1) (4.00)

Betting Odds: Chicago White Sox +159 / Kansas City Royals -189 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Kansas City Royals and the Chicago White Sox meet Wednesday in a double-header in MLB action from Guaranteed Rate Field. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox prediction.

Kansas City Royals Team Preview

The Kansas City Royals come into this one looking to build on their 2-0 win from Monday’s opener before Tuesday’s postponement. Bobby Witt Jr. leads the Royals with 22 hits including 4 home runs, 8 RBIs, 3 triples and 6 doubles while Salvador Perez has 4 home runs with a team-high 15 RBIs and 21 hits. Maikel Garcia has 3 home runs with 12 RBIs while Nelson Velazquez has a team-high 20 strikeouts. Brady Singer will start game one and is 2-0 with a 0.98 ERA and 18 strikeouts while Michael Wacha will start game two and is 1-1 with a 4.00 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. The Royals will meet the Orioles after this series.

Kansas City Royals Team Facts

  • The Royals have won each of their last eight games against American League opponents.
  • The Royals have failed to cover the run line in each of their last 16 Wednesday day road games against AL Central opponents.
  • The Royals have trailed after 7 innings in each of their last five day games at Guaranteed Rate Field against AL Central opponents.
  • The Royals have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last five day games at Guaranteed Rate Field against American League opponents.
  • The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Royals' last three games as favorites against AL Central opponents.

Chicago White Sox Team Preview

The Chicago White Sox will be out to bounce back from their series opening loss to the White Sox on Monday. Andrew Benintendi has 10 hits while Gavin Sheets, Paul DeJong and Luis Robert Jr. each have a team-high 2 home runs with Sheets logging a team-high 8 RBIS and 4 doubles. Andrew Vaughn also has a team-high 16 strikeouts for the White Sox this season. Jonathan Cannon will get the start in game one and is making his major league debut while Erick Fedde will start game two and is 0-0 with a 4.30 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. The White Sox will face the Phillies following this series.

Chicago White Sox Team Facts

  • The White Sox have lost each of their last eight day games following a loss.
  • The road team has covered the run line in each of the White Sox's last six games.
  • The White Sox have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last three home day games.
  • The White Sox have led after 7 innings in each of their last five day games against the Royals at Guaranteed Rate Field.
  • The White Sox have led after 5 innings in each of their last five day games against the Royals at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Royals vs. White Sox Prediction

I’m rocking with the White Sox in game one and the Royals in game two. I think game one is Chicago’s best shot at a win given Brady Singer’s struggles on the road last season including a rough outing in Chicago. On the flipside, I think Kansas City gets revenge in game two as Fedde is a righty that’s given up a lot of hard contact in his career, and those are the kinds of pitchers that the Royals have feasted on this season. Give me the White Sox in game one and the Royals in game two as I think we have a split in Wednesday’s double dip.

Chris’s Pick White Sox ML Game One / Royals ML Game Two

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