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White Sox vs Royals: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 4/11/2021

The Chicago White Sox (4-4) are favored (-141) as they look to sweep a two-game series against the Kansas City Royals (3-3) (+120). The series finale starts at 2:10 PM ET on Sunday. Chicago’s Dylan Cease starts against Kansas City’s Mike Minor.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 11, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

White Sox vs Royals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Cease (CHW) Pitcher Minor (KC)
0 – 0 W/L 1 – 0
4.2 IP 6.0
5.79 ERA 6.00
1.710 WHIP 1.000
5.8 K/9 9.0
5.8 BB/9 3.0

White Sox Probable Starter Dylan Cease

  • Cease (0-0) pitches first for the White Sox to make his second start of the season.
  • His last time out came on Monday against the Angels, when the right-hander went 4 2/3 innings, surrendering three earned runs while allowing five hits.
  • The White Sox have not been a moneyline favorite when Cease starts this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 11, 2021 at 2:08 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Royals Stats vs Cease

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 10 .100 1 1 2 .250 .650
Nicky Lopez 7 .286 2 0 1 .375 .804
Hunter Dozier 7 .286 2 1 2 .375 1.375
Jorge Soler 7 .000 0 0 0 .125 .125
Cam Gallagher 6 .167 1 0 0 .286 .619
Carlos Santana 6 .333 2 0 0 .429 .762
Salvador Perez 3 .667 2 0 0 .667 1.334

Royals Probable Starter Mike Minor

  • The Royals will send Minor to the mound for his second start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Saturday, April 3, when he threw six innings, giving up four earned runs while allowing four hits against the Rangers.
  • This will be his first start this season with his team as the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 11, 2021 at 2:08 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

White Sox Stats vs Minor

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Yasmani Grandal 7 .000 0 0 0 .125 .125
Yoán Moncada 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
José Abreu 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Leury García 3 .667 2 0 2 .750 1.417
Jake Lamb 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

White Sox Betting Trends

  • Last season the White Sox were the fifth-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 5.1 runs per game (306 total).
  • The White Sox finished 26-9 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 74.3% of those games).
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -141 or shorter, Chicago had a 19-4 record (winning 82.6% of its games).
  • Chicago played in 57 games with set over/under, and combined with opponents to go over the total 26 times (26-28-3).

Royals Betting Trends

  • The Royals won 16, or 32.7%, of the 49 games they played as underdogs last season.
  • Kansas City had a record of 14-27, a 34.1% win rate, when they were set as an underdog of +120 or more by oddsmakers last season.
  • Last season, Kansas City and its opponents hit the over in 20 of their 58 games with a total.

White Sox Players to Watch

  • Jose Abreu had 19 home runs and 60 runs batted in last season.
  • Abreu ranked second in hits (76), second in HR (19), first in RBI (60), 11th in BA (.317), and 11th in SLG (.617) among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Luis Robert hit .233 with eight doubles, 11 home runs and 20 walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB action, Robert’s hits and batting average fell outside of league leaders.

White Sox Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
José Abreu 240 .317 43 19 60 .368 .985
Luis Robert 202 .233 33 11 31 .302 .738
Yoán Moncada 200 .225 28 6 24 .320 .705
Yasmani Grandal 161 .230 27 8 27 .351 .773
Adam Eaton 159 .226 22 4 17 .281 .665
Danny Mendick 107 .243 11 3 6 .281 .664
Nick Madrigal 103 .340 8 0 11 .376 .745
Jake Lamb 88 .193 7 3 10 .283 .635
Leury García 59 .271 6 3 8 .317 .758
Zack Collins 16 .063 1 0 0 .167 .292

Royals Players to Watch

  • Salvador Perez hit 11 home runs last season, drove in 32 runs and posted a .333 batting average.
  • Whit Merrifield collected 71 hits, posted an OBP of .328 and a .444 SLG.
  • Among qualified hitters, Merrifield ranked fifth in hits in the league.

Royals Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Whit Merrifield 248 .286 38 9 31 .328 .772
Hanser Alberto 219 .283 35 3 22 .306 .699
Carlos Santana 206 .199 34 8 30 .346 .696
Nicky Lopez 169 .201 15 1 13 .286 .552
Hunter Dozier 158 .234 29 6 12 .349 .748
Salvador Pérez 150 .333 22 11 32 .353 .986
Jorge Soler 149 .228 17 8 24 .326 .769
Michael A. Taylor 92 .196 11 5 16 .245 .669
Ryan McBroom 81 .247 8 6 10 .282 .788
Jarrod Dyson 61 .180 9 0 5 .231 .411

White Sox vs Royals Player Props

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