Our White Sox – Royals preview takes a look at the reversal of fortune for the team from Chicago. They lead the AL Central by a wide margin at the start of May. However a 4-11 stretch has shrunk the gap to just one half game over the Indians. Kansas City is lurking just two games back. Royals opened near a -160 ML home favorite but has seen it shrink back to the -150 level. Where does the profit point to on May 26th at 8:15PM EST?
White Sox – Royals Preview
KC’s starting staff has seen more than their fair share of injuries. It has put Danny Duffy back into the rotation. His first two starts were very micro managed in regards to pitch count. While he will be allowed to go past the 63 he threw last time, his fitness and later inning focus are a question mark for a chalk heavy favorite. Part of the reason is that the White Sox offense has been far from potent in their recent slide.
- Austin Jackson does well against Duffy 8-25 with a home run.
- Jose Abreu also has a home run with 7-19 at the plate.
Miguel Gonzalez is Chicago’s Starter
Inflated ERA against the league of 4.57 is low in comparison to his 6.00 ERA in his last our starts against the Royals. What makes Chicago’s task doubly hard is that the Royals offense is starting to grind again. Any sort of late inning lead has been getting converted as their already good bullpen has elevated their game as of late. Who to watch for fantasy purposes is Salvador Perez as he hits Gonzalez well and also is on an 11 game hitting streak.
While not the bulge we normally look for, the gap between moneyline and run line is only 90 points. This is a sign from the oddsmakers and how the market has moved that a Royals win will often be by blowout. The possibility of late runs by only the KC side bolsters this chance. Royals’ bullpen is your ace in the hole here. HRWagers Free Pick to Profit by is the -1 1/2 runline of +145 on the Kansas City Royals. Good fortune and we will see you later today here at the HRW.