KANSAS CITY vs. CHI WHITE SOX 5/27/2019 MLB Odds, Pick & Preview

The KANSAS CITY and the CHI WHITE SOX will both be gunning for a victory on 5/27/2019 at 2:10 PM when they meet in a game matchup.

GAME: Kansas City Royals (18-34) at Chicago White Sox (23-29)
DATE/TIME: Monday, May 27 – 2:10 PM EST
WHERE: Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, Illinois

913 KANSAS CITY 9.5 (-115)
9.5 (-110) 105

TV: 2:10 p.m. ET, FS Kansas City, NBCS Chicago
LINE: -115
PREDICTION: Royals 6, White Sox 5

Oddsmakers currently have the CHI WHITE SOX listed as -115 point favorites versus the KANSAS CITY, while the game’s total is sitting at 9.5.

The Kansas City Royals salvaged the finale of their previous series after blowing a six-run lead and hope to improve the worst road record in the American League when they start a seven-game trip Monday afternoon against the Chicago White Sox. Whit Merrifield extended his hitting streak to five games with an RBI single in the 10th inning as the Royals knocked off the New York Yankees 8-7 on Sunday to avoid falling a season-high 18 games under .500.

Kansas City (18-34), which sits last in the AL Central, is now 4-9 in one-run contests – prompting Merrifield to tell reporters: “I’ve said it all year. I don’t think we’re playing bad. I just don’t think we’re doing enough to win games.” Homer Bailey will try to give the Royals back-to-back wins when he takes the mound in Monday’s opener of the three-game set while Chicago counters with Ivan Nova, who has recorded all three of his victories on the season this month after registering an 8.42 ERA in April. The White Sox (23-29) have dropped three straight contests and six of eight after suffering a 7-0 loss at Minnesota on Sunday, but they still have registered seven more victories than they had at this point last year. Tim Anderson (.337 batting average, eight homers, 25 RBIs) has missed Chicago’s last two games with a wrist injury while Leury Garcia was a late scratch on Sunday due to a shoulder ailment.

Tony’s Pick TEAM

PITCHING MATCHUP: Royals RH Homer Bailey (4-5, 6.13 ERA) vs. White Sox RH Ivan Nova (3-4, 6.96)

Bailey has followed two straight wins with two of his worst performances of the season, allowing 11 runs – 10 earned – and 12 hits over six innings en route to a pair of losses. The 33-year-old Texan has served up three homers in his last two games after giving up four in his first eight starts and issued nine walks over 11 frames in his last three outings. Yonder Alonso is 4-for-11 with a double versus Bailey, who will be facing the White Sox for the first time.

Nova has recorded three quality starts in his last four outings after yielding three runs and 10 hits over seven innings last time out. The 32-year-old Dominican, who will be making his 200th career start, has struggled to a 16.36 ERA in three outings at home this season. Alex Gordon is 3-for-10 with a double and a homer against Nova, who is 2-1 with a 5.57 ERA in four career turns versus Kansas City.


1. Chicago 1B Jose Abreu has gone 10-for-33 over his last nine contests after seeing his eight-game hitting streak end on Sunday

2. Kansas City SS Adalberto Mondesi, who leads the majors with 18 stolen bases, has gone 11-for-31 during his seven-game hitting streak.

3. The teams have split six meetings this season, with each taking two of three at home.

PREDICTION: Royals 6, White Sox 5

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