Let’s take a closer look at the MLB betting odds for this American League Central matchup at Kauffman Stadium, with the first pitch scheduled for 8:10 p.m. ET.
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Chicago has put together a season-high five-game winning streak, which includes a 5-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals as +157 road underdogs Wednesday, while going UNDER the total for a third consecutive contest.
The White Sox are 1-3 as road underdogs of +150 to +175 during the 2013 campaign.
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Kansas City has dropped four games in a row, as it has gone 2-7 since putting together a 19-5 run immediately after the All-Star break.
The Royals are 8-2 as home favorites of -150 to -175, with the UNDER going 5-4-1 in those 10 opportunities.
White Sox starting pitcher Jose Quintana (7-4, 3.66 ERA) has alternated wins and losses over his last three appearances, as he comes off a 5-2 road victory over the Minnesota Twins.
The left-hander is 3-0 with a 3.66 ERA in 12 road starts, with opposing hitters batting .252 against him.
In six lifetime outings versus the Royals, Quintana has posted a 0-2 record and 3.96 ERA.
Royals starting pitcher James Shields (8-8, 3.19 ERA) has won back-to-back outings, including a 3-0 road victory over the Detroit Tigers last time out, as he allowed three hits in seven shutout innings.
The right-hander is 2-5 with a 4.15 ERA in 12 home appearances, issuing 28 walks and striking out 64 batters in 82.1 combined frames.
In 15 career games versus the White Sox, Shields has compiled a 4-4 record and 3.97 ERA, including a 5-1 road victory on July 26.
I’m going to recommend that readers play the total with their sports picks tonight, as the UNDER is 11-1 in umpire Phil Cuzzi’s last 12 games behind home plate.
MLB Pick: Under 7.5