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Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox

The Kansas City Royals and the Chicago White Sox will meet on the field at Guaranteed Rate Field on Thursday in a battle of division rivals.

The Royals will give the ball to starter Jorge Lopez in this one. Right hander Lopez is 3-6 this season with a 6.23 ERA.

The White Sox will counter Lopez with Lucas Giolito. Right hander Giolito has a 3.27 ERA to go along with a 14-8 record this season.

Oddsmakers opened the White Sox as -190-moneyline favorites versus the Royals, while the game's total opened at 9.

The White Sox were a 8-6 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Kansas City at 147 on the moneyline, while the total score (14) was good news for OVER bettors.

Kansas City won its last outing, a 8-6 result against the White Sox on September 11. Bettors who backed the Royals at 147 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (14) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Kansas City:
Team record: 54-92 SU
Kansas City is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
Kansas City is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road

Chicago:
Team record: 64-81 SU
Chi White Sox is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Chi White Sox is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games
Chi White Sox is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games

Next up:
Kansas City home to Houston Friday, September 13
Chicago at Seattle Friday, September 13