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Picks, Prediction for Royals vs White Sox on Friday, May 19

The Kansas City Royals started the year with just right wins in their first 34 games. That’s why it’s notable that they’ve won two straight and six of their last 11.

Are they a good choice for your MLB picks to get another win on Friday when they visit the Chicago White Sox?

Picks, Prediction for Royals vs White Sox on Friday, May 19

Royals Rolling With Some Momentum

It’s hard to recommend a team on the MLB odds when they’re just 14-31 on the season, but is now the time to bet on the Royals?

The Royals are coming off back-to-back road wins over the San Diego Padres and they were huge underdogs in the sportsbook each time.

This team is now 6-5 in their last 11 and three of those wins came against the very White Sox they’re about to have. Maybe the Royals are worth considering in terms of MLB betting.

Have White Sox Stabilized?

The Chicago White Sox were a mess to start the season and the team was just 7-21 through 28 contests.

They have since gone 9-8, which isn’t going to land the White Sox a playoff spot, but it is good enough to be competitive on a nightly basis.

Their upcoming three-game set with Kansas City will wrap up their nine-game homestand. They are just 3-3 in their first six games and 3-5 in their last eight overall.

Starting Pitchers

Zack Greinke (1-4, 5.01 ERA) vs Michael Kopech (1-4, 5.74)

Greinke is 1-4 with a 5.01 ERA. However, those who bet online should note that he’s been better this month. He has a 2.87 ERA in May and the team is 2-1 in his three starts.

As for Kopech, he’s 1-4 with a 5.74 ERA and 1.56 WHIP. He’s had a problem with home runs, giving up 12 in eight starts this season.

Royals vs White Sox Head-to Head

These two are division rivals, so they see each other quite a bit. This season, they’ve squared off four times and the Royals have won three of the contests.

Royals vs White Sox Game Information

  • Game: Royals (14-31) vs White Sox (16-29)
  • Location: Guaranteed Rate Park, Chicago, IL
  • Day/Time: Friday, May 19, 7:10 p.m. ET
  • Royals vs White Sox Live Stream: MLB.tv

Royals vs White Sox Betting Lines

Over/Under Pick

The over looks like a good play in this spot as both pitchers have struggled with their ERAs. Kopech especially seems to give runs up in bunches, so that should get us over the number.

Pick: Over 9½ (+100)

Moneyline Pick

MLB Live betting is a decent option here but the Royals look like the right play on paper.

They have played well over the last week, they have Greinke on the bump and they took three of four from the White Sox recently. They’re worth a play here.

Pick: Royals +114

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