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MLB Tuesday May 9th White Sox at Royals Betting Preview

KC Bats Exploded in the Opener Monday

Kansas City is hoping they left some offense in the tank heading into the May 9th White Sox at Royals betting matchup after exploding for a 12-5 victory in the series opener on Monday. It was a nice bounce back for a KC team that dropped a disappointing two of three at home to the last place A’s over the weekend.

Chicago has been on opposite ends of offensive outbursts their last two games, giving up a dozen to the Royals on Monday coming off the heels of a 17-4 win over the Reds on Sunday. The White Sox were -126 favorites in the series opening loss, but that number has jumped to -146 for game two.

Why Chicago Has Value on Tuesday

The White Sox have to simply put Monday’s loss behind them, because they may have been a bit overstimulated following Sunday’s 17-run performance against the Reds. Chicago still plated five runs on Monday, their third time scoring 5+ in the last four games and have won their last two series – their first two series wins of the season.

Chicago scoring 17 runs on Sunday shows the type of offensive potential they have, as they got that win over the Reds as +109 underdogs. That game included an 11-run second inning and seven different players had multi-hit games. The Sox ended up going 5-2 last week – their best stretch of the season.

Chicago didn’t get the start they expected from Dylan Cease on Monday, as he was blasted for 7ER over 5.0 IP. They are obviously hoping for much better things from Lucas Giolito (1-2, 3.67 ERA) as he takes the ball in the May 9th White Sox at Royals betting matchup. Giolito is looking good, allowing 2 ER or less in four of his last five.

Why Kansas City Has Value on Tuesday

The Royals were clicking on Monday night, belting out 14 hits as they had their highest scoring output of the season with 12 runs. That’s actually the fourth time in the last seven games that KC has scored at least seven runs which is impressive for the league’s #24 ranked scoring offense (4.11 runs/game).

Kansas City went into the bottom of the 6th inning tied 4-4 on Monday, and they exited with a 12-4 lead. MJ Melendez had a big night with 4 RBI and Nick Pratto knocked in three as well. Cease has been struggling lately for Chicago, but that could be the same fate for Giolito especially against Salvador Perez who is 13-31 (.419) with 4 HRs vs the Chicago starter.

Jordan Lyles (0-5, 6.69 ERA) has had a rough start to 2023 and it seems to just be getting worse as he’s given up 13 ER over his last two starts including 4 HRs. Chicago hits .314 as a team vs. Lyles led by Gavin Sheets who is 4-7 (.514) with a HR vs the right-hander.

Free May 9th White Sox at Royals Betting Pick

This one looks like Chicago big. Kansas City exhausted their offense on Monday and Lyles is struggling on the mound to start the season. Giolito has been very efficient for the White Sox, who want to tie things up 1-1 to go for their third straight series win on Wednesday.

Free Pick: White Sox RL (+108)

Carl Taylor

Every loss is a chance to learn a lesson. That being said, wins are so much more enjoyable. Follow along to tap into the wisdom I've learned from 20 years as a sports bettor. Follow along on Twitter for more picks and DFS news @dailydogsports.

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