(MLB) Chi White Sox vs. Kansas City, 07/31/2020 8:05 PM, Score: 3 - 2
Money Line: -175.00 Chi White Sox (Away)
Bookmaker: Bet365
Result: Win
10* Chi White Sox (8:05 ET): The White Sox have a nice little edge for Friday’s series opener in that they were off Thursday. Meanwhile, Kansas City was in Detroit (where they won 5-3). The White Sox came into 2020 with a lot of hype, but are just 2-4 even after they blanked the Indians 4-0 Wednesday. Still, the market has their respect as they opened as a fairly decided road favorite for tonight’s game. The White Sox were road favorites of -125 to -175 just SIX times all of the L2 seasons. They went 5-1 in those games.

It also helps Chicago that they have Dallas Keuchel on the bump here. Keuchel did not go long (5 ⅔ IP) nor did he have many K’s (only 1!). However, the White Sox did win his first start 10-3 (against Minnesota) as Keuchel allowed only two runs on three hits. Keuchel has good career numbers vs. the Royals and he’s got a streak of six consecutive quality starts against them. In the only meeting last season, he struck out 12 in 6 IP while giving up just two runs on three hits.

KC has played all seven of its games on the road and is 3-4. Tonight’s starter Kris Bubic will be making his big league debut. It’s a tough spot starting opposite someone like Keuchel and facing a lineup that had yesterday off. I just don’t think the Royals are very good and the road team should roll here. 10* Chi White Sox