White Sox vs Royals Game 1 Prediction and Odds for Tuesday, August 9 (Brady Singer Bounces Back)

The Royals won each of Brady Singer's last three home starts as he's become one of the league's most reliable starters
The Royals won each of Brady Singer's last three home starts as he's become one of the league's most reliable starters / Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago White Sox enter a pivotal double-header with the Kansas City Royals today, sitting two games behind the Twins in the AL Central and three back of a Wild Card spot.

Lance Lynn is expected to start the first contest after limiting the Royals to one run while striking out eight over six strong innings last week. He's got a 2.62 ERA in his last three outings following a disastrous start to the campaign, so Lynn seems to be finding his groove.

Brady Singer pitches in Game 1 for the Royals. Let's jump into the odds for this matchup from FanDuel:

White Sox vs Royals Game 1 Odds, Run Line and Total

Run Line:

  • White Sox -1.5 (+108)
  • Royals +1.5 (-130)


  • White Sox: -154
  • Royals: +130


  • 8.5 (Over -110/Under -110)

White Sox vs Royals Prediction and Pick

We saw this pitching matchup unfold last week in Chicago and I was on the wrong side of it. The White Sox notched 11 hits and four runs off Brady Singer while Lance Lynn shut Kansas City's improving lineup down, leaving me dazed and confused.

As George W. Bush once said, "fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.” Well, I'm ready to get fooled again, because I see value on the Royals at home.

Lynn was exceptionally against the Royals last week, but he's got a 7.91 road ERA and I think Kansas City looks more prepared this time around. The Royals are 12-5 in their last 17 at home while the White Sox dropped two of their last three on the road.

I expect Singer to look closer to the pitcher we saw in July as well, when he was legitimately one of MLB's best starters. He's thrown three straight quality starts at home, amassing a 2.37 ERA in the process, and had a FIP (Fielding Independent Pitching) below 3.97 for six consecutive starts before last week's loss in Chicago.

Even in that game, Singer had a 3.60 expected FIP, so he was just a bit unlucky even though his performance was in line with his hot streak.

The Royals won each of Singer's last three home starts and I think their lineup gets to Lynn this time. Take the value on Kansas City as vengeful home underdogs.

Pick: Royals ML (+130)

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