White Sox vs. Royals Prediction and Odds for Monday, May 16 (South Siders Undervalued)

Chicago White Sox center fielder Luis Robert.
Chicago White Sox center fielder Luis Robert. / Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Can the White Sox start to string something together and make a run at the American League Central?

Chicago will look to get back over .500 on Monday will send Johnny Cueto the mound for the first time after he started the season injured. The team will look to Cueto to help get a banged up rotation on track after a slow start to the year.

The Royals will counter with whoever the White Sox go with with Brad Keller as the offense looks to get on track. Here are the odds from WynnBET Sportsbook:

White Sox vs. Royals Odds, Run Line, Total

Run Line:

  • White Sox: -1.5 (+120)
  • Royals: +1.5 (-145)


  • White Sox: -120
  • Royals: +110

Total: 9 (Over +100/Under -120)

Royals vs. White Sox Prediction and Pick

The value in this matchup comes with the White Sox lineup against Keller of the Royals. While on the surface it appears that Keller is keeping a lowly Royals team afloat, he is hurting to get tagged by a quality lineup. Keller has a 2.70 ERA through 36.2 innings pitched, but his FIP (Fielding Independent Pitching) indicates that he has been bailed out in the field, with a mark of 4.06. Keller is striking out less than 6 batters per 9 innings and continues to struggle with handling home runs, he has allowed 4 this season.

The White Sox have struggled with timely hitting, bottom 10 in wRC+ which is a normalized rate of run scoring chances, factoring in ball parks, but I still believe in this roster. Luis Robert (.349) and Tim Anderson (.337) are each in the top 1% of the big leagues, per Baseball Savant. I think at this cheap price they can get to Keller and show up for Cueto in his first start of the season.

LEAN: White Sox ML (-120)