Sport: White Sox vs. Royals odds, prediction, line: 2022 MLB picks, Tuesday, August 9 best bets from proven model

Royals activate C Salvador Perez from IL

  Royals activate C Salvador Perez from IL The 32-year-old has been out of action since June 21 after undergoing surgery on his left thumb. Once expected to be out until late August, Perez's rehab progressed ahead of schedule, and he was cleared for a minor league assignment earlier this week. Perez played three games for Triple-A Omaha, where he went a combined 4-for-8 at the plate with a walk and three strikeouts. The seven-time All-Star struggled at the start of the season before needing surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb. Perez slashed.211/.254/.426 with 11 home runs and 34 RBI through 57 games.

The Chicago White Sox (55-53) will look to continue their winning ways on the road as they take on the Kansas City Royals (44-65) in the first game of a day-night doubleheader on Tuesday. It is also the first of a four-game series. Chicago has won three of the last four games against the Royals, including two in a row. The White Sox are 3-2 in games played at Kansas City this season. Right-hander Lance Lynn (2-4, 5.87 ERA) takes the mound for Chicago, while righty Brady Singer (4-4, 3.67 ERA) is expected to get the assignment for the Royals.

Oct 4, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer (31) throws in relief in the 8th inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game two of the 2019 NLDS playoff baseball series at Dodger Stadium. Photo by Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY Staff © Provided by CBS Sports

Oct 4, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer (31) throws in relief in the 8th inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game two of the 2019 NLDS playoff baseball series at Dodger Stadium. Photo by Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY Staff

Astros showing interest in Christian Vazquez, Ji-Man Choi

  Astros showing interest in Christian Vazquez, Ji-Man Choi The Astros have reportedly been in the mix for upgrades at catcher and at first base, prominently connected to both Willson Contreras and Josh Bell. However, while those two represent the arguable top options at those respective positions, the asking price on both has been high, and Houston is exploring alternative options. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic writes this morning that the ’Stros “are focusing more on Vazquez” than Contreras at this point, adding that they’ve also expressed interest in Rays first baseman/designated hitter Ji-Man Choi.

Caesars Sportsbook lists Chicago as the -160 money-line favorite (risk $160 to win $100) for this 4:10 p.m. ET first pitch. The total number of runs Vegas thinks will be scored, or the over-under, is 8.5 in the latest White Sox vs. Royals odds. Before making any Royals vs. White Sox picks, be sure to see the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times, and it is 299-254 on top-rated MLB money-line picks since the start of the 2021 season, returning over $800 for $100 players. This is the same model that pegged the 2021 Atlanta Braves at 10-1 as one of three best bets to win it all last season. Anybody who has followed it has seen profitable returns.

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  What resources to use for your MLB bets Today we’re going to switch gears a little and focus on what resources we use to determine what kind of MLB bet we’re going to place. I know what you’re thinking: Isn’t that what Google is for? Well, sort of. But as you already know, you can’t believe everything you read on the internet. © Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports Now there’s so many different types of bets you can place — that’s a discussion for a different day — but what we use to determine the bet we place is just as important, if not more important.

Now, the model has set its sights on White Sox vs. Royals and just locked in its picks and MLB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several MLB odds and betting lines for Royals vs. White Sox:

  • White Sox vs. Royals money line: Chicago -160, Kansas City +135
  • White Sox vs. Royals over-under: 8.5 runs
  • White Sox vs. Royals run line: White Sox -1.5 (+100)
  • CWS: The White Sox are 28-22 in day games
  • KC: The Royals are 11-10 in one-run games
  • White Sox vs. Royals picks: See picks at SportsLine
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Why you should back the White Sox

Chicago is one of the top-hitting teams in MLB, with a team batting average of .257, second-best in the American League and fifth-best league-wide. Shortstop Tim Anderson is one of just 16 hitters in MLB to be hitting over .300, at .301. He was 5-for-14 (.357) in last week's three-game series against the Royals and is hitting .333 in 10 games against Kansas City this season. For his career, he has pounded Royals pitching, batting .313 with 20 doubles, one triple, 10 home runs and 39 RBIs.

MLB Trade Deadline Winners and Losers

  MLB Trade Deadline Winners and Losers After a whirlwind of deals unfolded over the last couple of days, let’s review the good, bad and ugly from trade deadline season. Well, that was a wild one. Congratulations on making it to the other side of the trade deadline—after the biggest deal in recent memory plus a whole bunch of others. Here’s a rundown of who won, who lost, and who fell somewhere in the middle:WINNERSSan Diego PadresThey added a generational talent in his prime (Juan Soto), a serious rental bat (Josh Bell), an elite closer (Josh Hader) and a quality utilityman (Brandon Drury).

Teammate Jose Abreu is also hitting at a .300 clip, and is coming off a 3-for-5 performance at Texas on Sunday. He was 4-for-13 (.308) with two homers and six RBIs last week against the Royals. Abreu has feasted on right-handed pitching this season, batting .308 with 10 of his 14 home runs coming against them. He is also seeing the baseball well during the day, hitting .312 with five home runs. Abreu has 26 home runs in 143 games against Kansas City in his career.

Why you should back the Royals

Since the All-Star Game, Kansas City's hitters have been on a tear and are eighth in the league with a .260 average, and are second in MLB in stolen bases with 14. Catcher Salvador Perez has been a big reason for the offensive turnaround. He has hits in six of the last eight games, including four homers and 10 RBI. He was 3-for-12 with a double and a home run at Chicago last week. He is a career .257 hitter with 26 doubles and 23 home runs in 152 games against the White Sox.

Shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. has also been hot, with hits in eight of his past 10 games, including the past four, where he has gone 6-for-16 (.375) with a homer and five RBIs. In 10 games against Chicago this season, Witt is batting .275 with two homers, three RBIs and two stolen bases. He also has a .525 slugging percentage and .835 OPS against the Sox. For the year, Witt is hitting .257 with 15 homers, 56 RBI and 54 runs scored.

How to make Royals vs. White Sox picks

SportsLine's model is leaning under on the total, projecting 8.4 combined runs. It also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the MLB model's picks at SportsLine.

So who wins White Sox vs. Royals? And which side has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its MLB picks, and find out.

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SportsLine's model simulated Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies featuring Kyle Schwarber, Jazz Chisholm Jr., and Alec Bohm 10,000 timesFirst pitch is at 1:05 p.m. ET in Philadelphia. Caesars Sportsbook lists Philadelphia as a -170 favorite on the money line, while the Over-Under, or total number of runs Vegas thinks will be scored, is 8 in the latest Marlins vs. Phillies odds. Before you make any Marlins vs. Phillies picks, you need to see the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's advanced computer simulation model.

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