Betting baseball expectations could not be lower for the Kansas City Royals as this once proud and model franchise has been gutted by penny pinching owner David Glass and has no baseball wagering appeal.
The Kansas City Royals will take on the Chicago White Sox in spring training exhibition action on Sunday with a starting time of 3:05 PM ET. Sports-Gambling will have side and total odds on this matchup of American League Central Division teams so be sure to open your account today.
The White Sox finished last year with a record of 88-74 with the baseball betting odds to finish second in the American League Central Division to the Minnesota Twins. The White Sox were one of the streakiest teams in baseball as they put themselves, gamblers, and fans on an incredible roller coaster ride of highs and lows.
Many gamblers made both a killing riding White Sox hot streaks and were cleaned out by their prolonged slumps. Among the excitement for 2011 is the addition of designated hitter Adam Dunn, who will have a shot at 40 if not 50 home runs by playing at US Cellular Field.
First baseman Paul Konerko is coming off a monster season in which he hit .312 with 39 home runs and 111runs batted in. He was rewarded with a new $56 million extension for his efforts.
While the pitching staff slipped to the middle of the pack for earned run average it is considered to be a strength and should be improved for 2011. Rookie left hand starter Chris Sale is the man to watch in spring training as he tries to crack the rotation.
Kansas City last made the playoffs when they beat the baseball lines in the 1985 World Series and they have had one winning season since 1994. The Royals put up the white flag before the season even started when they traded 2009 Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke to Milwaukee for a boat load of prospects.
The White Sox opened at Sports-Gambling as a +2000 selection to win the 2011 World Series while the Royals were a +14500 betting baseball long shot to win this year’s Fall Classic.