Sunday, August 9, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Quintana (6-9) vs. Danny Duffy (5-5)
The Chicago White Sox visit Kauffman Stadium on Sunday to play the Kansas City Royals. Jose Quintana is the probable starter for the White Sox and he'll face Danny Duffy of the Royals. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +132 and Kansas City at -142. The over/under was set at 8. The White Sox have a 47-56 over/under record and a 49-58 run line mark, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Royals are 61-47 against the run line and have a 45-52 over/under record. They cover the spread 57% of the time.
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The White Sox show up with a 51-56 record, including 25-30 on the road. Jose Quintana has a 6-9 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.50 and a 1.27 WHIP. In his starts, the White Sox are 9-13 over his 141.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 151 hits during those innings. The White Sox are also 8-14 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 3.1 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.63 and they've given up 288 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 277 and walked 118 batters this season while opposing teams hit .256 against them. Chicago has a team average of 9.12 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.44 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.06, they are 21st in the league.
As a team, Chicago is batting .249, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .255 average away from home. Ranked at 26th in the league in on-base percentage, the White Sox sit at .303 and they hold a .379 team slugging percentage. With 117 hits, Jose Abreu leads the team while his team ranks 17th in hits per game with 8.5.
Kansas City is 35-18 at home while holding a 64-44 overall record on the season. Danny Duffy has a record of 5-5 while sporting an earned run average of 4.04 on the year with a 1.42 WHIP. In his starts, the Royals are 10-6 and he has allowed 89 hits over 89 innings pitched this season. The Royals are also 6-10 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.1 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 2.36 and they have given up 271 hits on the season. The Royals bullpen has struck out 322 batters and walked 118 this season while opposing teams have hit .208 against them. Kansas City has a team average of 8.34 hits per game and are averaging 6.79 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.59, they are 9th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .269, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .278 average at home. Ranked at 10th in the league in on-base percentage, the Royals sit at .319 and they hold a .404 team slugging percentage. With 126 hits, Eric Hosmer leads the team while his team ranks 4th in hits per game with 9.16.
The White Sox have committed 66 errors and have combined for 1,068 assists and 2,874 put outs leading to a .984 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Royals have accumlated 60 errors while having 1082 assists and 2,878 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 47-56 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 49-58 against the run line so far this season
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 45-52 against the over/under so far this season
The Kansas City Royals are 61-47 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
08/08/15 CF Adam Eaton Shoulder injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. Kansas City Royals
08/02/15 RF J.B. Shuck Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/1)
07/29/15 2B Emilio Bonifacio Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/28)
07/08/15 P Javy Guerra Suspension expected to miss 50 games
04/06/15 SS Justin Sellers Heel Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Kansas City Royals
07/22/15 P Jason Vargas Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/22); out for season
07/09/15 LF Alex Gordon Groin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/9)
05/17/15 P Brian Flynn Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/16)
04/06/15 P Tim Collins Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/6)
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox
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