Friday, September 4, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: John Danks (6-12) vs. Kris Medlen (3-0)
The Chicago White Sox visit Kauffman Stadium on Friday to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are John Danks for the White Sox and Kris Medlen for the Royals. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +165 and Kansas City at -175. The over/under was set at 8.5. The White Sox, with a 62-69 run line record, cover the spread 48% of the time. They also have a 62-65 over/under record. The Royals have a 57-62 over/under record and a 74-58 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 56% of the time.
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The White Sox show up with a 61-70 record, including 28-38 on the road. John Danks has an earned run average of 4.82 and is 6-12 so far on the season while having a 1.41 WHIP. The White Sox are 8-14 over his 145.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 161 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 11-11. His teammates are averaging 3.7 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.37 and they have given up 343 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen while being struck out 346 times and walking 138 times this season. As a team, Chicago has allowed 8.99 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.56 batters per nine. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 3.97.
Chicago ranks 21st in the league in team batting average at .250 while hitting .255 on the road. The White Sox hold a .379 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304 which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.56 hits per game and Jose Abreu leads the team with 143.
Kansas City is 46-22 at home while holding a 81-51 overall record on the season. Kris Medlen is starting this game 3-0 for the season with an earned run average of 3.51 and a WHIP of 1.01. The Royals have a record of 2-0 over the 25.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 19 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 2-0. His teammates score an average of 7 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.37 and they have given up 321 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the Royals bullpen while being struck out 397 times and walking 137 times this season. As a team, Kansas City has allowed 8.29 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.07 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.55.
They rank 2nd in the league in team batting average with a .271 average while hitting .282 at home. The Royals hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323 which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 3rd in baseball with 9.25 hits per game and Eric Hosmer leads the team with 150.
Chicago has a team fielding percentage of .983 after having committed 82 errors with 1,319 assists and 3,519 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .985 team fielding percentage while committing 72 errors, accumulating 1,308 assists and compiling 3,532 put outs.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 62-65 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 62-69 against the run line so far this season
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 57-62 against the over/under so far this season
The Kansas City Royals are 74-58 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
08/30/15 P Zach Putnam Groin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/27)
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
09/03/15 CF Lorenzo Cain Calf "?" Thursday vs. Detroit Tigers
09/02/15 P Kelvin Herrera Illness expected to miss 1-2 weeks
09/01/15 RF Alex Rios Illness expected to miss 1-2 weeks
07/22/15 P Jason Vargas Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/22); out for season
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Royals
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