Saturday, September 5, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Quintana (7-10) vs. Danny Duffy (7-6)
The Chicago White Sox take on the Kansas City Royals on Saturday at Kauffman Stadium. 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 +147 and Kansas City at -157. The over/under was set at 8. The White Sox have a 63-65 over/under record and a 63-69 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Royals have a 58-62 over/under record and a 75-58 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 56% of the time.
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The White Sox come into this game with a 62-70 record, and they are 29-38 away from home. Starting pitcher Jose Quintana holds a 7-10 record with an earned run average of 3.75 and a WHIP of 1.33. In his starts, the White Sox are 12-15 over his 170.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 190 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 13-14. The team is averaging 3.5 runs when he starts. 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 8.98 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.56 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 3.97.
Chicago is batting .251 as a team, which is good for 20th in the league and hitting .255 away from home. The White Sox hold a .379 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.58 hits per game and Jose Abreu leads the team with 147.
With a 82-51 overall record, Kansas City will come into this game 47-22 at home. With an earned run average of 4.11, Danny Duffy will come into this game holding a 7-6 record and a 1.41 WHIP. In his starts, the Royals are 13-8 and he has allowed 117 hits over 114 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 7-14. The team is averaging 3.9 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.36 and they have given up 327 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .205 against the Royals bullpen while being struck out 404 times and walking 139 times this season. As a team, Kansas City has allowed 8.33 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.09 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.57.
They are batting .273 as a team, which is good for 1st in the league and hitting .285 at home. The Royals hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.33 hits per game and Eric Hosmer leads the team with 151.
Chicago has a team fielding percentage of .983 after having committed 83 errors with 1,327 assists and 3,546 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .985 team fielding percentage while committing 73 errors, accumulating 1,315 assists and compiling 3,559 put outs.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 63-65 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 63-69 against the run line so far this season
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 58-62 against the over/under so far this season
The Kansas City Royals are 75-58 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
09/04/15 3B Mike Moustakas Hamstring "?" Friday vs. Chicago White Sox
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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