Sunday, July 19, 2015
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Duffy (3-4) vs. Chris Sale (8-4)
The Kansas City Royals visit U.S. Cellular Field on Sunday to play the Chicago White Sox. The Royals send Danny Duffy to the mound to face Chris Sale of the White Sox. The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +145 and Chicago at -155. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Royals have a 38-40 over/under record and a 50-38 run line mark, meaning they cover 57% of the time. The White Sox are 39-49 against the run line and have a 33-51 over/under record. They cover the spread 44% of the time.
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The Royals show up with a 53-35 record, including 23-19 on the road. Danny Duffy has a 3-4 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.65 and a 1.55 WHIP. The Royals are 7-5 over his 62 innings pitched and he's also given up 69 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 6-6. His teammates are averaging 4.4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 2.13 and they've given up 213 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .201 against the Royals bullpen while walking 99 times and striking out 262 times. Kansas City is averaging 6.8 strikeouts per game while getting 8.16 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 7th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.49.
Kansas City ranks 3rd in the league in team batting average at .272 while hitting .262 on the road. Ranked at 7th in the league in on-base percentage, the Royals sit at .323 and they hold a .406 team slugging percentage. Lorenzo Cain leads the team in hits with 94 while the team ranks 4th in baseball with 9.25 hits per game.
Chicago is 24-18 at home while holding a 42-46 overall record on the season. Chris Sale has a record of 8-4 while sporting an earned run average of 2.72 on the year with a 0.95 WHIP. The White Sox have a record of 11-6 over the 119.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 90 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 5-10. His teammates score an average of 3.9 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.63 and they have given up 231 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .259 against the White Sox bullpen while walking 87 times and striking out 218 times. Chicago is averaging 8.45 strikeouts per game while getting 8.97 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 18th in the league in team earned run average at 3.86.
They rank 24th in the league in team batting average with a .241 average while hitting .238 at home. Ranked at 29th in the league in on-base percentage, the White Sox sit at .295 and they hold a .357 team slugging percentage. Jose Abreu leads the team in hits with 95 while the team ranks 25th in baseball with 8.1 hits a game.
The Royals have committed 52 errors and have combined for 871 assists and 2,337 put outs leading to a .984 team fielding percentage. The White Sox have committed 58 errors on the season with 879 assists and 2,352 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .982 on the year.
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 38-40 against the over/under so far this season
The Kansas City Royals are 50-38 against the run line so far this season
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 33-51 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 39-49 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Kansas City Royals
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)
04/04/15 P Kris Medlen Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/07)
Chicago White Sox
07/08/15 P Javy Guerra Suspension expected to miss 50 games
04/25/15 P Matt Albers Finger Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/20)
04/04/15 P Nate Jones Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox
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