Sunday, September 18, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Quintana vs. Danny Duffy
The Chicago White Sox head to Kauffman Stadium on Sunday to take on the Kansas City Royals. The probable pitchers are Jose Quintana for the White Sox and Danny Duffy for the Royals. The White Sox have a 69-71-7 over/under mark and a 75-72-0 run line record, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Royals are 77-70-0 against the run line and have a 68-71-8 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
The White Sox head into this game with a 72-75 record, and they are 31-42 on the road. Starting pitcher Jose Quintana has a 12-10 record with an ERA of 3.05 and a WHIP of 1.11. He has 171 strikeouts during his 192 innings pitched and he has given up 171 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.43. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.63 and they have allowed 406 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the pen while they've been struck out 400 times and walked 207 times this year. As a unit, Chicago has given up 8.83 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 hitters per nine. They are 10th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.04. The White Sox pitchers have collectively given up 1,293 base hits and 591 earned runs. They have allowed 171 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 482 batters and struck out 1,157. They walk 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.29.
As a team, Chicago is hitting .257, good for 14th in the league while putting together a .253 average on the road. The White Sox have a .407 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .318 which is good for 20th in the league. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.82 hits per contest. Melky Cabrera comes into this game hitting .298 and his on-base percentage is at .348. He has 159 hits this season along with 62 runs scored and 72 runs batted in. He's struck out 63 times and has walked 43 times. Jose Abreu is hitting .300 and he has an on-base percentage of .352. He has totaled 172 hits so far while scoring 62 runs and he's driven in 95. He has walked 38 times and has struck out 115 times. The White Sox have 1,295 hits, including 251 doubles and 149 home runs. They've stolen 70 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 32 times. Chicago has walked 419 times this season and they've struck out 1,171 times as a unit. They've left 1,011 men on base and have a team OPS of .725. They score 4.22 runs per contest and have scored a total of 620 runs so far this year.
Kansas City comes into this game with a 42-30 home mark and a 74-73 overall record. With an ERA of 3.15, Danny Duffy has a 11-2 record and a 1.07 WHIP. He has 173 strikeouts over the 162.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 140 hits. He has allowed 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.53. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.48 and they have given up 453 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Royals bullpen while being struck out 460 times and walking 165 times this season. As a team, Kansas City has allowed 8.89 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.06 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.22. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,291 base knocks and 612 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 190 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Kansas City as a staff has walked 459 hitters and struck out 1,170. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.42.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 9th in the league while putting together a .272 average at home. The Royals hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313 which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 8th in baseball with 8.95 hits per contest. Alcides Escobar comes into this matchup batting .268 and he has an OBP of .300. He has 157 hits this year along with 53 runs scored and 49 RBI. He's struck out 87 times and has walked on 27 occasions. Eric Hosmer is hitting .272 and he has an OBP of .337. He has collected 151 hits so far while he's scored 75 runs and drove in 91. He has earned a walk 55 times and has punched out 119 times. The Royals as a unit have 1,314 base hits, including 240 doubles and 132 homers. They have 105 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 30 times. Kansas City as a team has walked 355 times this year and they have struck out 1,106 times. They've had 966 men left on base and have an OPS of .710. They score 4.11 runs per game and have totaled 604 runs so far this season.
Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 69-71-7 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago White Sox are 75-72-0 against the run line so far this season
Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 68-71-8 against the over/under so far this season
The Kansas City Royals are 77-70-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Chicago White Sox
08/03/16 CF Charlie Tilson Hamstring 15-day DL (8/3)
07/27/16 2B Brett Lawrie Hamstring 15-day DL (7/22)
07/01/16 3B Matt Davidson Foot 60-day DL (6/30)
06/21/16 P Zach Putnam Elbow 15-day DL (6/21)
06/10/16 CF Austin Jackson Knee 15-day DL (6/10)
05/06/16 P Jacob Petricka Hip 60-day DL (5/2)
Kansas City Royals
09/11/16 CF Lorenzo Cain Wrist out indefinitely
08/31/16 P Chien-Ming Wang Bicep 15-day DL (8/31)
07/29/16 P Luke Hochevar Shoulder 60-day DL (7/25)
07/19/16 P Kris Medlen Shoulder 60-day DL (5/11)
05/26/16 3B Mike Moustakas Knee 60-day DL (5/23); out for season
04/10/16 P Mike Minor Shoulder 60-day DL (3/15); out for season
04/04/16 P Tim Collins Elbow 60-day DL; out for season
03/31/16 P Jason Vargas Elbow 60-day DL (3/15)
Josh's Pick: Take the Royals
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