Tuesday, May 2, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Quintana vs. Danny Duffy
Kauffman Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jose Quintana for the White Sox and Danny Duffy for the Royals.
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Chicago opens at +120 while Kansas City opens at -130. The White Sox have a 10-12-1 over/under record and a 14-9-0 run line mark. The Royals are 8-15-0 against the run line and have a 8-13-2 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 10-12-1 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 14-9-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 8-13-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 8-15-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
04/30/17 DH Avisail Garcia Groin left last game, "?" Monday vs. Kansas City Royals
04/25/17 P Zach Putnam Elbow 10-day DL (04/23)
04/23/17 CF Charlie Tilson Foot 60-day DL (3/30)
04/21/17 P James Shields Back 10-day DL (4/18)
04/06/17 P Jake Petricka Arm 10-day DL (4/5)
03/31/17 P Carlos Rodon Arm 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
04/02/17 3B Hunter Dozier Oblique 60-day DL (4/2)
04/02/17 LF Jorge Soler Oblique 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Brian Flynn Ribs 60-day DL
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 13-10 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Quintana has a 1-4 record with an earned run average of 5.22 and a WHIP of 1.47. He has 30 strikeouts over his 29.1 innings pitched and he's given up 29 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.94 and they have given up 47 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .181 against the bullpen and they've struck out 89 hitters and walked 25 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.11. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 170 base hits and 71 earned runs. They have allowed 26 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 82 batters and struck out 188. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 4.14.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .239, good for 22nd in the league. The White Sox hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .280 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 23 hits this season in 82 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .439 and an OPS+ of 124. Avisail Garcia is hitting .368 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .409. He has totaled 32 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 87 at bats. His OPS+ is 191 while his slugging percentage is at .621. The White Sox have 184 hits, including 36 doubles and 23 home runs. Chicago has walked 58 times so far this season and they have struck out 194 times as a unit. They have left 138 men on base and have a team OPS of .690. They score 4.26 runs per contest and have scored a total of 98 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 7-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.81, Danny Duffy has a 2-1 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 24 strikeouts over the 32 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 27 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.67 and they have given up 72 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 59 batters and walked 40 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.19. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 188 base knocks and 96 earned runs this season. They have given up 20 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 88 hitters and struck out 175 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 3.95.
As a team, they are batting .210, good for 30th in the league. The Royals hold a .336 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .270, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.0 hits per contest. Lorenzo Cain comes into this matchup batting .272 with an OBP of .385. He has 22 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 81 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .358 with an OPS+ of 111. Salvador Perez is hitting .272 this season and he has an OBP of .294. He has collected 22 hits in 81 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 128 and a slugging percentage of .543. The Royals as a unit have 161 base hits, including 20 doubles and 24 homers. Kansas City has walked 57 times this year and they have struck out on 183 occasions. They have had 141 men left on base and have an OPS of .605. They have scored 2.74 runs per game and totaled 63 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Royals -130
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