Thursday, May 4, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Derek Holland vs. Ian Kennedy
The Chicago White Sox visit Kauffman Stadium on Thursday, May 4, 2017 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Derek Holland for the White Sox and Ian Kennedy for the Royals.
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The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +120 and Kansas City at -130. The White Sox have a 10-14-1 over/under record and a 15-10-0 run line mark. The Royals are 9-16-0 against the run line and have a 8-15-2 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 10-14-1 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 15-10-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 8-15-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 9-16-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
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 14-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Derek Holland has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 2.17 and a WHIP of 1.14. He has 23 strikeouts over his 29 innings pitched and he's given up 22 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.88 and they have given up 47 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .177 against the bullpen and they've struck out 90 hitters and walked 27 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.24. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 179 base hits and 77 earned runs. They have allowed 28 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 86 batters and struck out 190. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 4.24.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .235, good for 23rd in the league. The White Sox hold a .381 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .330. He has 23 hits this season in 86 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .419 and an OPS+ of 114. 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 192 while his slugging percentage is at .621. The White Sox have 189 hits, including 36 doubles and 23 home runs. Chicago has walked 62 times so far this season and they have struck out 200 times as a unit. They have left 146 men on base and have a team OPS of .679. They score 4.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 99 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 8-17 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.30, Ian Kennedy has a 0-2 record and a 0.99 WHIP. He has 28 strikeouts over the 31.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 17 hits. He allows 4.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.18 and they have given up 73 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 66 batters and walked 42 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.06. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 193 base knocks and 97 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 92 hitters and struck out 181 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 3.89.
As a team, they are batting .214, good for 30th in the league. The Royals hold a .344 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .275, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.1 hits per contest. Lorenzo Cain comes into this matchup batting .265 with an OBP of .390. He has 22 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 83 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .349 with an OPS+ of 109. Salvador Perez is hitting .271 this season and he has an OBP of .292. He has collected 23 hits in 85 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .529. The Royals as a unit have 170 base hits, including 22 doubles and 26 homers. Kansas City has walked 61 times this year and they have struck out on 185 occasions. They have had 147 men left on base and have an OPS of .619. They have scored 2.88 runs per game and totaled 69 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Royals -130
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