Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals 7/21/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, July 21, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: James Shields vs. Ian Kennedy
Kauffman Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals on Friday, July 21, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are James Shields for the White Sox and Ian Kennedy for the Royals.
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Chicago opens at +174 while Kansas City opens at -185. The White Sox have a 46-43-3 over/under record and a 48-44-0 run line mark. The Royals are 48-45-0 against the run line and have a 42-46-5 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 46-43-3 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 48-44-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 42-46-5 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 48-45-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
7/19/2017 Roberto Pena C Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 26
7/18/2017 Jake Petricka RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
7/16/2017 Leury Garcia CF Finger Expected to be out until at least Jul 21
7/15/2017 Dylan Covey SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 8
7/15/2017 Luis Robert CF Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 29
7/14/2017 Zack Burdi RP Elbow Out for the season
7/13/2017 Nate Jones RP Elbow Out for the season
6/30/2017 Charlie Tilson CF Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
6/28/2017 Zach Putnam RP Elbow Out for the season
5/15/2017 Geovany Soto C Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 8
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
7/20/2017 Kelvin Herrera RP Illness Probable for Jul 20
7/16/2017 Raul Mondesi 2B Back Probable for Jul 20
7/15/2017 Bubba Starling CF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 11
7/14/2017 Xavier Fernandez C Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 21
7/14/2017 Elier Hernandez RF Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 21
7/14/2017 Nolan Watson SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 21
7/8/2017 Cheslor Cuthbert 3B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
7/8/2017 Nate Karns SP Forearm Out for the season
7/8/2017 Ashe Russell P Personal Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
7/8/2017 Matt Strahm RP Knee Out for the season
7/7/2017 Chris Withrow RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Jul 21
6/10/2017 Hunter Dozier RF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
6/1/2017 Paulo Orlando RF Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 38-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher James Shields has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 5.10 and a WHIP of 1.49. He has 31 strikeouts over his 42.1 innings pitched and he's given up 41 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.82. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have given up 273 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 332 hitters and walked 127 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.56. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 784 base hits and 408 earned runs. They have allowed 129 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 341 batters and struck out 714. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.83.
As a team Chicago is hitting .257, good for 14th in the league. The White Sox hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Avisail Garcia is hitting .313 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 100 hits this season in 319 at bats with 54 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .508 and an OPS+ of 133. Jose Abreu is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .343. He has totaled 106 hits and he has driven in 59 men in 364 at bats. His OPS+ is 128 while his slugging percentage is at .508. The White Sox have 805 hits, including 140 doubles and 104 home runs. Chicago has walked 231 times so far this season and they have struck out 760 times as a unit. They have left 590 men on base and have a team OPS of .729. They score 4.45 runs per contest and have scored a total of 409 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 46-47 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.32, Ian Kennedy has a 3-6 record and a 1.15 WHIP. He has 82 strikeouts over the 93.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 71 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.10 and they have given up 300 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 289 batters and walked 133 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.28. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 821 base knocks and 394 earned runs this season. They have given up 107 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 300 hitters and struck out 712 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.28.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 21st in the league. The Royals hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Mike Moustakas comes into this matchup batting .269 with an OBP of .301. He has 90 hits this year along with 56 RBI in 334 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .542 with an OPS+ of 117. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .268 this season and he has an OBP of .342. He has collected 91 hits in 339 at bats while driving in 31 runs. He has an OPS+ of 102 and a slugging percentage of .422. The Royals as a unit have 783 base hits, including 151 doubles and 110 homers. Kansas City has walked 220 times this year and they have struck out on 701 occasions. They have had 578 men left on base and have an OPS of .709. They have scored 4.06 runs per game and totaled 378 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Royals -185
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