Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals 7/23/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, July 23, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Derek Holland vs. Travis Wood
The Chicago White Sox visit Kauffman Stadium on Sunday, July 23, 2017 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Derek Holland for the White Sox and Travis Wood for the Royals.
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The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +145 and Kansas City at -155. The White Sox have a 47-43-3 over/under record and a 49-44-0 run line mark. The Royals are 49-46-0 against the run line and have a 44-46-5 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 47-43-3 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 49-44-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 44-46-5 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 49-46-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
06/28/17 P Zach Putnam Elbow 60-day DL (04/23)
06/19/17 CF Leury Garcia Finger 10-day DL (06/16)
05/26/17 P Dylan Covey Oblique 10-day DL (05/26)
05/15/17 C Geovany Soto Elbow 60-day DL (05/08)
05/04/17 P Nate Jones Elbow 10-day DL (05/01)
04/23/17 CF Charlie Tilson Foot 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
07/22/17 1B Eric Hosmer Personal is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday vs. Chicago White Sox
07/01/17 P Matt Strahm Knee 10-day DL (07/01)
06/26/17 P Nathan Karns Forearm 60-day DL (05/21)
06/02/17 RF Paulo Orlando Shin 60-day DL (06/01)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 38-55 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Derek Holland has a 5-9 record with an earned run average of 5.09 and a WHIP of 1.50. He has 81 strikeouts over his 97.1 innings pitched and he's given up 107 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.88 and they have given up 277 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 336 hitters and walked 129 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 783 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 15th 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. Jose Abreu is hitting .291 with an on-base percentage of .343. He has 106 hits this season in 364 at bats with 59 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .508 and an OPS+ of 128. Avisail Garcia is hitting .313 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 100 hits and he has driven in 54 men in 319 at bats. His OPS+ is 132 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 48-47 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.81, Travis Wood has a 1-3 record and a 1.84 WHIP. He has 25 strikeouts over the 37 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 49 hits. He allows 11.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 307 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 299 batters and walked 136 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 4.27. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 833 base knocks and 398 earned runs this season. They have given up 107 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 302 hitters and struck out 719 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 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 4.26.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 20th in the league. The Royals hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Lorenzo Cain comes into this matchup batting .265 with an OBP of .339. He has 91 hits this year along with 30 RBI in 343 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .417 with an OPS+ of 100. Eric Hosmer is hitting .315 this season and he has an OBP of .372. He has collected 113 hits in 359 at bats while driving in 46 runs. He has an OPS+ of 128 and a slugging percentage of .493. The Royals as a unit have 801 base hits, including 154 doubles and 112 homers. Kansas City has walked 222 times this year and they have struck out on 709 occasions. They have had 586 men left on base and have an OPS of .714. They have scored 4.19 runs per game and totaled 394 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Royals -155
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