Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals 9/11/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, September 11, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Reynaldo Lopez vs. Jason Hammel
The Chicago White Sox visit Kauffman Stadium on Monday, September 11, 2017 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Reynaldo Lopez for the White Sox and Jason Hammel for the Royals.
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The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at +185 and Kansas City at -200. The White Sox have a 67-69-5 over/under record and a 72-69-0 run line mark. The Royals are 67-74-0 against the run line and have a 67-68-6 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 67-69-5 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 72-69-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 67-68-6 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 67-74-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
09/08/17 P Carlos Rodon Shoulder 10-day DL (09/08)
09/07/17 P Jake Petricka Elbow 10-day DL (09/05)
09/04/17 P James Shields Knee left last game, "?" for next scheduled start
09/02/17 CF Leury Garcia Thumb 10-day DL (09/02)
08/01/17 LF Willy Garcia Concussion 10-day DL (08/01)
06/28/17 P Zach Putnam Elbow 60-day DL (04/23)
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
09/08/17 P Ian Kennedy Shoulder "?" for next scheduled start
08/30/17 P Brian Flynn Groin 10-day DL (08/30)
08/26/17 P Danny Duffy Elbow 10-day DL (08/26)
08/19/17 P Neftali Feliz Elbow 10-day DL (08/19)
08/18/17 P Joakim Soria Oblique 10-day DL (08/16)
06/26/17 P Nathan Karns Forearm 60-day DL (05/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 55-86 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Reynaldo Lopez has a 0-3 record with an earned run average of 4.84 and a WHIP of 1.34. He has 21 strikeouts over his 22.1 innings pitched and he's given up 20 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have given up 444 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 457 hitters and walked 216 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.87. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,226 base hits and 670 earned runs. They have allowed 218 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 562 batters and struck out 1,064. They have walked 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 5.22.
As a team Chicago is hitting .254, good for 17th in the league. The White Sox hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .300 with an on-base percentage of .351. He has 164 hits this season in 547 at bats with 87 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .545 and an OPS+ of 137. Tim Anderson is hitting .249 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .268. He has totaled 125 hits and he has driven in 49 men in 503 at bats. His OPS+ is 78 while his slugging percentage is at .406. The White Sox have 1,215 hits, including 220 doubles and 166 home runs. Chicago has walked 351 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,211 times as a unit. They have left 910 men on base and have a team OPS of .731. They score 4.28 runs per contest and have scored a total of 604 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 70-71 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.73, Jason Hammel has a 8-10 record and a 1.34 WHIP. He has 125 strikeouts over the 161.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 174 hits. He allows 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.31 and they have given up 479 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 438 batters and walked 214 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.63. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,285 base knocks and 646 earned runs this season. They have given up 177 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 454 hitters and struck out 1,060 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.48.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 11th in the league. The Royals hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Lorenzo Cain comes into this matchup batting .298 with an OBP of .361. He has 155 hits this year along with 46 RBI in 520 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .446 with an OPS+ of 112. Eric Hosmer is hitting .323 this season and he has an OBP of .389. He has collected 171 hits in 530 at bats while driving in 84 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .509. The Royals as a unit have 1,251 base hits, including 221 doubles and 172 homers. Kansas City has walked 341 times this year and they have struck out on 1,025 occasions. They have had 882 men left on base and have an OPS of .732. They have scored 4.36 runs per game and totaled 615 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox +185
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