Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals 9/13/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Lucas Giolito vs. Eric Skoglund
The Chicago White Sox visit Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are Lucas Giolito for the White Sox and Eric Skoglund 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 68-69-6 over/under record and a 74-69-0 run line mark. The Royals are 68-75-0 against the run line and have a 69-68-6 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 68-69-6 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 74-69-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 69-68-6 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 68-75-0 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)
09/02/17 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 57-86 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lucas Giolito has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 2.84 and a WHIP of 0.91. He has 23 strikeouts over his 25.1 innings pitched and he's given up 15 hits. He allows 5.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 446 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 458 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 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.83. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,240 base hits and 674 earned runs. They have allowed 220 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 565 batters and struck out 1,078. They have walked 4 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 5.20.
As a team Chicago is hitting .256, good for 15th in the league. The White Sox hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .306 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 170 hits this season in 555 at bats with 92 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .564 and an OPS+ of 143. Tim Anderson is hitting .252 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .271. He has totaled 129 hits and he has driven in 50 men in 512 at bats. His OPS+ is 80 while his slugging percentage is at .408. The White Sox have 1,245 hits, including 225 doubles and 169 home runs. Chicago has walked 355 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,232 times as a unit. They have left 925 men on base and have a team OPS of .736. They score 4.36 runs per contest and have scored a total of 623 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 71-72 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 10.29, Eric Skoglund has a 1-2 record and a 2.36 WHIP. He has 11 strikeouts over the 14 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 23 hits. He allows 14.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.31 and they have given up 483 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 441 batters and walked 216 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.64. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,310 base knocks and 656 earned runs this season. They have given up 179 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 460 hitters and struck out 1,080 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 4.47.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 10th in the league. The Royals hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, 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 .300 with an OBP of .361. He has 158 hits this year along with 47 RBI in 527 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .446 with an OPS+ of 112. Eric Hosmer is hitting .328 this season and he has an OBP of .393. He has collected 176 hits in 537 at bats while driving in 85 runs. He has an OPS+ of 138 and a slugging percentage of .516. The Royals as a unit have 1,277 base hits, including 228 doubles and 174 homers. Kansas City has walked 344 times this year and they have struck out on 1,034 occasions. They have had 894 men left on base and have an OPS of .735. They have scored 4.4 runs per game and totaled 629 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox +145
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