Monday, April 24, 2017
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Jason Vargas vs. Miguel Gonzalez
U.S. Cellular Field is the site of the matchup between the Kansas City Royals and the Chicago White Sox on Monday, April 24, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jason Vargas for the Royals and Miguel Gonzalez for the White Sox.
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Kansas City opens at -122 while Chicago opens at +112. The Royals have a 4-11-2 over/under record and a 8-9-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 8-8-0 against the run line and have a 5-11-0 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 4-11-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 8-9-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 5-11-0 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 8-8-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
04/22/17 C Salvador Perez Neck "?" Sunday vs. Texas Rangers
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
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
04/23/17 CF Charlie Tilson Foot 60-day DL (3/30)
04/22/17 LF Melky Cabrera Hand left last game, "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland Indians
04/22/17 P Zach Putnam Elbow left last game, "?" for next scheduled start
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 7-10 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jason Vargas has a 3-0 record with an earned run average of 0.44 and a WHIP of 0.77. He has 23 strikeouts over his 20.2 innings pitched and he's given up 14 hits. He allows 6.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 0.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.04 and they have given up 41 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the bullpen and they've struck out 41 hitters and walked 33 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 3.17. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 122 base hits and 55 earned runs. They have allowed 13 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 71 batters and struck out 129. They have walked 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.73.
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As a team Kansas City is hitting .209, good for 28th in the league. The Royals hold a .324 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .274, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 6.9 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .333 with an on-base percentage of .452. He has 20 hits this season in 60 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .400 and an OPS+ of 145. Salvador Perez is hitting .258 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .277. He has totaled 16 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 62 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .516. The Royals have 117 hits, including 15 doubles and 16 home runs. Kansas City has walked 47 times so far this season and they have struck out 136 times as a unit. They have left 105 men on base and have a team OPS of .598. They score 2.59 runs per contest and have scored a total of 44 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 7-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.84, Miguel Gonzalez has a 2-0 record and a 1.37 WHIP. He has 15 strikeouts over the 19 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 19 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.72 and they have given up 31 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .172 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 61 batters and walked 19 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.15. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 116 base knocks and 50 earned runs this season. They have given up 21 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 60 hitters and struck out 128 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 4.35.
As a team, they are batting .205, good for 30th in the league. The White Sox hold a .330 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .265, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 6.7 hits per contest. Matt Davidson comes into this matchup batting .324 with an OBP of .333. He has 11 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 34 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .676 with an OPS+ of 187. Avisail Garcia is hitting .379 this season and he has an OBP of .438. He has collected 22 hits in 58 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 197 and a slugging percentage of .586. The White Sox as a unit have 107 base hits, including 22 doubles and 13 homers. Chicago has walked 36 times this year and they have struck out on 135 occasions. They have had 87 men left on base and have an OPS of .595. They have scored 3.06 runs per game and totaled 49 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox +112
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