Wednesday, April 26, 2017
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Nate Karns vs. Jose Quintana
The Kansas City Royals visit U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Nate Karns for the Royals and Jose Quintana for the White Sox.
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The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +125 and Chicago at -135. The Royals have a 5-12-2 over/under record and a 8-11-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 10-8-0 against the run line and have a 6-11-1 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 5-12-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 8-11-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 6-11-1 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 10-8-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
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 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 7-12 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Nate Karns has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 6.35 and a WHIP of 1.53. He has 14 strikeouts over his 17 innings pitched and he's given up 17 hits. He allows 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.90 and they have given up 54 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 48 hitters and walked 36 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 146 base hits and 71 earned runs. They have allowed 16 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 77 batters and struck out 146. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 3.86.
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As a team Kansas City is hitting .199, good for 30th in the league. The Royals hold a .315 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .261, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 6.5 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .313 with an on-base percentage of .429. He has 20 hits this season in 64 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .375 and an OPS+ of 130. Salvador Perez is hitting .246 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .265. He has totaled 16 hits and he has driven in 8 men in 65 at bats. His OPS+ is 108 while his slugging percentage is at .492. The Royals have 124 hits, including 16 doubles and 18 home runs. Kansas City has walked 49 times so far this season and they have struck out 151 times as a unit. They have left 111 men on base and have a team OPS of .577. They score 2.47 runs per contest and have scored a total of 47 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 9-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.17, Jose Quintana has a 0-4 record and a 1.54 WHIP. He has 20 strikeouts over the 23.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 24 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.76 and they have given up 34 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .174 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 67 batters and walked 21 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 6.9 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 2.91. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 124 base knocks and 52 earned runs this season. They have given up 22 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 66 hitters and struck out 145 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 4.22.
As a team, they are batting .223, good for 26th in the league. The White Sox hold a .348 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .285, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.3 hits per contest. Matt Davidson comes into this matchup batting .368 with an OBP of .375. He has 14 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 38 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .789 with an OPS+ of 229. Avisail Garcia is hitting .364 this season and he has an OBP of .417. He has collected 24 hits in 66 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 183 and a slugging percentage of .561. The White Sox as a unit have 132 base hits, including 26 doubles and 14 homers. Chicago has walked 44 times this year and they have struck out on 158 occasions. They have had 103 men left on base and have an OPS of .633. They have scored 3.72 runs per game and totaled 67 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Royals +125
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