Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox 8/11/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 11, 2017
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Duffy vs. Reynaldo Lopez
The Kansas City Royals visit U.S. Cellular Field on Friday, August 11, 2017 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Danny Duffy for the Royals and Reynaldo Lopez for the White Sox.
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The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at -160 and Chicago at +150. The Royals have a 52-56-5 over/under record and a 58-55-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 57-54-0 against the run line and have a 54-53-4 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 52-56-5 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 58-55-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 54-53-4 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 57-54-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
08/06/17 C Salvador Perez Side 10-day DL (08/05)
06/26/17 P Nathan Karns Forearm 60-day DL (05/21)
06/02/17 RF Paulo Orlando Shin 60-day DL (06/01)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
08/08/17 3B Matt Davidson Wrist 10-day DL (08/04)
08/01/17 LF Willy Garcia Concussion 7-day DL (08/01)
06/28/17 P Zach Putnam Elbow 60-day DL (04/23)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 57-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Danny Duffy has a 7-7 record with an earned run average of 3.48 and a WHIP of 1.28. He has 93 strikeouts over his 113.2 innings pitched and he's given up 114 hits. He allows 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 369 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 349 hitters and walked 161 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.3. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1013 base hits and 483 earned runs. They have allowed 126 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 361 batters and struck out 852. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.24.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .254, good for 16th in the league. The Royals hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Eric Hosmer is hitting .314 with an on-base percentage of .370. He has 137 hits this season in 436 at bats with 61 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .493 and an OPS+ of 126. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .287 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 119 hits and he has driven in 36 men in 415 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .436. The Royals have 983 hits, including 178 doubles and 141 home runs. Kansas City has walked 267 times so far this season and they have struck out 846 times as a unit. They have left 699 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 4.35 runs per contest and have scored a total of 492 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 43-68 overall mark this year. Reynaldo Lopez is expected to make his season debut for the White Sox. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.90 and they have given up 336 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 386 batters and walked 160 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.66. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 963 base knocks and 503 earned runs this season. They have given up 167 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 428 hitters and struck out 849 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 5.08.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 14th in the league. The White Sox hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Tim Anderson comes into this matchup batting .242 with an OBP of .262. He has 96 hits this year along with 35 RBI in 397 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .375 with an OPS+ of 70. Jose Abreu is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 127 hits in 439 at bats while driving in 68 runs. He has an OPS+ of 126 and a slugging percentage of .503. The White Sox as a unit have 966 base hits, including 172 doubles and 123 homers. Chicago has walked 276 times this year and they have struck out on 938 occasions. They have had 718 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They have scored 4.32 runs per game and totaled 480 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the White Sox +150
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