Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox 8/12/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 12, 2017
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Ian Kennedy vs. James Shields
U.S. Cellular Field is the site of the matchup between the Kansas City Royals and the Chicago White Sox on Saturday, August 12, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Ian Kennedy for the Royals and James Shields for the White Sox.
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Kansas City opens at -155 while Chicago opens at +145. The Royals have a 53-56-5 over/under record and a 58-56-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 58-54-0 against the run line and have a 54-54-4 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 53-56-5 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 58-56-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 54-54-4 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 58-54-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
08/10/17 P Trevor Cahill Shoulder 10-day DL (08/10)
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 10-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 57-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ian Kennedy has a 4-8 record with an earned run average of 4.83 and a WHIP of 1.23. He has 97 strikeouts over his 113.2 innings pitched and he's given up 94 hits. He allows 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.05 and they have given up 375 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 351 hitters and walked 165 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 4.33. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1,022 base hits and 490 earned runs. They have allowed 127 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 366 batters and struck out 861. 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 4.25.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .255, good for 16th in the league. The Royals hold a .418 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .293 with an on-base percentage of .356. He has 123 hits this season in 420 at bats with 36 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .443 and an OPS+ of 110. Eric Hosmer is hitting .312 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .371. He has totaled 137 hits and he has driven in 61 men in 439 at bats. His OPS+ is 125 while his slugging percentage is at .490. The Royals have 995 hits, including 180 doubles and 141 home runs. Kansas City has walked 272 times so far this season and they have struck out 853 times as a unit. They have left 708 men on base and have a team OPS of .725. They score 4.37 runs per contest and have scored a total of 498 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 44-68 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.03, James Shields has a 2-4 record and a 1.60 WHIP. He has 50 strikeouts over the 62.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 69 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.87 and they have given up 339 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 389 batters and walked 161 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.62. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 975 base knocks and 505 earned runs this season. They have given up 168 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 429 hitters and struck out 856 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 5.06.
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 15th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup batting .286 with an OBP of .341. He has 127 hits this year along with 68 RBI in 444 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .498 with an OPS+ of 124. Tim Anderson is hitting .239 this season and he has an OBP of .258. He has collected 96 hits in 402 at bats while driving in 35 runs. He has an OPS+ of 68 and a slugging percentage of .371. The White Sox as a unit have 977 base hits, including 174 doubles and 124 homers. Chicago has walked 280 times this year and they have struck out on 952 occasions. They have had 732 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They have scored 4.31 runs per game and totaled 483 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the White Sox +145
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