Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox 9/22/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 22, 2017
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Jason Hammel vs. Reynaldo Lopez
The Kansas City Royals visit U.S. Cellular Field on Friday, September 22, 2017 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Jason Hammel for the Royals and Reynaldo Lopez for the White Sox.
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The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at -133 and Chicago at +123. The Royals have a 71-74-6 over/under record and a 72-79-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 80-71-0 against the run line and have a 71-74-6 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 71-74-6 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 72-79-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 71-74-6 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 80-71-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
9/1/2017 D.J. Burt 2B Undisclosed Out for the season
9/1/2017 Xavier Fernandez C Undisclosed Out for the season
9/1/2017 Brian Flynn RP Groin Out for the season
9/1/2017 Elier Hernandez RF Undisclosed Out for the season
9/1/2017 Chase Vallot C Undisclosed Out for the season
9/1/2017 Chris Withrow RP Undisclosed Out for the season
9/1/2017 Kyle Zimmer SP Arm Out for the season
8/26/2017 Bubba Starling CF Oblique Out for the season
8/22/2017 Miguel Almonte RP Shoulder Out for the season
8/20/2017 Nate Karns SP Forearm Out for the season
8/12/2017 Ashe Russell P Personal Out for the season
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
9/20/2017 Ryan Cordell CF Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/20/2017 Avisail Garcia RF Illness Probable for Sep 21
9/20/2017 Rymer Liriano RF Paternity List Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/20/2017 Jake Petricka RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/20/2017 Geovany Soto C Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/19/2017 Leury Garcia CF Thumb Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
9/15/2017 Tyler Danish SP Shoulder Probable for Sep 21
9/8/2017 Carlos Rodon SP Shoulder Out for the season
8/29/2017 Charlie Tilson CF Ankle Out for the season
7/24/2017 Zack Burdi RP Elbow Out for the season
7/13/2017 Nate Jones RP Elbow Out for the season
6/28/2017 Zach Putnam RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 74-77 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jason Hammel has a 8-12 record with an earned run average of 5.05 and a WHIP of 1.41. He has 135 strikeouts over his 171 innings pitched and he's given up 195 hits. He allows 10.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.31 and they have given up 519 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 470 hitters and walked 228 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.6. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1,381 base hits and 686 earned runs. They have allowed 184 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 480 batters and struck out 1,130. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.44.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .260, good for 11th in the league. The Royals hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Eric Hosmer is hitting .323 with an on-base percentage of .389. He has 183 hits this season in 567 at bats with 89 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .506 and an OPS+ of 135. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .301 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 165 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 549 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .443. The Royals have 1,349 base hits, including 242 doubles and 183 homers. Kansas City has walked 366 times so far this year and they have struck out 1,092 times as a team. They have left 946 runners on base and have a team OPS of .735. They tally 4.4 runs per contest and have totaled 665 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 60-91 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.84, Reynaldo Lopez has a 2-3 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 23 strikeouts over the 35.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 35 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.47 and they have given up 470 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 473 batters and walked 221 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.85. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,309 base knocks and 713 earned runs this season. They have given up 231 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 590 hitters and struck out 1,118 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 5.22.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 14th in the league. The White Sox hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Tim Anderson comes into this matchup batting .263 with an OBP of .281. He has 144 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 548 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .412 with an OPS+ of 84. Jose Abreu is hitting .304 this season and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 178 hits in 586 at bats while driving in 98 runs. He has an OPS+ of 140 and a slugging percentage of .549. The White Sox as a team have 1,329 base knocks, including 238 doubles and 175 home runs. Chicago has walked 375 times this season and they have struck out 1,303 times. They have had 991 runners left on base and have an OPS of .735. They have scored 4.4 runs per contest and totaled 664 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Royals -133
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