Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox 9/23/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 23, 2017
U.S. Cellular Field
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Duffy vs. Dylan Covey
The Kansas City Royals head to U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday, September 23, 2017 to take on the Chicago White Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Danny Duffy for the Royals and Dylan Covey for the White Sox.
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The odds for this matchup have Kansas City at -153 and Chicago at +143. The Royals have a 71-75-6 over/under mark and a 73-79-0 run line record. The White Sox are 81-71-0 against the run line and have a 71-75-6 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 71-75-6 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 73-79-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 71-75-6 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 81-71-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
08/30/17 P Brian Flynn Groin 10-day DL (08/30)
08/19/17 P Neftali Feliz Elbow 10-day DL (08/19)
06/26/17 P Nathan Karns Forearm 60-day DL (05/21)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
09/08/17 P Carlos Rodon Shoulder 10-day DL (09/08)
09/07/17 P Jake Petricka Elbow 10-day DL (09/05)
09/02/17 CF Leury Garcia Thumb 10-day DL (09/02)
06/28/17 P Zach Putnam Elbow 60-day DL (04/23)
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 75-77 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Danny Duffy has a 8-9 record with an earned run average of 3.71 and a WHIP of 1.21. He has 124 strikeouts over his 136 innings pitched and he's given up 129 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 519 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 473 hitters and walked 228 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.57. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1,383 base hits and 686 earned runs. They have allowed 184 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 483 batters and struck out 1,140. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.42.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .260, good for 11th in the league. The Royals hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Eric Hosmer is hitting .320 with an on-base percentage of .387. He has 183 hits this season in 571 at bats with 89 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .503 and an OPS+ of 134. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .302 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .365. He has totaled 167 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 553 at bats. His OPS+ is 113 while his slugging percentage is at .443. The Royals have 1,357 base hits, including 242 doubles and 183 homers. Kansas City has walked 368 times so far this year and they have struck out 1,099 times as a team. They have left 953 runners on base and have a team OPS of .733. They tally 4.38 runs per contest and have totaled 666 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 61-91 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 8.18, Dylan Covey has a 0-6 record and a 1.80 WHIP. He has 33 strikeouts over the 58.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 74 hits. He allows 11.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 473 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 481 batters and walked 225 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 4.82. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,312 base knocks and 714 earned runs this season. They have given up 232 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 596 hitters and struck out 1,126 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 5.22.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 15th in the league. The White Sox hold a .419 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 .280. He has 145 hits this year along with 54 RBI in 552 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .417 with an OPS+ of 85. Jose Abreu is hitting .303 this season and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 179 hits in 590 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 1,335 base knocks, including 239 doubles and 176 home runs. Chicago has walked 378 times this season and they have struck out 1,313 times. They have had 995 runners left on base and have an OPS of .734. They have scored 4.39 runs per contest and totaled 667 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals -153
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