Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals 4/26/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, April 26, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Lucas Giolito vs. Jakob Junis
Kauffman Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals on Thursday, April 26, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Lucas Giolito for the White Sox and Jakob Junis for the Royals.
Chicago opens at +131 while Kansas City opens at -141. The White Sox have a 11-8-1 over/under record and a 9-11-0 run line mark. The Royals are 8-13-0 against the run line and have a 8-12-1 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 11-8-1 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 9-11-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 8-12-1 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 8-13-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
04/24/18 P Danny Farquhar Head 60-day DL (04/21)
04/24/18 RF Avisail Garcia Hamstring is "?" Wednesday vs Seattle Mariners
04/23/18 P Miguel Gonzalez Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (04/23)
03/29/18 P Carlos Rodon Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 C Kevan Smith Ankle 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
04/25/18 P Justin Grimm Back 10-day DL (04/22)
04/24/18 P Ian Kennedy Foot left last start, is "?" for next start
03/30/18 SS Adalberto Mondesi Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Nathan Karns Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 CF Bubba Starling Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jesse Hahn Elbow 60-day DL (03/06)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 5-15 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lucas Giolito has a 0-3 record with an earned run average of 9.00 and a WHIP of 1.85 this year. He has 9 strikeouts over his 20 innings pitched and he's given up 18 hits. He's allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.47 and they have given up 89 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .277 against the bullpen and they've struck out 88 hitters and walked 41 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.83. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 188 base hits and 117 earned runs. They have allowed 20 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 102 batters and struck out 151. They have walked 5.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.61 and their FIP as a unit is 4.80.
As a team Chicago is hitting .237, good for 16th in the league. The White Sox hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .293 with an on-base percentage of .356. He has 24 hits this season in 82 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .549 and an OPS+ of 150. Tim Anderson is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .329. He has totaled 20 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 75 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .440. The White Sox have 163 hits, including 30 doubles and 24 home runs. Chicago has walked 62 times so far this season and they have struck out 197 times as a unit. They have left 145 men on base and have a team OPS of .711. They score 3.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 74 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 5-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.03, Jakob Junis has a 3-1 record and a 0.75 WHIP this season. He has 20 strikeouts over the 26.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 15 hits. He allows 5.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.26 and they have given up 76 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .287 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 50 batters and walked 36 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.23. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 187 base knocks and 107 earned runs this season. They have given up 26 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 74 hitters and struck out 143 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.84.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 15th in the league. The Royals hold a .359 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Whit Merrifield comes into this matchup batting .253 with an OBP of .323. He has 21 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 83 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .398 with an OPS+ of 98. Mike Moustakas is hitting .307 this season and he has an OBP of .337. He has collected 27 hits in 88 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 150 and a slugging percentage of .591. The Royals as a unit have 169 base hits, including 29 doubles and 17 homers. Kansas City has walked 64 times this year and they have struck out on 151 occasions. They have had 151 men left on base and have an OPS of .666. They have scored 3.33 runs per game and totaled 70 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Royals -141
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