Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals 9/11/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Dylan Covey vs. Eric Skoglund
The Chicago White Sox head to Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 to take on the Kansas City Royals. The expected starting pitchers are Dylan Covey for the White Sox and Eric Skoglund for the Royals.
The odds for this matchup have Chicago at +127 and Kansas City at -137. The White Sox have a 68-69-6 over/under mark and a 75-68-0 run line record. The Royals are 65-77-0 against the run line and have a 61-72-9 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 68-69-6 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 75-68-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 61-72-9 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 65-77-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
09/09/18 P Michael Kopech Elbow 60-day DL (09/09)
08/21/18 1B Jose Abreu Ribs 10-day DL (08/22)
08/21/18 CF Leury Garcia Ribs 10-day DL (08/21)
06/14/18 P Nate Jones Arm 60-day DL (06/14)
04/24/18 P Danny Farquhar Head 60-day DL (04/21)
04/23/18 P Miguel Gonzalez Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (04/23)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
09/05/18 P Danny Duffy Shoulder is out for season
07/31/18 3B Cheslor Cuthbert Back 60-day DL (05/16)
06/27/18 P Justin Grimm Shoulder 10-day DL (06/24)
06/17/18 LF Jorge Soler Foot 60-day DL (06/16)
05/27/18 P Eric Skoglund Arm 60-day DL (05/26)
03/30/18 P Nathan Karns Elbow 60-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 56-87 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dylan Covey has a 5-12 record with an earned run average of 5.44 and a WHIP of 1.53 this year. He has 72 strikeouts over his 99.1 innings pitched and he's given up 109 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.52 and they have given up 478 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 516 hitters and walked 217 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.8. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,229 base hits and 677 earned runs. They have allowed 176 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 570 batters and struck out 1,121. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.72.
As a team Chicago is hitting .244, good for 19th in the league. The White Sox hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Tim Anderson is hitting .249 with an on-base percentage of .292. He has 127 hits this season in 510 at bats with 59 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .420 and an OPS+ of 94. Carlos Sanchez is hitting .251 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .319. He has totaled 131 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 521 at bats. His OPS+ is 94 while his slugging percentage is at .382. The White Sox have 1,187 hits, including 236 doubles and 161 home runs. Chicago has walked 371 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,384 times as a unit. They have left 913 men on base and have a team OPS of .711. They score 4.13 runs per contest and have scored a total of 590 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 47-95 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.45, Eric Skoglund has a 1-5 record and a 1.39 WHIP this season. He has 40 strikeouts over the 51.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 57 hits. He allows 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.29. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.17 and they have given up 503 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 382 batters and walked 215 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.1. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,342 base knocks and 708 earned runs this season. They have given up 183 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 495 hitters and struck out 1,020 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 4.74.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 22nd in the league. The Royals hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Whit Merrifield comes into this matchup batting .302 with an OBP of .366. He has 165 hits this year along with 52 RBI in 547 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .431 with an OPS+ of 119. Salvador Perez is hitting .233 this season and he has an OBP of .273. He has collected 103 hits in 442 at bats while driving in 68 runs. He has an OPS+ of 91 and a slugging percentage of .439. The Royals as a unit have 1,167 base hits, including 238 doubles and 133 homers. Kansas City has walked 375 times this year and they have struck out on 1,142 occasions. They have had 935 men left on base and have an OPS of .689. They have scored 3.81 runs per game and totaled 541 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Royals -137
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