Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals 9/12/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Rodon vs. Eric Skoglund
Kauffman Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Chicago White Sox and the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Carlos Rodon for the White Sox and Eric Skoglund for the Royals.
Chicago opens at -131 while Kansas City opens at +121. The White Sox have a 68-70-6 over/under record and a 76-68-0 run line mark. The Royals are 65-78-0 against the run line and have a 61-73-9 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 68-70-6 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 76-68-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 61-73-9 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 65-78-0 against the run line
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
09/09/18 P Michael Kopech Elbow 60-day DL (09/09)
08/21/18 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 56-88 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Carlos Rodon has a 6-5 record with an earned run average of 3.11 and a WHIP of 1.08 this year. He has 79 strikeouts over his 104.1 innings pitched and he's given up 70 hits. He's allowed 6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.52 and they have given up 480 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 518 hitters and walked 217 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.79. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 1,237 base hits and 680 earned runs. They have allowed 178 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 572 batters and struck out 1,126. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.73.
As a team Chicago is hitting .244, good for 20th in the league. The White Sox hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Carlos Sanchez is hitting .251 with an on-base percentage of .318. He has 132 hits this season in 525 at bats with 48 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .381 and an OPS+ of 94. Tim Anderson is hitting .247 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .290. He has totaled 127 hits and he has driven in 59 men in 514 at bats. His OPS+ is 93 while his slugging percentage is at .416. The White Sox have 1,195 hits, including 237 doubles and 163 home runs. Chicago has walked 371 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,392 times as a unit. They have left 916 men on base and have a team OPS of .711. They score 4.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 593 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 48-95 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 5.15 and they have given up 504 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 385 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 5.08. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,350 base knocks and 711 earned runs this season. They have given up 185 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 495 hitters and struck out 1,028 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 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 .386 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Salvador Perez comes into this matchup batting .233 with an OBP of .273. He has 104 hits this year along with 68 RBI in 446 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .437 with an OPS+ of 91. Whit Merrifield is hitting .301 this season and he has an OBP of .365. He has collected 166 hits in 551 at bats while driving in 53 runs. He has an OPS+ of 120 and a slugging percentage of .436. The Royals as a unit have 1,175 base hits, including 240 doubles and 135 homers. Kansas City has walked 377 times this year and they have struck out on 1,147 occasions. They have had 940 men left on base and have an OPS of .690. They have scored 3.81 runs per game and totaled 545 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals +121
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