Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox 7/13/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, July 13, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Brad Keller vs. James Shields
The Kansas City Royals head to Guaranteed Rate Field on Friday, July 13, 2018 to take on the Chicago White Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Brad Keller for the Royals and James Shields for the White Sox.
The odds for this matchup have Kansas City at +112 and Chicago at -122. The Royals have a 38-50-4 over/under mark and a 36-56-0 run line record. The White Sox are 48-44-0 against the run line and have a 42-45-5 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 38-50-4 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 36-56-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 42-45-5 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 48-44-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
07/11/18 P Ian Kennedy Oblique 10-day DL (07/11)
07/08/18 P Jakob Junis Back 10-day DL (07/08)
07/06/18 P Blaine Boyer Back 60-day DL (05/29)
06/27/18 P Justin Grimm Shoulder 10-day DL (06/24)
06/17/18 LF Jorge Soler Foot 10-day DL (06/16)
05/27/18 P Eric Skoglund Arm 60-day DL (05/26)
05/21/18 3B Cheslor Cuthbert Back 10-day DL (05/16)
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)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
07/10/18 RF Avisail Garcia Hamstring 10-day DL (07/09)
06/14/18 P Nate Jones Arm 10-day DL (06/14)
05/23/18 C Welington Castillo Suspension 80-game Suspension (05/23)
05/21/18 LF Nicky Delmonico Hand 10-day DL (05/19)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 26-66 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brad Keller has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 2.52 and a WHIP of 1.25 this year. He has 35 strikeouts over his 60.2 innings pitched and he's given up 53 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.34 and they have given up 328 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .272 against the bullpen and they've struck out 235 hitters and walked 143 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.1 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.35. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 896 base hits and 486 earned runs. They have allowed 129 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 325 batters and struck out 646. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.49 and their FIP as a unit is 4.91.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .240, good for 23rd in the league. The Royals hold a .368 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Mike Moustakas is hitting .256 with an on-base percentage of .310. He has 88 hits this season in 344 at bats with 58 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .480 and an OPS+ of 114. Whit Merrifield is hitting .302 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .373. He has totaled 104 hits and he has driven in 29 men in 344 at bats. His OPS+ is 122 while his slugging percentage is at .430. The Royals have 752 hits, including 154 doubles and 75 home runs. Kansas City has walked 234 times so far this season and they have struck out 714 times as a unit. They have left 616 men on base and have a team OPS of .668. They score 3.53 runs per contest and have scored a total of 325 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 31-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.53, James Shields has a 3-10 record and a 1.28 WHIP this season. He has 85 strikeouts over the 119.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 106 hits. He allows 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.47 and they have given up 317 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 330 batters and walked 151 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.97. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 805 base knocks and 448 earned runs this season. They have given up 107 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 396 hitters and struck out 683 batters. They give up a walk 4.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.48 while their FIP as a staff is 4.79.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 21st in the league. The White Sox hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Carlos Sanchez comes into this matchup batting .260 with an OBP of .310. He has 88 hits this year along with 41 RBI in 339 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .413 with an OPS+ of 101. Jose Abreu is hitting .253 this season and he has an OBP of .308. He has collected 89 hits in 352 at bats while driving in 51 runs. He has an OPS+ of 106 and a slugging percentage of .438. The White Sox as a unit have 757 base hits, including 148 doubles and 96 homers. Chicago has walked 231 times this year and they have struck out on 882 occasions. They have had 589 men left on base and have an OPS of .699. They have scored 3.97 runs per game and totaled 365 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals +112
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