Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox 7/31/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Duffy vs. James Shields
The Kansas City Royals head to Guaranteed Rate Field on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 to take on the Chicago White Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Danny Duffy for the Royals and James Shields for the White Sox.
The odds for this matchup have Kansas City at -103 and Chicago at -107. The Royals have a 43-56-6 over/under mark and a 44-61-0 run line record. The White Sox are 54-51-0 against the run line and have a 50-50-5 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 43-56-6 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 44-61-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 50-50-5 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 54-51-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
07/11/18 P Ian Kennedy Oblique 10-day DL (07/11)
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
06/14/18 P Nate Jones Arm 10-day DL (06/14)
05/23/18 C Welington Castillo Suspension 80-game Suspension (05/23)
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 32-73 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Danny Duffy has a 6-9 record with an earned run average of 4.70 and a WHIP of 1.46 this year. He has 113 strikeouts over his 126.1 innings pitched and he's given up 127 hits. He allows 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.35 and they have given up 380 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .275 against the bullpen and they've struck out 271 hitters and walked 160 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.33. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1,015 base hits and 550 earned runs. They have allowed 142 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 372 batters and struck out 739. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.49 and their FIP as a unit is 4.88.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .241, good for 24th in the league. The Royals hold a .374 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Whit Merrifield is hitting .297 with an on-base percentage of .368. He has 118 hits this season in 397 at bats with 32 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .418 and an OPS+ of 117. Salvador Perez is hitting .237 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .276. He has totaled 78 hits and he has driven in 53 men in 329 at bats. His OPS+ is 93 while his slugging percentage is at .441. The Royals have 862 hits, including 179 doubles and 90 home runs. Kansas City has walked 271 times so far this season and they have struck out 826 times as a unit. They have left 707 men on base and have a team OPS of .676. They score 3.66 runs per contest and have scored a total of 384 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 37-68 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.53, James Shields has a 4-12 record and a 1.30 WHIP this season. He has 104 strikeouts over the 137 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 125 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.69 and they have given up 355 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 363 batters and walked 161 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 5.04. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 917 base knocks and 518 earned runs this season. They have given up 128 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 436 hitters and struck out 781 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.87.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 18th in the league. The White Sox hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .319. He has 103 hits this year along with 59 RBI in 400 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .455 with an OPS+ of 113. Carlos Sanchez is hitting .247 this season and he has an OBP of .303. He has collected 96 hits in 388 at bats while driving in 43 runs. He has an OPS+ of 92 and a slugging percentage of .389. The White Sox as a unit have 870 base hits, including 165 doubles and 116 homers. Chicago has walked 265 times this year and they have struck out on 993 occasions. They have had 667 men left on base and have an OPS of .708. They have scored 4.1 runs per game and totaled 430 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals -103
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