Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox 8/19/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 19, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Heath Fillmyer vs. Reynaldo Lopez
The Kansas City Royals visit Guaranteed Rate Field on Sunday, August 19, 2018 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Heath Fillmyer for the Royals and Reynaldo Lopez for the White Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +149 and Chicago at -159. The Royals have a 53-63-6 over/under record and a 52-70-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 63-58-0 against the run line and have a 58-57-6 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 53-63-6 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 52-70-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 58-57-6 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 63-58-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
08/13/18 P Danny Duffy Shoulder 10-day DL (08/12)
08/01/18 RF Brian Goodwin Groin 10-day DL (07/29)
07/31/18 3B Cheslor Cuthbert Back 60-day DL (05/16)
07/11/18 P Ian Kennedy Oblique 10-day DL (07/11)
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)
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 37-85 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Heath Fillmyer has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 3.61 and a WHIP of 1.37 this season. He has 24 strikeouts over his 42.1 innings pitched and he's given up 36 hits. He's allowed 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.33 and they have given up 440 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .273 against the bullpen and they've struck out 325 hitters and walked 188 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.32. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1,170 base hits and 637 earned runs. They have allowed 163 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 438 batters and struck out 870. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.49 and their FIP as a unit is 4.86.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .241, good for 24th in the league. The Royals hold a .373 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Whit Merrifield is hitting .303 with an on-base percentage of .373. He has 140 hits this season in 462 at bats with 40 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .422 and an OPS+ of 120. Salvador Perez is hitting .237 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .277. He has totaled 94 hits and he has driven in 60 men in 396 at bats. His OPS+ is 94 while his slugging percentage is at .439. The Royals have 996 hits, including 201 doubles and 104 home runs. Kansas City has walked 321 times so far this season and they have struck out 951 times as a unit. They have left 812 men on base and have a team OPS of .676. They score 3.69 runs per contest and have scored a total of 450 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 45-76 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.40, Reynaldo Lopez has a 4-9 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 98 strikeouts over the 141 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 131 hits. He's allowing 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.66 and they have given up 400 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 422 batters and walked 189 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.93. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,048 base knocks and 587 earned runs this season. They have given up 143 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 499 hitters and struck out 919 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.75.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 23rd in the league. The White Sox hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Jose Abreu comes into this matchup batting .267 with an OBP of .326. He has 124 hits this year along with 76 RBI in 464 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .487 with an OPS+ of 123. Carlos Sanchez is hitting .248 this season and he has an OBP of .304. He has collected 112 hits in 452 at bats while driving in 45 runs. He has an OPS+ of 92 and a slugging percentage of .387. The White Sox as a unit have 994 base hits, including 194 doubles and 138 homers. Chicago has walked 313 times this year and they have struck out on 1,170 occasions. They have had 765 men left on base and have an OPS of .707. They have scored 4.11 runs per game and totaled 497 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Royals +149
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