Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox 8/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 2, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Brad Keller vs. Reynaldo Lopez
The Kansas City Royals head to Guaranteed Rate Field on Thursday, August 2, 2018 to take on the Chicago White Sox. The expected starting pitchers are Brad Keller for the Royals and Reynaldo Lopez for the White Sox.
The odds for this matchup have Kansas City at +125 and Chicago at -135. The Royals have a 43-57-6 over/under mark and a 45-61-0 run line record. The White Sox are 54-52-0 against the run line and have a 50-51-5 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 43-57-6 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 45-61-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 50-51-5 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 54-52-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
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)
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)
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 33-73 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brad Keller has a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 3.43 and a WHIP of 1.37 this year. He has 45 strikeouts over his 76 innings pitched and he's given up 72 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.35 and they have given up 384 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .275 against the bullpen and they've struck out 275 hitters and walked 162 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 5.3. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 1,025 base hits and 552 earned runs. They have allowed 143 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 378 batters and struck out 750. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.50 and their FIP as a unit is 4.87.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .240, 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 23rd in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Salvador Perez is hitting .234 with an on-base percentage of .272. He has 78 hits this season in 333 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .435 and an OPS+ of 91. Whit Merrifield is hitting .297 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 119 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 401 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .416. The Royals have 868 hits, including 179 doubles and 92 home runs. Kansas City has walked 274 times so far this season and they have struck out 839 times as a unit. They have left 712 men on base and have a team OPS of .676. They score 3.66 runs per contest and have scored a total of 388 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 37-69 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.57, Reynaldo Lopez has a 4-9 record and a 1.39 WHIP this season. He has 86 strikeouts over the 122 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 115 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.66 and they have given up 356 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 368 batters and walked 161 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.03. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 923 base knocks and 522 earned runs this season. They have given up 130 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 439 hitters and struck out 794 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.86.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 20th in the league. The White Sox hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Carlos Sanchez comes into this matchup batting .251 with an OBP of .307. He has 98 hits this year along with 43 RBI in 391 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .391 with an OPS+ of 94. Jose Abreu is hitting .260 this season and he has an OBP of .322. He has collected 105 hits in 404 at bats while driving in 59 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .458. The White Sox as a unit have 880 base hits, including 167 doubles and 117 homers. Chicago has walked 271 times this year and they have struck out on 1,004 occasions. They have had 680 men left on base and have an OPS of .709. They have scored 4.08 runs per game and totaled 432 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals +125
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