Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals MLB Picks 7/15/2019
Monday, July 15, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Lucas Giolito vs. Jakob Junis
Whit Merrifield and the Kansas City Royals (32-61, 4th in AL Central) host the Chicago White Sox (42-46, 3rd in AL Central) at Kauffman Stadium on Monday, July 15, 2019. The White Sox open this game at -135 while the Royals are priced at +125. The O/U opens at 9.
The White Sox have been a hot and cold bet for bettors, having gone 42-46-0 SU. The Royals are covering 34.4% of the time, going 32-61-0 straight up. The White Sox have been great for MLB bettors as favorites, going 17-8-0 SU. The Royals are covering 31.2% of the time as the underdog, having gone 25-55-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox have been an inconsistent Over option for O/U wagerers, having gone 43-43-2.
The White Sox are covering 39.5% of the time as a visitor, having gone 17-26-0 straight up.
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Royals are covering 37.8% of the time at Kauffman Stadium, going 17-28-0 SU.
The Royals have been a good Over option for O/U wagerers, having gone 46-42-5.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
7/13/2019 Welington Castillo C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jul 14
7/13/2019 Manny Banuelos SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 28
7/8/2019 Ryan Burr RP Elbow Out for the season
6/28/2019 Tim Anderson SS Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
6/7/2019 Carlos Rodon SP Elbow Out for the season
5/13/2019 Nate Jones RP Forearm Out for the season
3/11/2019 Michael Kopech SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
6/10/2019 Jesse Hahn SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 25
3/28/2019 Trevor Oaks SP Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
3/11/2019 Salvador Perez C Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 42-46 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lucas Giolito has a 11-3 record with an earned run average of 3.15 and a WHIP of 1.07 this season. He has 120 strikeouts over his 100 innings pitched and he's given up 69 hits. He's allowed 6.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.56 and they have given up 289 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the bullpen and they've struck out 282 hitters and walked 145 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.12. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 792 base hits and 434 earned runs. They have allowed 130 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 325 batters and struck out 686. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 5.01.
As a team Chicago is hitting .256, good for 12th in the league. The White Sox hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Yoan Moncada is hitting .309 with an on-base percentage of .363. He has 97 hits this season in 314 at bats with 49 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .538 and an OPS+ of 137. Jose Abreu is hitting .275 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .312. He has totaled 97 hits and he has driven in 66 men in 353 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .513. The White Sox have 762 hits, including 130 doubles and 103 home runs. Chicago has walked 216 times so far this season and they have struck out 821 times as a unit. They have left 583 men on base and have a team OPS of .721. They score 4.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 381 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 32-61 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.33, Jakob Junis has a 4-8 record and a 1.45 WHIP. He has 98 strikeouts over the 106.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 116 hits. He's allowing 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.78 and they have given up 327 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 300 batters and walked 142 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.03. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 850 base knocks and 456 earned runs this season. They have given up 121 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 340 hitters and struck out 704 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.84.Related: Fixed Games - Point Shaving - NBA Refs - NFL fixed Games - Matt Holt and Tony George talk about it all in this video
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 19th in the league. The Royals hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Whit Merrifield comes into this matchup batting .309 with an OBP of .360. He has 120 hits this year along with 44 RBI in 388 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .497 with an OPS+ of 126. Alex Gordon is hitting .275 this season and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 89 hits in 324 at bats while driving in 56 runs. He has an OPS+ of 112 and a slugging percentage of .444. The Royals as a unit have 775 base hits, including 164 doubles and 90 homers. Kansas City has walked 262 times this year and they have struck out on 816 occasions. They have had 605 men left on base and have an OPS of .710. They have scored 4.24 runs per game and totaled 394 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox -135
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