Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals MLB Picks 7/16/2019
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Dylan Cease vs. Glenn Sparkman
Alex Gordon and the Kansas City Royals (32-62, 4th in AL Central) play the Chicago White Sox (42-47, 3rd in AL Central) at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. The Royals open this matchup at -110 while the White Sox are coming in at +100. The over/under has been set at 10.
The White Sox have been a less than ideal bet for baseball bettors, having gone 42-46-0 SU. Kansas City covers 34.4% of the time, going 32-61-0 straight up. The Royals have been a pretty good bet for bettors as favorites, going 7-6-0 SU. Chicago covers 39.7% of the time as an underdog, having gone 25-38-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox have been a pretty good Under bet for O/U bettors, having gone 43-43-2.
The White Sox cover 39.5% of the time away from home, having gone 17-26-0 straight up.
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Royals cover 37.8% of the time at Kauffman Stadium, going 17-28-0 SU.
The Royals have been a dicey Under bet for O/U bettors, having gone 46-42-5.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
7/14/2019 Welington Castillo C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jul 16
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 42-47 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dylan Cease has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.60 this season. He has 6 strikeouts over his 5 innings pitched and he's given up 4 hits. He's allowed 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.56 and they have given up 293 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen and they've struck out 284 hitters and walked 145 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.08. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 799 base hits and 435 earned runs. They have allowed 131 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 327 batters and struck out 695. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit is 5.00.
As a team Chicago is hitting .256, good for 11th 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 8.6 hits per game. Jose Abreu is hitting .272 with an on-base percentage of .309. He has 97 hits this season in 357 at bats with 66 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .507 and an OPS+ of 113. Yoan Moncada is hitting .306 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .362. He has totaled 97 hits and he has driven in 49 men in 317 at bats. His OPS+ is 135 while his slugging percentage is at .533. The White Sox have 769 hits, including 132 doubles and 104 home runs. Chicago has walked 217 times so far this season and they have struck out 827 times as a unit. They have left 587 men on base and have a team OPS of .721. They score 4.3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 383 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 32-62 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.18, Glenn Sparkman has a 2-5 record and a 1.43 WHIP. He has 34 strikeouts over the 64.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 75 hits. He's allowing 10.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.81 and they have given up 338 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 308 batters and walked 143 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.11. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 869 base knocks and 468 earned runs this season. They have given up 122 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 341 hitters and struck out 715 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 4.83.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 .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Alex Gordon comes into this matchup batting .274 with an OBP of .354. He has 90 hits this year along with 56 RBI in 328 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .442 with an OPS+ of 110. Whit Merrifield is hitting .309 this season and he has an OBP of .361. He has collected 121 hits in 392 at bats while driving in 45 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .500. The Royals as a unit have 785 base hits, including 166 doubles and 91 homers. Kansas City has walked 263 times this year and they have struck out on 820 occasions. They have had 608 men left on base and have an OPS of .711. They have scored 4.28 runs per game and totaled 402 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox +100
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