Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals MLB Picks 7/17/2019
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Ivan Nova vs. Danny Duffy
Kauffman Stadium is the venue where Whit Merrifield and the Kansas City Royals (33-62, 4th in AL Central) will play the Chicago White Sox (42-48, 3rd in AL Central) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this matchup has the White Sox coming in at +120 and the Royals are at -130. The total has been set at 10.
The White Sox have been a less than ideal bet for MLB wagerers, having gone 42-48-0 SU. Kansas City covers 34.7% of the time, going 33-62-0 straight up. The Royals have been a less than ideal bet for MLB wagerers as the favorite, going 7-7-0 SU. Chicago covers 39.1% of the time as an underdog, having gone 25-39-0 straight up.
Valuable Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The White Sox have been an inconsistent Over option for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 43-45-2.
Chicago covers 37.8% of the time away from home, having gone 17-28-0 straight up.
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Royals are covering 38.3% of the time at Kauffman Stadium, going 18-29-0 SU.
The Royals have been a dicey Under option for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 47-43-5.
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 42-48 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ivan Nova has a 4-8 record with an earned run average of 5.60 and a WHIP of 1.54 this season. He has 70 strikeouts over his 106 innings pitched and he's given up 137 hits. He's allowed 11.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.59 and they have given up 296 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 285 hitters and walked 147 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 5.09. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 809 base hits and 440 earned runs. They have allowed 131 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 330 batters and struck out 701. 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 4.98.
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 8.6 hits per game. Yoan Moncada is hitting .305 with an on-base percentage of .363. He has 98 hits this season in 321 at bats with 49 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .530 and an OPS+ of 134. Jose Abreu is hitting .271 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .307. He has totaled 98 hits and he has driven in 66 men in 362 at bats. His OPS+ is 111 while his slugging percentage is at .503. The White Sox have 777 hits, including 134 doubles and 105 home runs. Chicago has walked 222 times so far this season and they have struck out 840 times as a unit. They have left 597 men on base and have a team OPS of .721. They score 4.28 runs per contest and have scored a total of 385 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 33-62 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.64, Danny Duffy has a 3-5 record and a 1.42 WHIP. He has 64 strikeouts over the 77.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 79 hits. He's allowing 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.92. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.81 and they have given up 341 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 311 batters and walked 146 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.07. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 877 base knocks and 470 earned runs this season. They have given up 123 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 346 hitters and struck out 728 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 4.82.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 .247, good for 18th 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. Whit Merrifield comes into this matchup batting .307 with an OBP of .359. He has 122 hits this year along with 45 RBI in 397 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .496 with an OPS+ of 124. Alex Gordon is hitting .274 this season and he has an OBP of .353. He has collected 91 hits in 332 at bats while driving in 57 runs. He has an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .443. The Royals as a unit have 795 base hits, including 170 doubles and 91 homers. Kansas City has walked 266 times this year and they have struck out on 826 occasions. They have had 616 men left on base and have an OPS of .711. They have scored 4.28 runs per game and totaled 407 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the White Sox +120
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