Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox Expert MLB Picks Against the Spread 4/16/2019
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jorge Lopez vs. Reynaldo Lopez
The Kansas City Royals visit Guaranteed Rate Field on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Jorge Lopez for the Royals and Reynaldo Lopez for the White Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +129 and Chicago at -139. The Royals have a 11-3-1 over/under record and a 9-6-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 5-9-0 against the run line and have a 10-4-0 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 11-3-1 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 9-6-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 10-4-0 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 5-9-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
04/14/19 CF Billy Hamilton Knee is questionable Monday vs Chicago White Sox
03/25/19 C Salvador Perez Elbow is out for season
03/25/19 P Trevor Oaks Hip 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Brian Flynn Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Danny Duffy Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Eric Skoglund Suspension 80 game suspension
03/25/19 P Jesse Hahn Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
03/27/19 P Ian Hamilton Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 CF Jon Jay Hip 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 P Michael Kopech Arm is out indefinitely
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 5-10 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jorge Lopez has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 3.71 and a WHIP of 1.18 this season. He has 13 strikeouts over his 17 innings pitched and he's given up 14 hits. He's allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.93 and they have given up 61 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .302 against the bullpen and they've struck out 41 hitters and walked 27 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.51. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 139 base hits and 82 earned runs. They have allowed 16 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 60 batters and struck out 124. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.49 and their FIP as a unit is 4.42.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .251, good for 14th in the league. The Royals hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Jorge Soler is hitting .217 with an on-base percentage of .277. He has 13 hits this season in 60 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 107. Whit Merrifield is hitting .328 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .357. He has totaled 22 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 67 at bats. His OPS+ is 138 while his slugging percentage is at .522. The Royals have 128 hits, including 26 doubles and 17 home runs. Kansas City has walked 47 times so far this season and they have struck out 116 times as a unit. They have left 102 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 4.93 runs per contest and have scored a total of 74 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 5-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 12.15, Reynaldo Lopez has a 0-2 record and a 2.55 WHIP. He has 12 strikeouts over the 13.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 22 hits. He's allowing 14.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 10.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.36 and they have given up 48 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 49 batters and walked 23 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 6.2. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 125 base knocks and 82 earned runs this season. They have given up 19 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 59 hitters and struck out 120 batters. They give up a walk 4.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.55 while their FIP as a staff is 4.80.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 17th in the league. The White Sox hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Yoan Moncada comes into this matchup batting .328 with an OBP of .371. He has 19 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 58 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .586 with an OPS+ of 159. Tim Anderson is hitting .429 this season and he has an OBP of .440. He has collected 21 hits in 49 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 197 and a slugging percentage of .653. The White Sox as a unit have 114 base hits, including 25 doubles and 17 homers. Chicago has walked 44 times this year and they have struck out on 141 occasions. They have had 92 men left on base and have an OPS of .709. They have scored 4.57 runs per game and totaled 64 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Royals +129
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