Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox Expert MLB Picks Against the Spread 4/17/2019
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Brad Keller vs. Lucas Giolito
The Kansas City Royals visit Guaranteed Rate Field on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 to play the Chicago White Sox. The probable starters are Brad Keller for the Royals and Lucas Giolito for the White Sox.
The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +100 and Chicago at -110. The Royals have a 11-4-1 over/under record and a 10-6-0 run line mark. The White Sox are 5-10-0 against the run line and have a 10-5-0 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 11-4-1 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 10-6-0 against the run line
Important Chicago White Sox Betting Trends
The Chicago White Sox are 10-5-0 against the over/under
The Chicago White Sox are 5-10-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
04/16/19 2B Adalberto Mondesi Rest is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday 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
04/16/19 SS Jose Rondon Rest is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs Kansas City Royals
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 5-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brad Keller has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 2.45 and a WHIP of 1.09 this season. He has 23 strikeouts over his 25.2 innings pitched and he's given up 15 hits. He's allowed 5.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.88 and they have given up 65 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .304 against the bullpen and they've struck out 45 hitters and walked 29 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.51. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 148 base hits and 87 earned runs. They have allowed 17 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 63 batters and struck out 130. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.49 and their FIP as a unit is 4.45.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .249, good for 16th in the league. The Royals hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Whit Merrifield is hitting .314 with an on-base percentage of .347. He has 22 hits this season in 70 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 128. Jorge Soler is hitting .213 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .273. He has totaled 13 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 61 at bats. His OPS+ is 103 while his slugging percentage is at .492. The Royals have 134 hits, including 29 doubles and 19 home runs. Kansas City has walked 54 times so far this season and they have struck out 122 times as a unit. They have left 108 men on base and have a team OPS of .759. They score 4.88 runs per contest and have scored a total of 78 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 6-9 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.19, Lucas Giolito has a 2-1 record and a 1.50 WHIP. He has 18 strikeouts over the 16 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 15 hits. He's allowing 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.13 and they have given up 48 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the White Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 52 batters and walked 27 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 6.05. The White Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 131 base knocks and 86 earned runs this season. They have given up 21 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 66 hitters and struck out 126 batters. They give up a walk 4.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.54 while their FIP as a staff is 4.95.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 17th in the league. The White Sox hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Tim Anderson comes into this matchup batting .453 with an OBP of .463. He has 24 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 53 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .679 with an OPS+ of 210. Yoan Moncada is hitting .323 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 20 hits in 62 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 151 and a slugging percentage of .565. The White Sox as a unit have 123 base hits, including 27 doubles and 18 homers. Chicago has walked 47 times this year and they have struck out on 147 occasions. They have had 100 men left on base and have an OPS of .716. They have scored 4.6 runs per game and totaled 69 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/White Sox MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Royals +100
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