Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 9/6/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Sunday, September 6, 2020
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
Odds/Point Spread: White Sox (-172) Royals (+158)
Yoan Moncada and the Chicago White Sox (24-15, 1st in AL Central) head to Kauffman Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the Kansas City Royals (14-25, 5th in AL Central). The line on this contest has the White Sox priced at -172 and the Royals are at +158. The total has been set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Dallas Keuchel and Brad Keller.
Key Chicago White Sox Injuries
9/1/2020 Aaron Bummer RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
8/30/2020 Gio Gonzalez SP Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/18/2020 Carlos Rodon SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/15/2020 Leury Garcia SS Thumb Out for the season
8/3/2020 Jimmy Lambert RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
9/4/2020 Salvador Perez C Eye Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
9/2/2020 Ian Kennedy RP Calf Out for the season
9/2/2020 Jake Junis SP Arm Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
8/16/2020 Daniel Tillo RP Elbow Out for the season
8/15/2020 Foster Griffin RP Elbow Out for the season
8/10/2020 Franchy Cordero RF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
8/8/2020 Mike Montgomery SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/7/2020 Glenn Sparkman RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
7/16/2020 Kelvin Gutierrez 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
Useful Pitching Statistics
The White Sox have a 24-15 overall record this season. Keuchel has thrown 1,350 innings and has totaled 1,066 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.63 (544 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.255. He has allowed 1,301 hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 394 walks. Keuchel (89-73 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.84 while he has faced 5,622 hitters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.20 and they have given up 136 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the bullpen and they've struck out 161 hitters and walked 56 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.8. The White Sox pitchers collectively have given up 304 base hits and 145 earned runs. They have allowed 42 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 135 batters and struck out 347. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.01.
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As a team Chicago is hitting .270, good for 2nd in the league. The White Sox hold a .473 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Yoan Moncada is hitting .244 with an on-base percentage of .342. He has 31 hits this season in 127 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .409 and an OPS+ of 107. Yasmani Grandal is hitting .238 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .363. He has totaled 24 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 101 at bats. His OPS+ is 110 while his slugging percentage is at .396. The White Sox have 363 hits, including 64 doubles and 68 home runs. Chicago has walked 115 times so far this season and they have struck out 363 times as a unit. They have left 266 men on base and have a team OPS of .806. They score 5.26 runs per contest and have scored a total of 205 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 14-25 overall mark this year. Keller (19-21 record in his career) has earned a 3.54 ERA while giving up 8.2 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.83 and he has gone up against 1,403 batters so far in his MLB career. During his MLB career, Keller has surrendered 304 hits while earning 241 K's in 333 innings. He has surrendered a total of 131 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.309 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 157 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 173 batters and walked 77 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.68. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 338 base knocks and 173 earned runs this season. They have given up 55 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 148 hitters and struck out 330 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.87.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 19th in the league. The Royals hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Jorge Soler comes into this matchup batting .237 with an OBP of .333. He has 32 hits this year along with 22 RBI in 135 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .459 with an OPS+ of 113. Hunter Dozier is hitting .238 this season and he has an OBP of .378. He has collected 19 hits in 80 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 128 and a slugging percentage of .463. The Royals as a unit have 307 base hits, including 68 doubles and 44 homers. Kansas City has walked 115 times this year and they have struck out on 336 occasions. They have had 257 men left on base and have an OPS of .705. They have scored 3.9 runs per game and totaled 152 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's White Sox/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Royals (+158) and over 9.5 runs
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