Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 5/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Lance Lynn and the Chicago White Sox (16-13, 2nd in AL Central) go to Kauffman Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Kansas City Royals (16-14, 3rd in AL Central).
Chicago has a slugging rate of .385 and have been called out on strikes 258 times, while taking a walk on 111 occasions. They have accounted for 132 RBI's in addition to 243 hits for the season, and their average at the plate is .254. The White Sox have hit 43 doubles as a unit and have hit 25 balls out of the stadium. They have notched a total of 143 runs and have an OBP of .338. As a unit, the Chicago White Sox are scoring 4.9 runs per outing, which ranks them 4th in the league.
The White Sox have a team earned run average of 3.36 so far this year (6th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 289 batters. They have walked 91 hitters and their FIP is 3.44 as a team on the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.18 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.17. White Sox pitchers have conceded 28 long balls and also 107 runs in total (2nd in baseball).
The White Sox relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 41.7% and stepped onto the hill in 23 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 49 base runners over the course of the season and 26.5% of them ended up crossing the plate. White Sox pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 32 times and also have had 32 appearances in high leverage situations. The White Sox have dispatched 83 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. The relievers have a total of 10 holds for the season (24th in baseball). They have accumulated 5 saves this season and have not converted 7 of 12 save opportunities.
The White Sox have transformed 69.8% of balls hit into play into outs in their 2,244 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 18th in professional baseball. The Chicago White Sox have a tally of 748 putouts this year, in addition to 224 assists and 22 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .978 which is 27th in pro baseball, and have a total of 209 double plays.
Lynn has taken the mound for 1,451 innings and has accounted for 1,444 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.54 (571 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.285. He has given up 1,332 base hits (8.3 hits per 9 innings) with 533 free passes. Lynn (106-72 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.60 while going up against 6,145 hitters in the major leagues.
The Royals hold a slugging percentage of .395 and they tally 4.43 runs per contest (15th in MLB). They have recorded 46 two-baggers, while getting a free base 95 times as well as scoring 133 runs. Kansas City has accumulated 31 home runs on the year to go along with 126 runs batted in. They have struck out on 244 occasions (27th in the league) and have 233 base hits. The Kansas City Royals have accumulated an on-base percentage of .307 in addition to a batting average of .237 for the year.
The Royals have a team WHIP of 1.374 and have a FIP of 4.21 as a staff on the campaign. They rank 19th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 245. The Kansas City pitching staff have conceded 147 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 4.57 (133 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.29 (263 strikeouts against 115 bases on balls). They have conceded 34 long balls and they allow 5.05 runs per 9 innings (24th in baseball).
Kansas City bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 28.1% out of their 57 inherited runners. Their relievers have taken the field 37 times in high leverage situations and also on 36 occasions with runners on base. With 32 save situations, the Royals have amassed 18 holds in addition to 5 blown saves. They are ranked 15th in the league holding a save rate of 64.3%, and they have dispatched 107 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the season. Kansas City has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 14 save chances and they have converted 9 saves.
The Kansas City Royals have turned 26 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .980 (23rd in baseball). The Royals have racked up 243 assists, 21 errors and are sitting with 786 putouts on the campaign. Out of their 2,358 innings played, the Royals have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 68.5% (25th in pro baseball).
So far in his pro baseball career, Lynch has allowed 4 hits while totaling 3 K's in 4 innings. He has given up a total of 3 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.714 and a FIP of 4.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 0.75 and he has faced 21 hitters in his MLB career. Lynch (0-0 record in his career) has earned a 5.79 earned run average and has given up 7.7 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago
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