Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 7/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Monday, July 26, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-111) Kansas City (-111)
Dallas Keuchel and the Chicago White Sox (58-40, 1st in AL Central) go to Kauffman Stadium on Monday where they'll take on the Kansas City Royals (41-55, 4th in AL Central). The Royals open this game at -111 while the White Sox are priced at -111. The over/under opens at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Dallas Keuchel and Brad Keller.
The White Sox have compiled 170 doubles as a team and have hit 106 baseballs out of the park. Chicago has a slugging rate of .419 and have struck out 856 times, while taking a walk on 369 occasions. As a squad, the Chicago White Sox are scoring 5.0 runs per game, which is 5th in baseball. They have recorded 463 runs batted in as well as 811 base knocks over the course of the season, while their average at the plate is sitting at .254. They have tallied 491 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .337.
White Sox pitchers have allowed 113 home runs in addition to 378 total runs (5th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 296 batters and their FIP sits at 3.76 as a team this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.28 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.20. The White Sox hold a team earned run average of 3.63 over the course of the season (9th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 970 hitters.
The White Sox bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 61.9% and stepped onto the hill in 94 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 136 runners so far this season with 33.8% of them ended up crossing the plate. White Sox pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 81 times in addition to having 88 appearances in high leverage situations. The White Sox have dispatched 286 relievers to the hill on the season. The relievers have a total of 49 holds on the year (13th in MLB). They have recorded 26 saves on the campaign and have blown 16 of their 42 save opportunities.
The White Sox have transformed 69.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 7,584 innings on the field, which has them ranked 17th in the majors. The Chicago White Sox have notched a total of 2,528 putouts for the season, as well as 702 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .981 which puts them in 27th in MLB, and they have twisted 661 double plays.
Keuchel (97-76 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.83 and he has faced 6,120 hitters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 1,418 base knocks (8.7 hits per nine innings) and has 432 walks. His earned run average is 3.64 (593 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.261. Keuchel has pitched in 1,467 frames and has earned 1,142 K's during his career.
The Royals have a SLG% of .391 and they are scoring 4.19 runs per contest (22nd in baseball). They have hit 140 doubles, while taking a walk 264 times and earning 402 runs. Kansas City has compiled 97 long balls for the year to go along with 381 RBIs. They have been rung up on 778 instances (28th in the league) and have 779 hits. The Kansas City Royals have accumulated a team on-base percentage of .306 as well as a team batting average of .244 on the season.
The Royals have a WHIP of 1.459 and have a FIP of 4.54 as a unit for the year. They rank 25th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 835. The Kansas City pitching staff have relinquished 494 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 5.07 (468 earned runs conceded). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.21 (831 strikeouts vs 376 bases on balls). They have allowed 120 dingers and they allow 5.36 runs per 9 innings (27th in baseball).
Kansas City has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 37 save opportunities and they have converted 22 saves. They rank 20th in the league with a save rate of 59.5%, and they have sent 327 bullpen pitchers to the mound so far this year. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 82 times in high leverage situations in addition to 88 occasions with runners on. Kansas City relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 27.9% of 140 inherited base runners. With 87 save situations, the Royals have compiled 50 holds and 15 blown saves.
In 7,470 innings on the field, the Royals have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 67.2% (29th in baseball). The Kansas City Royals have turned 91 double plays and have a fielding rate of .983 (20th in pro baseball). The Royals have accrued 821 assists, 57 errors and have a tally of 2,490 putouts for the season.
Keller (28-32 record in his career) has a 4.01 ERA while allowing 8.8 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.83 and he has gone up against 1,982 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. He has surrendered 206 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.381 and a FIP of 4.1. During his MLB career, Keller has allowed 451 hits and he has 342 K's in 462 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (-111)
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