Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 7/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-152) Kansas City (+120)
Kauffman Stadium is the venue where Brad Keller and the Kansas City Royals (42-55, 4th in AL Central) will take on the Chicago White Sox (59-40, 1st in AL Central) on Tuesday. The White Sox open this contest at -152 while the Royals are coming in at +120. The O/U has been set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Dylan Cease and Brad Keller.
Chicago owns a slugging percentage of .417 and have been called out on strikes 867 times, while taking a walk on 371 occasions. They have accrued 466 RBI's in addition to 818 hits this year, while their batting average is sitting at .254. The White Sox have earned 171 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 106 balls out of the park. They have tallied 494 runs scored and hold an OBP of .336. As a squad, the Chicago White Sox are recording 5.0 runs per contest, which is 5th in the league.
White Sox pitchers have conceded 113 home runs and 379 runs (4th in the league). They have walked 298 batters and their FIP is 3.73 as a squad this year. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.29 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.20. The White Sox have a team earned run average of 3.61 for the year (9th in the league), and their staff has struck out 979 hitters.
White Sox relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 82 times as well as having 90 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have earned 50 holds this year (11th in MLB). The White Sox relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 62.8% and has come into the game in 96 save situations. They have 27 saves this year and have blown 16 of their 43 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 137 base runners on the year and 33.6% of those players crossed the plate. The White Sox have sent 288 relief pitchers to the hill on the season.
The Chicago White Sox have earned 2,555 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 706 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .981 which ranks 27th in the majors, and they have turned 667 double plays. The White Sox have converted 69.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 7,665 innings on the diamond, ranking them 19th in professional baseball.
Cease has pitched in 234 frames and has totaled 257 strikeouts in his career. His ERA is 4.65 (121 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.415. He has surrendered 219 hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 112 walks. Cease (16-17 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.84 while he has faced 1,028 batters in the major leagues.
The Kansas City Royals have an OBP of .306 in addition to a team batting average of .244 on the season. They have been called out on strikes on 786 occasions (28th in the league) and have tallied 787 base knocks. Kansas City has 100 long balls over the course of the season as well as 387 RBIs. The Royals hold a team slugging % of .393 and they are scoring 4.21 runs per contest (21st in MLB). They have 141 two-baggers, while getting a free base 265 times and racking up 408 runs.
The Royals hold a team WHIP of 1.453 and have a FIP of 4.50 as a pitching staff on the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.22 (836 strikeouts against 376 walks). They are currently ranked 25th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 843. They have conceded 120 homers and they surrender 5.31 runs per 9 innings (27th in the league). The Kansas City pitching staff have allowed 495 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 5.04 (470 earned runs yielded).
Sitting with 87 save situations, the Royals have recorded 50 holds and 15 blown saves. Kansas City has had relief pitchers enter the game in 37 save opportunities and they have tallied 22 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 82 times in high leverage situations and on 89 occasions with base runners. Kansas City bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 27.5% out of 142 inherited runners. They rank 19th in baseball holding a save percentage of 59.5%, and they have sent 329 relievers onto the diamond so far this season.
In 7,551 innings played, the Royals hold a efficiency on defense of 67.3% (29th in professional baseball). The Kansas City Royals have turned 93 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (20th in the majors). The Royals have racked up 836 assists, 57 errors and have accumulated 2,517 putouts on the campaign.
So far in his MLB career, Keller has surrendered 451 base knocks and he has 342 punch outs in 462 innings. He has given up 206 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.381 and having a FIP of 4.1. His K/BB ratio is 1.83 and he has faced 1,982 batters during his pro baseball career. Keller (28-32 career record) has a 4.01 earned run average while surrendering 8.8 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Kansas City (+120) and under 9.5 runs
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