Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 7/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-147) Kansas City (+115)
Lucas Giolito and the Chicago White Sox (59-41, 1st in AL Central) travel to Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday where they'll take on the Kansas City Royals (43-55, 4th in AL Central). The White Sox open this contest at -147 while the Royals are coming in at +115. The over/under opens at 9. The starting pitchers will be Lucas Giolito and Kris Bubic.
The White Sox have tallied 174 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 106 baseballs out of the stadium. Chicago has a slugging % of .415 and have struck out 875 times, while drawing a walk on 374 occasions. As a unit, the Chicago White Sox are notching 5.0 runs/g, which has them at 5th in MLB. They have accumulated 469 RBI's and 823 hits for the year, and their average at the plate is .253. They have accounted for 497 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .335.
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White Sox pitchers have relinquished 116 home runs and 383 runs (5th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 300 batters and their FIP comes in at 3.77 as a squad on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.28 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.20. The White Sox have compiled a team earned run average of 3.61 for the season (8th in the league), and their staff has struck out 984 hitters.
The White Sox relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 62.8% and has stepped onto the mound in 96 save situations. The relievers have inherited 137 runners this season with 33.6% of those players ended up scoring. White Sox pitchers have come into the game with runners on 82 times in addition to having 90 appearances in high leverage situations. The White Sox have sent 290 relievers to the mound so far this year. The relievers have notched 50 holds so far this year (14th in MLB). They have tallied 27 saves on the season and have not converted 16 of 43 save chances.
The Chicago White Sox have accounted for 2,579 putouts on the year, in addition to 720 assists and 63 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .981 which has them ranked 28th in the majors, and they have turned 674 double plays. The White Sox have converted 69.6% of baseballs in play into outs in their 7,737 innings, which has them sitting at 17th in MLB.
Giolito has pitched in 608 innings and is sitting with 631 strikeouts in his career. Giolito (39-36 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.39 and he has faced 2,530 batters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.31 (291 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.211. He has surrendered 499 base knocks (7.4 hits per 9 innings) with 237 walks.
The Kansas City Royals have accounted for an on-base percentage of .306 and a team batting average of .245 for the year. They have been called out on strikes on 791 occasions (28th in baseball) and have 795 base hits. Kansas City has a total of 103 home runs on the season to go along with 391 RBIs. The Royals hold a team slugging % of .395 and they are recording 4.20 runs per game (21st in MLB). They have put up 143 doubles, while getting a free base 267 times as well as racking up 412 runs.
The Royals have a team WHIP of 1.447 and have a FIP of 4.48 as a squad for the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.23 (844 strikeouts against 379 walks). They sit at 25th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 848. They have allowed 120 long balls and they concede 5.29 runs per 9 innings (27th in the league). The Kansas City pitching staff have allowed 498 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 5.02 (473 earned runs conceded).
Sitting with 89 save situations, the Royals have tallied 51 holds in addition to 15 blown saves. Kansas City has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 38 save chances and they have recorded 23 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 82 times in high leverage situations in addition to 89 occasions with base runners. Kansas City relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 27.5% out of their 142 inherited runners. They sit at 16th in MLB with a save percentage of 60.5%, and they have dispatched 331 relievers to the hill on the campaign.
In 7,632 innings on the diamond, the Royals have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 67.4% (29th in professional baseball). The Kansas City Royals have turned 94 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .983 (18th in pro baseball). The Royals have recorded 845 assists, 57 errors and have 2,544 putouts on the season.
In his pro baseball career, Bubic has surrendered 120 hits while he has tallied 106 strikeouts in 118 innings. He has allowed 60 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.492 and a FIP of 5.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.86 and he has gone up against 520 hitters during his pro baseball career. Bubic (4-10 career mark) is the owner of a 4.55 ERA while allowing 9.1 hits per nine innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Kansas City (+115) and under 9 runs
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