Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 7/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Thursday, July 29, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-200) Kansas City (+155)
Carlos Hernandez and the Kansas City Royals (43-56, 4th in AL Central) host the Chicago White Sox (60-41, 1st in AL Central) at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday. The White Sox open this contest at -200 while the Royals are priced at +155. The O/U opens at 9. The starting pitchers will be Carlos Rodon and Carlos Hernandez.
As a team, the Chicago White Sox are scoring 5.0 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 5th in the league. They have a total of 502 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .335. The White Sox have accrued 175 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 108 balls out of the park. They have earned 474 RBI's as well as 829 hits over the course of the season, while their team batting average is .252. Chicago is slugging .415 and have been rung up 881 times, while drawing a walk on 377 occasions.
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The White Sox hold a team ERA of 3.60 this year (8th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 995 batters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.29 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.20. White Sox pitchers have relinquished 116 home runs in addition to 386 total runs (5th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 302 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.75 as a squad so far this season.
The White Sox relievers have compiled a save rate of 62.8% and has entered the game in 96 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 137 runners so far this season and 33.6% of those players crossed the plate. White Sox bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 82 times and also have had 90 appearances in high leverage situations. The White Sox have sent 290 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign. The bullpen have accumulated 50 holds on the year (14th in MLB). They have 27 saves over the course of the season and have blown 16 of their 43 save opportunities.
The White Sox have converted 69.6% of baseballs in play into outs in their 7,818 innings on the field, which has them ranked 17th in MLB. The Chicago White Sox have 2,606 putouts on the year, as well as 727 assists and 64 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .981 which ranks 28th in professional baseball, and have a total of 678 double plays.
Rodon has taken the mound for 637 frames and has earned 670 K's in his career. Rodon (37-37 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 3.98 while he has faced 2,726 batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.84 (272 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.307. He has given up 574 hits (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 259 walks.
The Kansas City Royals have recorded an on-base percentage of .306 and a team batting average of .244 for the year. They have struck out on 802 instances (28th in MLB) and have notched a total of 801 hits. Kansas City has accumulated 103 HRs so far this season and 393 RBIs. The Royals hold a slugging % of .393 and they tally 4.19 runs per outing (22nd in MLB). They have 144 doubles, while getting a free base 269 times as well as scoring 415 runs.
The Kansas City pitching staff have allowed 503 runs this season while holding an ERA of 5.02 (478 earned runs given up). They have allowed 122 home runs and they concede 5.28 runs per 9 innings (27th in the league). The Royals have a WHIP of 1.442 in addition to having a FIP of 4.49 as a unit this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.23 (850 strikeouts vs 382 bases on balls). They are sitting at 25th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 854.
With 89 save situations, the Royals have earned 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 earned 23 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 82 times in high leverage situations and also on 89 occasions with runners on base. Kansas City relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 27.5% of 142 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 16th in baseball holding a save percentage of 60.5%, and they have dispatched 331 relievers to the mound for the season.
The Kansas City Royals have turned 96 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (18th in MLB). The Royals have 854 assists, 57 errors and have a tally of 2,571 putouts over the course of the season. Out of their 7,713 innings played, the Royals are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 67.5% (29th in MLB).
Hernandez (1-2 win-loss mark in his career) has a 5.65 earned run average while giving up 9.4 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.89 and he has gone up against 199 hitters during his pro baseball career. He has allowed 27 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.674 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.0. So far in his MLB career, Hernandez has conceded 45 hits while tallying 51 strikeouts in 43 frames.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Kansas City (+155) and under 9 runs
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