Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 9/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Friday, September 3, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-238) Kansas City (+180)
Kauffman Stadium is the venue where Kris Bubic and the Kansas City Royals (59-73, 4th in AL Central) will play the Chicago White Sox (78-56, 1st in AL Central) on Friday. The moneyline on this matchup has the White Sox priced at -238 and the Royals are at +180. The total opens at 9.5. The men taking the mound will be Dallas Keuchel and Kris Bubic.
Chicago has a slugging % of .423 and have been called out on strikes 1,161 times, while drawing a walk on 485 occasions. They have accumulated 640 runs batted in as well as 1,121 hits for the season, and their team batting average is .254. The White Sox have recorded 220 doubles as a squad and have hit 163 balls out of the stadium. They have earned a total of 674 runs while holding a team OBP of .334. As a squad, the Chicago White Sox are notching 5.0 runs per game, which has them sitting at 4th in baseball.
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The White Sox have a team earned run average of 3.74 for the year (7th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 1,332 hitters. They have walked 404 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.82 as a team so far this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.30 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.19. White Sox pitchers have yielded 161 long balls and 530 runs (8th in the league).
The White Sox have sent 404 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 173 base runners over the course of the season with 34.7% of those players ended up scoring. They have earned 36 saves this year and have blown 22 out of their 58 save opportunities. The White Sox bullpen have recorded a save rate of 62.1% and has entered the game in 134 save situations. The relievers have accumulated 73 holds on the season (7th in MLB). White Sox relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 111 times and also have had 130 appearances in high leverage situations.
The White Sox have converted 70.0% of baseballs in play into outs out of 10,470 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 11th in pro baseball. The Chicago White Sox have earned 3,490 putouts thus far, in addition to 982 assists and 79 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .983 which has them sitting 26th in professional baseball, and have a total of 916 double plays.
Keuchel has pitched in 1,502 frames and has totaled 1,161 punch outs so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.72 (621 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.267. He has given up 1,457 base knocks (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 446 walks. Keuchel (98-80 career record) has a FIP of 3.90 and he has gone up against 6,275 opposing batters in the major leagues.
The Kansas City Royals have an on-base percentage of .302 as well as a team batting average of .244 over the course of the season. They have been called out on strikes on 1,049 occasions (28th in MLB) and have totaled 1,075 base hits. Kansas City has accumulated 135 home runs this season to go along with 516 runs batted in. The Royals hold a team slugging % of .389 and they tally 4.14 runs per contest (24th in the league). They have 188 doubles, while taking a walk 342 times as well as scoring 546 runs.
The Kansas City pitching staff have yielded 643 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 4.68 (601 earned runs conceded). They have conceded 159 home runs and they surrender 5.01 runs per 9 innings (21st in MLB). The Royals have a WHIP of 1.404 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.41 as a staff so far this season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.26 (1,134 strikeouts vs 502 walks). They sit at 19th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,120.
Kansas City relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 29.3% of 198 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 132 times in high leverage situations and on 128 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 121 save situations, the Royals have accrued 69 holds and 20 blown saves. They rank 18th in MLB with a save percentage of 60.0%, and they have sent 450 relievers to the hill on the campaign. Kansas City has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 50 save chances and they have walked away with 30 saves.
Out of their 10,398 innings played, the Royals have a defensive efficiency of 68.2% (27th in the majors). The Kansas City Royals have turned 123 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .985 (15th in the majors). The Royals have recorded 1,147 assists, 71 errors and have 3,466 putouts on the season.
During his pro baseball career, Bubic has given up 151 base hits while totaling 137 K's in 147 innings. He has allowed 80 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.514 and a FIP of 5.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.90 and he has gone up against 651 hitters so far in his career. Bubic (5-12 career win-loss mark) has earned a 4.89 earned run average while giving up 9.2 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (-238)
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