Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 9/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Saturday, September 4, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-200) Kansas City (+155)
Kauffman Stadium is the site where Daniel Lynch and the Kansas City Royals (59-74, 4th in AL Central) will play the Chicago White Sox (78-56, 1st in AL Central) on Saturday. The moneyline on this game has the White Sox coming in at -200 and the Royals are at +155. The total opens at 9. The starting pitchers will be Reynaldo Lopez and Daniel Lynch.
Chicago has a slugging % of .423 and have struck out 1,161 times, while being walked on 485 occasions. They have 640 runs batted in and 1,121 base knocks for the season, and their batting average comes in at .254. The White Sox have accrued 220 doubles as a squad and have hit 163 baseballs out of the park. They have accounted for 674 runs while holding a team OBP of .334. As a team, the Chicago White Sox are notching 5.0 runs per game, which is 4th in baseball.
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White Sox pitchers have conceded 161 home runs in addition to 530 runs in total (8th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 404 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.82 as a unit this season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.30 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.19. The White Sox are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.74 for the season (7th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 1,332 batters.
The White Sox have dispatched 404 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 173 runners over the course of the season and 34.7% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have recorded 36 saves on the season and have blown 22 out of their 58 chances to save the game. The White Sox relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 62.1% and has stepped onto the mound in 134 save situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 73 holds on the year (7th in baseball). White Sox relief pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 111 times as well as having 130 appearances in high leverage situations.
The White Sox have turned 70.0% of balls in play into outs out of 10,470 innings, which ranks them 11th in MLB. The Chicago White Sox are sitting with 3,490 putouts thus far, as well as 982 assists and 79 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which has them ranked 26th in the majors, and have accumulated 916 double plays.
Lopez has taken the mound for 525 frames and has tallied 453 punch outs in his pro baseball career. Lopez (29-35 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 4.75 while he has gone up against 2,261 opposing hitters in the majors. His ERA is 4.55 (266 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.345. He has given up 509 hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 198 free passes.
The Kansas City Royals are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .302 in addition to a batting average of .244 on the campaign. They have been rung up on 1,049 occasions (28th in the league) and have totaled 1,075 hits. Kansas City has a total of 135 home runs on the campaign as well as 516 RBIs. The Royals have a team slugging percentage of .389 and they are scoring 4.14 runs per contest (24th in MLB). They have tallied 188 two-baggers, while getting a free base 342 times and notching 546 runs.
The Kansas City pitching staff have given up 643 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 4.68 (601 earned runs conceded). They have conceded 159 homers and they concede 5.01 runs per 9 innings (21st in the league). The Royals have a WHIP of 1.404 in addition to having a FIP of 4.41 as a squad on the campaign. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.26 (1,134 strikeouts against 502 walks). They rank 19th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,120.
Sitting with 121 save situations, the Royals have earned 69 holds and also 20 blown saves. Kansas City has called on relievers to take the mound in 50 save chances and they have walked away with 30 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 132 times in high leverage situations and also on 128 occasions with base runners. Kansas City bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 29.3% out of their 198 inherited runners. They sit at 18th in baseball holding a save percentage of 60.0%, and they have dispatched 450 relievers to the hill so far this year.
The Kansas City Royals have turned 123 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (15th in the majors). The Royals have recorded 1,147 assists, 71 errors and have amassed 3,466 putouts for the season. Out of their 10,398 innings on the field, the Royals have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.2% (27th in pro baseball).
In his MLB career, Lynch has given up 55 base knocks and he has 40 punch outs in 48 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 24 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.593 and having a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.82 and he has gone up against 217 batters so far in his MLB career. Lynch (4-3 career mark) has earned a 4.47 earned run average and has surrendered 10.2 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (-200)
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