Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 9/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Sunday, September 5, 2021
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-185) Kansas City (+140)
Kauffman Stadium is the venue where Brady Singer and the Kansas City Royals (60-74, 4th in AL Central) will take on the Chicago White Sox (78-57, 1st in AL Central) on Sunday. The Royals open this contest at +140 while the White Sox are priced at -185. The over/under opens at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Dylan Cease and Brady Singer.
The White Sox have tallied 220 doubles as a squad and have hit 163 balls out of the stadium. Chicago is slugging .421 and have struck out 1,167 times, while drawing a walk on 488 occasions. As a team, the Chicago White Sox are earning 5.0 runs per game, which has them at 6th in MLB. They have earned 642 runs batted in in addition to 1,127 hits this year, while their batting average is sitting at .253. They have earned a total of 676 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .333.
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The White Sox have a team earned run average of 3.76 on the campaign (8th in baseball), and they have rung up 1,338 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 407 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.81 as a team this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.29 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.20. White Sox pitchers have conceded 161 long balls in addition to 537 runs in total (7th in the league).
White Sox relief pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 113 times in addition to having 130 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have accumulated 73 holds over the course of the season (9th in baseball). The White Sox relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 62.1% and has entered the game in 134 save situations. They have recorded 36 saves on the campaign and have not converted 22 of 58 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 176 base runners on the campaign and 34.1% of them ended up scoring. The White Sox have sent 407 relievers to the hill so far this year.
The Chicago White Sox have notched a total of 3,514 putouts this year, as well as 993 assists and 80 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .983 which has them ranked 26th in the majors, and have a total of 920 double plays. The White Sox have converted 69.8% of balls in play into outs out of 10,542 innings, ranking them 12th in baseball.
Cease (20-17 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 4.57 while he has faced 1,191 batters in the majors. He has conceded 247 hits (8.1 hits per nine innings) and has had 125 free passes. His earned run average is 4.39 (134 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.353. Cease has taken the ball for 275 innings and has totaled 313 K's during his career.
The Kansas City Royals have a team on-base percentage of .302 in addition to a team batting average of .244 on the year. They have been rung up on 1,063 occasions (28th in MLB) and have accounted for 1,093 base knocks. Kansas City has hit 135 HRs this season to go along with 524 RBIs. The Royals hold a team slugging % of .388 and they are earning 4.14 runs per game (25th in MLB). They have 191 doubles, while taking a walk 347 times and scoring 555 runs.
The Royals have a team WHIP of 1.399 with a FIP of 4.40 as a unit on the campaign. They rank 19th in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,134. The Kansas City pitching staff have given up 649 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.65 (606 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio is 2.27 (1,149 strikeouts vs 507 bases on balls). They have conceded 160 homers and they yield 4.98 runs per 9 innings (21st in MLB).
With 121 save situations, the Royals have 69 holds in addition to 20 blown saves. Kansas City has had relievers step onto the hill in 50 save chances and they have earned 30 saves. Their relievers have come in 132 times in high leverage situations and also on 128 occasions with runners on. Kansas City relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 29.3% of 198 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 18th in baseball with a save rate of 60.0%, and they have dispatched 456 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the season.
In 10,560 innings played, the Royals have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.3% (27th in the majors). The Kansas City Royals have turned 124 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .985 (13th in pro baseball). The Royals have recorded 1,165 assists, 72 errors and have accumulated 3,520 putouts during this campaign.
Singer (7-14 career mark) is the owner of a 4.57 earned run average and has surrendered 9.2 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.39 and he has faced 768 opposing hitters in his MLB career. He has conceded 88 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.437 and a FIP of 3.9. In his MLB career, Singer has surrendered 177 base hits while he has accumulated 172 strikeouts in 173 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (-185)
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