Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 4/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+105) Chicago (-156)
Guaranteed Rate Field is the site where Dylan Cease and the Chicago White Sox (4-4, 2nd in AL Central) will play the Kansas City Royals (3-3, 4th in AL Central) on Saturday. The White Sox open this contest at -156 while the Royals are priced at +105. The over/under opens at 9. The starting pitchers are Mike Minor and Dylan Cease.
Kansas City has a slugging % of .414 and have been called out on strikes 60 times, while drawing a walk on 22 occasions. They have tallied 32 runs batted in as well as 51 hits so far this season, while their team batting average is sitting at .251. The Royals have accumulated 7 doubles as a squad and have smacked 8 balls out of the stadium. They have notched a total of 33 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .329. As a squad, the Kansas City Royals are scoring 5.5 runs per outing, which ranks them 8th in MLB.
The Royals have compiled a team ERA of 5.02 on the year (22nd in baseball), and the staff has struck out 56 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.00 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.50. Royals pitchers have given up 7 home runs and 31 total runs (12th in baseball). They have walked 28 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.67 as a team over the course of the season.
The Royals have sent 24 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 16 base runners over the course of the season and 6.3% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have recorded 2 saves for the year and have blown 1 of 3 chances to save the game. The Royals bullpen have recorded a save rate of 66.7% and has come into the game in 7 save situations. The relievers have a total of 4 holds for the season (10th in baseball). Royals relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 8 times and also have had 6 appearances in high leverage situations.
Minor has pitched in 1,158 innings and is sitting with 1,054 punch outs during his MLB career. Minor (72-66 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.99 and he has faced 4,804 opposing hitters in the majors. His ERA is 3.99 (514 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.222. He has given up 1,078 base hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) and has had 337 walks.
Chicago has 10 home runs for the year and 42 RBIs. They have put up 11 two-baggers, while walking 41 times and putting up 48 runs. The Chicago White Sox have compiled an on-base percentage of .359 and a team batting average of .255 for the year. The White Sox have a team slugging % of .404 and they are scoring 6.00 runs per game (6th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 74 instances (7th in MLB) and have earned 70 base hits.
The Chicago pitching staff have surrendered 36 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 3.96 (30 earned runs yielded). They have given up 7 homers and they yield 4.76 runs per 9 innings (18th in the league). The White Sox hold a team WHIP of 1.263 in addition to having a FIP of 3.36 as a unit so far this year. Their K/BB ratio is 3.19 (86 strikeouts against 27 bases on balls). They are sitting at 7th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 59.
Chicago has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 4 save opportunities and they have converted 1 save. They sit at 25th in baseball with a save rate of 25.0%, and they have sent 22 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the campaign. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 9 times in high leverage situations and on 8 occasions with runners on base. Chicago bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 38.0% out of 13 inherited runners. Sitting with 9 save situations, the White Sox have amassed 4 holds and also 3 blown saves.
In his career, Cease has conceded 133 base hits while earning 128 punch outs in 136 innings pitched. He has allowed a total of 76 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.507 and having a FIP of 5.7. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.78 and he has faced 603 opposing batters thus far in his career. Cease (9-11 career win-loss record) holds a 5.03 ERA while surrendering 8.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas City (+105)
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