Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 8/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+175) Chicago (-233)
Dylan Cease and the Chicago White Sox (62-44, 1st in AL Central) host the Kansas City Royals (45-59, 4th in AL Central) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Tuesday. The Royals open this game at +175 while the White Sox are coming in at -233. The O/U has been set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Kris Bubic and Dylan Cease.
Kansas City has a slugging % of .392 and have struck out 841 times, while being walked on 276 occasions. They have tallied 405 runs batted in and 833 base knocks for the year, and their batting average is at .242. The Royals have earned 150 doubles as a squad and have smacked 108 balls out of the stadium. They have tallied 428 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .303. As a team, the Kansas City Royals are earning 4.1 runs per game, which has them at 24th in baseball.
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Royals pitchers have conceded 128 long balls and 520 runs (24th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 397 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.49 as a unit this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.23 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.43. The Royals have a team ERA of 4.95 so far this season (26th in the league), and their staff has rung up 886 hitters.
Royals relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 93 times and also have had 84 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 52 holds so far this year (15th in MLB). The Royals relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 59.0% and has come into the game in 91 save situations. They have earned 23 saves over the course of the season and have not converted 16 out of their 39 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 147 runners this season with 27.9% of those runners crossed the plate. The Royals have sent 349 relievers to the mound for the season.
The Kansas City Royals have earned 2,700 putouts this year, in addition to 893 assists and 58 errors. Their fielding rate is at .984 which is 16th in pro baseball, and have a total of 710 double plays. The Royals have transformed 67.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 8,100 innings, which has them ranked 27th in baseball.
Bubic (4-10 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 5.21 and he has faced 543 batters during his time in the majors. He has surrendered 125 hits (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 58 free passes. His ERA is 4.48 (62 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.468. Bubic has taken the mound for 124 innings and has racked up 109 strikeouts in his MLB career.
Chicago has recorded 115 home runs this year as well as 493 RBIs. They have hit 180 two-baggers, while walking 395 times as well as scoring 523 runs. The Chicago White Sox have an on-base percentage of .334 and a team batting average of .251 this season. The White Sox have a slugging percentage of .414 and they tally 4.93 runs per contest (6th in baseball). They have been rung up on 924 instances (17th in MLB) and are sitting with 865 base hits.
The White Sox hold a team WHIP of 1.196 with a FIP of 3.78 as a team this season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.33 (1,040 strikeouts against 312 walks). They sit at 6th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 780. They have given up 124 long balls and they concede 4.05 runs per 9 innings (8th in baseball). The Chicago pitching staff have relinquished 411 runs on the campaign while holding an ERA of 3.64 (369 earned runs conceded).
Chicago relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 34.3% out of their 143 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 104 times in high leverage situations in addition to 87 occasions with runners on. With 106 save situations, the White Sox have tallied 55 holds and also 19 blown saves. They are ranked 14th in the league with a save rate of 60.4%, and they have sent 312 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond this year. Chicago has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 48 save chances and they have walked away with 29 saves.
In 8,220 innings played, the White Sox have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (17th in MLB). The Chicago White Sox have turned 66 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .981 (28th in MLB). The White Sox have 765 assists, 67 errors and have earned a total of 2,740 putouts during this campaign.
Cease (16-17 career win-loss mark) holds a 4.61 ERA while surrendering 8.4 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.33 and he has gone up against 1,052 batters so far in his career. He has surrendered 123 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.408 and having a FIP of 4.8. During his career, Cease has allowed 225 base hits while he has earned 263 punch outs in 240 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago (-233) and under 9.5 runs
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