Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 5/16/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Monday, May 16, 2022
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Kauffman Stadium is the site where the Kansas City Royals (11-20) will go up against the Chicago White Sox (16-17) on Monday. The pitchers expected to start will be Lucas Giolito and Brad Keller.
As a team, the Chicago White Sox are compiling 3.6 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 24th in MLB. They have racked up 116 runs while having a team OBP of .287. The White Sox have tallied 46 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 29 balls out of the stadium. They have 108 runs batted in and 244 base knocks for the season, while their average at the plate comes in at .230. Chicago has a slugging percentage of .357 and have been called out on strikes 230 times, while drawing a walk on 74 occasions.
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The White Sox hold a team earned run average of 3.79 so far this year (18th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 307 hitters. They have walked 131 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.78 as a squad on the season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.34 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.35. White Sox pitchers have surrendered 29 long balls and 142 total runs (19th in MLB).
The White Sox have dispatched 127 relievers to the mound this year. The relievers have inherited 57 base runners over the course of the season with 29.8% of them ended up scoring. They have compiled 13 saves on the year and have blown 7 out of their 20 save opportunities. The White Sox bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 65.0% and has come into the game in 57 save situations. The relief pitchers have notched 37 holds this season (1st in MLB). White Sox relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 39 times and also have had 43 appearances in high leverage situations.
The White Sox have transformed 67.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of 2,583 innings, ranking them 26th in baseball. The Chicago White Sox have earned a total of 861 putouts this season, in addition to 264 assists and 26 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .977 which puts them in 29th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 28 double plays.
Giolito has taken the ball for 694 innings and has earned 733 strikeouts thus far in his career. His ERA is 4.13 (319 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.191. He has surrendered 567 base knocks (7.3 hits per 9 innings) with 260 free passes. Giolito (44-39 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.29 and he has gone up against 2,873 opposing batters in the major leagues.
Kansas City has accounted for 18 home runs so far this season as well as 100 RBIs. They have put up 40 two-baggers, while taking a walk 86 times and scoring 110 runs. The Kansas City Royals have accounted for a team OBP of .285 and a team batting average of .222 this season. The Royals have a SLG% of .328 and they earn 3.55 runs per contest (27th in the league). They have struck out on 224 occasions (30th in baseball) and have tallied 231 hits.
The Royals are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.397 and have a FIP of 4.42 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. They are sitting at 22nd in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 269. The Kansas City pitching staff have given up 154 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 4.67 (141 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.92 (213 strikeouts against 111 walks). They have conceded 32 long balls and they yield 5.10 runs per 9 innings (26th in MLB).
Sitting with 26 save situations, the Royals have amassed 14 holds in addition to 5 blown saves. Kansas City has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 11 save chances and they have tallied 6 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 45 times in high leverage situations in addition to 42 occasions with base runners. Kansas City bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 31.1% of 61 inherited base runners. They are ranked 28th in baseball holding a save rate of 54.5%, and they have sent 115 relievers onto the field over the course of the season.
The Kansas City Royals have gotten 33 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .988 (7th in pro baseball). The Royals have recorded 286 assists, 13 errors and have accounted for 816 putouts this season. In 2,448 innings played, the Royals have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 69.7% (20th in MLB).
Keller (30-38 career mark) has earned a 3.92 ERA while allowing 8.7 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 1.88 and he has gone up against 2,262 opposing hitters during his career. He has surrendered 231 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.359 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. Thus far in his career, Keller has given up 511 base knocks while earning 395 punch outs in 530 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago
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