Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 5/19/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-135) Kansas City (+115)
Kauffman Stadium is the location where the Kansas City Royals (13-22) will meet the Chicago White Sox (18-18) on Thursday. The moneyline on this game has the White Sox at -135 while the Royals are sitting at +115. The betting total is set at 10. The expected starting pitchers will be Vince Velasquez and Carlos Hernandez.
The White Sox have recorded 51 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 32 balls out of the stadium. Chicago has a slugging % of .352 and have been called out on strikes 259 times, while taking a walk on 81 occasions. As a team, the Chicago White Sox are notching 3.5 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 26th in the league. They have accrued 118 runs batted in as well as 270 base knocks on the season, and their batting average comes in at .227. They have accounted for 126 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .283.
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The White Sox have a team earned run average of 3.62 so far this season (13th in the league), and the staff has rung up 351 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.45 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.31. White Sox pitchers have yielded 31 long balls and 152 runs in total (17th in baseball). They have walked 143 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.60 as a team on the campaign.
White Sox bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 41 times in addition to having 45 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have 41 holds for the year (1st in baseball). The White Sox relievers have a save percentage of 65.2% and has entered the game in 64 save situations. They have tallied 15 saves on the season and have blown 8 of 23 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 58 runners over the course of the season and 29.3% of those runners earned a run for their team. The White Sox have dispatched 140 relievers to the mound on the season.
The Chicago White Sox have a tally of 969 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 294 assists and 27 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .979 which is 26th in the majors, and have accumulated 30 double plays. The White Sox have turned 68.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of 2,907 innings, which has them ranked 26th in pro baseball.
Velasquez has taken the ball for 678 innings and has earned 741 strikeouts in his MLB career. His ERA is 4.97 (375 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.397. He has given up 668 hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has 280 free passes. Velasquez (33-47 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.60 and he has faced 2,939 opposing hitters in the major leagues.
The Royals hold a slugging percentage of .337 and they tally 3.51 runs per contest (25th in baseball). They have put up 49 two-baggers, while walking 100 times as well as putting up 123 runs. Kansas City has a total of 22 home runs this season as well as 113 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 266 occasions (27th in the league) and are sitting with 264 hits. The Kansas City Royals are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .290 and a batting average of .225 so far this year.
The Royals hold a team WHIP of 1.372 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.28 as a pitching staff so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.94 (240 strikeouts vs 124 walks). They are sitting at 24th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 300. They have surrendered 34 homers and they concede 4.95 runs per 9 innings (26th in baseball). The Kansas City pitching staff have allowed 170 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 4.49 (154 earned runs surrendered).
Kansas City relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 32.4% out of 68 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 50 times in high leverage situations and also on 46 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 30 save situations, the Royals have 16 holds and 5 blown saves. They rank 26th in baseball with a save percentage of 61.5%, and they have dispatched 127 bullpen pitchers onto the field on the year. Kansas City has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 13 save chances and they have recorded 8 saves.
The Kansas City Royals have turned 36 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .989 (5th in the majors). The Royals have accrued 325 assists, 14 errors and have accounted for 927 putouts this season. Out of their 2,781 innings played, the Royals are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.1% (19th in MLB).
Thus far in his career, Hernandez has surrendered 127 hits while earning 100 punch outs in 127 innings pitched. Hernandez (6-6 career mark) is the owner of a 4.96 ERA while allowing 9.0 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 70 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.488 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.7. His K/BB ratio is 1.61 and he has faced 555 batters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (-135)
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