Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 8/10/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-180) Kansas City (+155)
The Kansas City Royals (44-65) will play the Chicago White Sox (55-53) at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday. The odds on this game have Chicago at -180 and Kansas City is coming in at +155. The betting total is set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Johnny Cueto and Kris Bubic.
The White Sox have accounted for 186 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 93 baseballs out of the park. Chicago owns a slugging percentage of .386 and have struck out 840 times, while drawing a walk on 255 occasions. As a squad, the Chicago White Sox are scoring 4.3 runs per contest, which is 17th in MLB. They have compiled 443 runs batted in in addition to 966 hits for the season, while their team batting average is at .257. They have accounted for 466 runs while having a team OBP of .311.
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The White Sox have a team ERA of 3.90 on the year (16th in the league), and the staff has rung up 976 batters. Their K/BB ratio is 2.59 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.32. White Sox pitchers have given up 117 home runs and also 478 runs (19th in the league). They have walked 377 hitters and their FIP is 3.92 as a team on the campaign.
The White Sox have dispatched 371 relievers to the mound on the year. The relievers have inherited 128 base runners so far this season with 38.3% of them ended up scoring. They have compiled 31 saves this season and have not converted 16 of 47 save opportunities. The White Sox bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 66.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 122 save situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 74 holds this season (3rd in MLB). White Sox bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on 92 times as well as having 110 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Chicago White Sox are sitting with 2,901 putouts for the season, as well as 884 assists and 68 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .982 which is 27th in MLB, and they have twisted 84 double plays. The White Sox have transformed 68.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of 8,703 innings, which has them sitting 24th in MLB.
Cueto has taken the ball for 2,130 frames and has racked up 1,774 strikeouts in his career. Cueto (139-102 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.86 and he has faced 8,840 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.43 (811 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.205. He has surrendered 1,960 base hits (8.3 hits per 9 innings) with 608 free passes.
The Royals have a team slugging percentage of .382 and they score 3.93 runs per outing (24th in the league). They have hit 167 doubles, while taking a walk 319 times and racking up 428 runs. Kansas City has knocked in 92 home runs on the campaign and 409 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 858 occasions (23rd in MLB) and are sitting with 904 hits. The Kansas City Royals have accumulated an OBP of .309 and a team batting average of .246 on the year.
The Kansas City pitching staff have given up 550 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 4.70 (499 earned runs relinquished). They have surrendered 117 dingers and they surrender 5.18 runs per 9 innings (27th in baseball). The Royals have a team WHIP of 1.465 in addition to having a FIP of 4.47 as a unit on the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 1.92 (797 strikeouts against 416 free passes). They come in at 27th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 985.
Kansas City has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 39 save chances and they have come away with 23 saves. They rank 23rd in baseball with a save percentage of 59.0%, and they have sent 380 relievers to the mound on the year. Their relief pitchers have come in 128 times in high leverage situations and also on 125 occasions with base runners. Kansas City relievers have an inherited score percentage of 31.0% of 197 inherited runners. Sitting with 102 save situations, the Royals have accrued 59 holds and also 16 blown saves.
The Kansas City Royals have gotten 100 double plays and have a fielding rate of .985 (16th in MLB). The Royals have 1,028 assists, 60 errors and have earned a total of 2,869 putouts for the year. In their 8,607 innings on the diamond, the Royals have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.2% (26th in MLB).
During his pro baseball career, Bubic has given up 257 base knocks while he has accumulated 230 strikeouts in 260 innings pitched. He has surrendered a total of 135 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.452 and a FIP of 5.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.90 and he has faced 1,135 batters so far in his MLB career. Bubic (9-19 mark in his career) has a 4.67 ERA and has allowed 8.9 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago (-180)
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