Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 8/11/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Thursday, August 11, 2022
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (-215) Kansas City (+185)
The Chicago White Sox (56-54) are en route to Kauffman Stadium on Thursday where they will meet the Kansas City Royals (45-66). The moneyline on this matchup has Chicago at -215 while Kansas City is sitting at +185. The over/under is 8. The pitchers who are expected to start are Dylan Cease and Zack Greinke.
As a team, the Chicago White Sox are earning 4.3 runs per game, which puts them at 17th in the league. They have accounted for 471 runs and have an on-base percentage of .310. The White Sox have accounted for 188 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 96 baseballs out of the park. They have accrued 448 RBI's and 981 base knocks for the year, while their average at the plate is .257. Chicago has a slugging rate of .386 and have been rung up 857 times, while taking a walk on 258 occasions.
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The White Sox are sitting with a team ERA of 3.89 over the course of the season (14th in the league), and the staff has rung up 991 hitters. They have walked 380 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.92 as a team for the year. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.61 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.31. White Sox pitchers have conceded 120 long balls and 484 runs (19th in MLB).
The White Sox relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 66.7% and has entered the game in 126 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 129 runners so far this year with 38.0% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. White Sox pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 93 times and also have had 113 appearances in high leverage situations. The White Sox have dispatched 377 relievers to the mound so far this season. The relief pitchers have racked up 77 holds so far this year (2nd in MLB). They have accumulated 32 saves for the season and have blown 16 of 48 save opportunities.
The Chicago White Sox have earned 2,901 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 884 assists and 68 errors. Their fielding rate is at .982 which has them ranked 27th in baseball, and they have twisted 84 double plays. The White Sox have transformed 68.7% of baseballs in play into outs in their 8,703 innings on the field, ranking them 24th in professional baseball.
Cease has thrown 419 frames and has 517 K's thus far in his career. His ERA is 3.69 (172 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.301. He has allowed 356 base knocks (7.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 190 walks. Cease (34-22 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 3.92 and he has gone up against 1,795 batters during his time in the majors.
The Royals hold a slugging % of .382 and they tally 3.91 runs per contest (24th in the league). They have recorded 168 doubles, while getting a free base 322 times as well as putting up 434 runs. Kansas City is sitting with 95 home runs for the season to go along with 415 RBIs. They have struck out on 873 occasions (23rd in MLB) and have accounted for 918 base knocks. The Kansas City Royals have compiled an OBP of .308 and a batting average of .246 this year.
The Kansas City pitching staff have conceded 555 runs on the year while having an ERA of 4.66 (504 earned runs relinquished). They have given up 120 homers and they concede 5.13 runs per 9 innings (27th in baseball). The Royals hold a team WHIP of 1.457 in addition to having a FIP of 4.46 as a team for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.94 (814 strikeouts against 419 bases on balls). They come in at 28th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,000.
Kansas City relievers have an inherited score percentage of 30.0% of 203 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 131 times in high leverage situations in addition to 128 occasions with base runners. With 105 save situations, the Royals have accumulated 61 holds in addition to 16 blown saves. They are currently ranked 21st in MLB holding a save rate of 60.0%, and they have sent 387 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. Kansas City has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 40 save chances and they have recorded 24 saves.
The Kansas City Royals have turned 100 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (16th in baseball). The Royals have racked up 1,028 assists, 60 errors and have a tally of 2,869 putouts on the campaign. Out of their 8,607 innings on the field, the Royals are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 68.2% (26th in MLB).
In his career, Greinke has allowed 2,995 base hits and he has 2,861 strikeouts in 3,202 innings. He has conceded a total of 1,226 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.164 and a FIP of 3.5. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.91 and he has gone up against 13,095 opposing batters in his career. Greinke (222-139 career mark) is the owner of a 3.45 earned run average and has allowed 8.4 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (-215)
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