Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 8/9/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
The Kansas City Royals (44-65) welcome the Chicago White Sox (55-53) at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday. The pitchers who are expected to start are Lance Lynn and Brady Singer.
Chicago owns a slugging percentage of .386 and have struck out 840 times, while being walked on 255 occasions. They have 443 RBI's and 966 hits for the season, while their team batting average is .257. The White Sox have accumulated 186 doubles as a squad and have hit 93 balls out of the park. They have a total of 466 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .311. As a squad, the Chicago White Sox are earning 4.3 runs per outing, which has them at 17th in baseball.
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The White Sox are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.90 on the campaign (16th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 976 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.59 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.32. White Sox pitchers have surrendered 117 home runs and 478 total runs (19th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 377 opposing players and their FIP is 3.92 as a squad this season.
White Sox bullpen pitchers have come into the game with opponents on base 92 times in addition to having 110 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have 74 holds on the campaign (3rd in MLB). The White Sox relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 66.0% and has come into the game in 122 save situations. They have compiled 31 saves this year and have not converted 16 of 47 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 128 base runners for the year and 38.3% of those runners crossed home plate. The White Sox have sent 371 relievers to the hill this year.
The White Sox have converted 68.7% of balls in play into outs out of their 8,703 innings on the field, which ranks them 24th in professional baseball. The Chicago White Sox have a tally of 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 pro baseball, and have earned 84 double plays.
Lynn has taken the mound for 1,637 innings and has earned 1,648 punch outs during his career. His earned run average is 3.56 (648 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.269. He has conceded 1,494 base knocks (8.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 584 walks. Lynn (117-81 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.62 while going up against 6,923 hitters in the majors.
Kansas City has accounted for 92 home runs on the year to go along with 409 runs batted in. They have put up 167 doubles, while getting a free base 319 times and scoring 428 runs. The Kansas City Royals have accounted for a team OBP of .309 and a batting average of .246 this season. The Royals hold a team slugging % of .382 and they are recording 3.93 runs per outing (24th in the league). They have been rung up on 858 occasions (23rd in MLB) and have tallied 904 hits.
The Royals hold a team WHIP of 1.465 in addition to having a FIP of 4.47 as a staff on the year. They come in at 28th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 985. The Kansas City pitching staff have conceded 550 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 4.70 (499 earned runs allowed). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.92 (797 strikeouts vs 416 free passes). They have conceded 117 home runs and they surrender 5.18 runs per 9 innings (27th in baseball).
Kansas City has had relief pitchers take the mound in 39 save opportunities and they have recorded 23 saves. They are currently ranked 22nd in the league with a save percentage of 59.0%, and they have sent 380 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the season. Their relief pitchers have come in 128 times in high leverage situations and on 125 occasions with runners on. Kansas City relievers hold an inherited score rate of 31.0% out of their 197 inherited runners. With 102 save situations, the Royals have earned 59 holds and also 16 blown saves.
In 8,607 innings on the field, the Royals hold a defensive efficiency of 68.2% (26th in pro baseball). The Kansas City Royals have gotten 100 double plays and have notched 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 season.
In his career, Singer has given up 284 base hits while totaling 286 K's in 283 frames. Singer (13-19 career win-loss record) has earned a 4.32 ERA while surrendering 9.0 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 136 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.348 and having a FIP of 3.9. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.92 and he has faced 1,219 hitters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago
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