Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 8/2/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+140) Chicago (-165)
The Chicago White Sox (51-50) host the Kansas City Royals (40-62) at Guaranteed Rate Field on Tuesday. The odds on this game have Kansas City at +140 while Chicago is opening at -165. The total is 8. The pitchers taking the mound will be Brady Singer and Lucas Giolito.
As a squad, the Kansas City Royals are knocking in 3.9 runs/g, which has them at 26th in the league. They have accounted for 394 runs while holding a team OBP of .310. The Royals have hit 157 doubles as a unit and have knocked 82 baseballs out of the park. They have 376 RBI's in addition to 848 base knocks on the year, while their team batting average comes in at .246. Kansas City owns a slugging percentage of .378 and have struck out 798 times, while drawing a walk on 300 occasions.
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Royals pitchers have relinquished 110 home runs and also 517 total runs (26th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 397 batters and their FIP sits at 4.51 as a squad this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.88 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.46. The Royals have a team earned run average of 4.70 for the year (27th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 748 batters.
The Royals relief pitchers have a save percentage of 59.5% and has come into the game in 97 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 189 base runners so far this season with 31.7% of those runners crossed the plate. Royals bullpen pitchers have entered the game with players on base 120 times in addition to having 121 appearances in high leverage situations. The Royals have dispatched 359 relief pitchers to the mound this season. The bullpen have recorded 56 holds on the season (14th in MLB). They have accumulated 22 saves for the year and have blown 15 out of their 37 save opportunities.
The Kansas City Royals have earned 2,559 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 907 assists and 51 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .985 which puts them in 13th in MLB, and they have twisted 87 double plays. The Royals have converted 68.3% of balls in play into outs out of 7,677 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 24th in the majors.
Singer has taken the hill for 277 frames and has earned 283 K's during his MLB career. Singer (13-18 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 3.91 while he has faced 1,191 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 4.28 (132 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.334. He has conceded 273 hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 97 walks.
The Chicago White Sox have accounted for an OBP of .311 in addition to a team batting average of .257 so far this season. They have been rung up on 781 occasions (26th in MLB) and have earned a total of 902 hits. Chicago is sitting with 88 home runs this season as well as 418 RBIs. The White Sox hold a slugging % of .386 and they earn 4.36 runs per game (17th in the league). They have hit 178 two-baggers, while walking 239 times as well as scoring 440 runs.
The Chicago pitching staff have given up 459 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.99 (402 earned runs given up). They have conceded 112 long balls and they surrender 4.56 runs per 9 innings (21st in MLB). The White Sox hold a team WHIP of 1.332 in addition to having a FIP of 3.98 as a squad so far this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.56 (915 strikeouts vs 357 walks). They come in at 19th in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 850.
Chicago has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 45 save opportunities and they have come away with 29 saves. They rank 15th in the league with a save percentage of 64.4%, and they have sent 352 relievers to the mound so far this year. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 107 times in high leverage situations and also on 91 occasions with runners on. Chicago bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 38.1% out of their 126 inherited base runners. Sitting with 115 save situations, the White Sox have recorded 69 holds in addition to 16 blown saves.
The Chicago White Sox have gotten 77 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (28th in baseball). The White Sox have accrued 796 assists, 64 errors and have notched a total of 2,613 putouts over the course of the season. In 7,839 innings on the diamond, the White Sox have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 68.3% (25th in pro baseball).
Giolito (48-44 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 4.31 earned run average while allowing 7.7 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.80 and he has faced 3,186 batters in his career. He has allowed 366 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.230 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. During his MLB career, Giolito has given up 653 base knocks while he has tallied 804 strikeouts in 764 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kansas City (+140)
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