Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 8/30/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Kansas City (+130) Chicago (-150)
The Kansas City Royals (52-77) are en route to Guaranteed Rate Field on Tuesday where they will attempt to beat the Chicago White Sox (63-65). The moneyline on this contest has the Royals at +130 while the White Sox are at -150. The betting total is set at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Brady Singer and Lucas Giolito.
As a unit, the Kansas City Royals are recording 3.9 runs per game, which ranks them 24th in baseball. They have racked up 504 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .307. The Royals have hit 191 doubles as a unit and have hit 107 balls out of the park. They have amassed 484 RBI's in addition to 1,053 hits over the course of the season, and their average at the plate is at .244. Kansas City has a slugging rate of .377 and have been rung up 1,028 times, while drawing a walk on 373 occasions.
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The Royals hold a team ERA of 4.73 on the year (27th in the league), and they have rung up 944 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.94 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.48. Royals pitchers have yielded 143 long balls in addition to 654 runs (28th in the league). They have walked 486 batters and their FIP sits at 4.51 as a unit over the course of the season.
Royals pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 147 times in addition to having 144 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have accumulated 71 holds over the course of the season (10th in the league). The Royals relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 61.4% and has entered the game in 119 save situations. They have tallied 27 saves on the year and have missed out on 17 out of their 44 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 238 runners for the season with 28.6% of those players crossed the plate. The Royals have sent 448 relievers to the mound over the course of the season.
The Kansas City Royals have a total of 3,394 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,196 assists and 71 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .985 which ranks 18th in pro baseball, and they have turned 117 double plays. The Royals have converted 67.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of 10,182 innings, which ranks them 27th in pro baseball.
Singer has taken the ball for 309 innings and has accumulated 312 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. Singer (16-19 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.86 while going up against 1,318 batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 4.07 (140 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.305. He has given up 299 hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) with 105 free passes.
Chicago has hit 106 home runs so far this season to go along with 504 RBIs. They have recorded 217 two-baggers, while taking a walk 317 times as well as notching 533 runs. The Chicago White Sox have an OBP of .315 in addition to a batting average of .259 for the season. The White Sox have a team SLG% of .383 and they tally 4.16 runs per game (21st in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 987 occasions (24th in MLB) and have notched a total of 1,148 base hits.
The Chicago pitching staff have allowed 576 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 4.02 (510 earned runs conceded). They have relinquished 137 dingers and they surrender 4.54 runs per 9 innings (20th in baseball). The White Sox are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.310 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.93 as a team this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.61 (1,136 strikeouts vs 436 bases on balls). They are sitting at 19th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 1,060.
With 140 save situations, the White Sox have 83 holds and 18 blown saves. Chicago has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 56 save chances and they have come away with 38 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 131 times in high leverage situations and on 111 occasions with runners on. Chicago relievers hold an inherited score rate of 39.0% out of their 159 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 11th in the league with a save rate of 67.9%, and they have dispatched 432 relievers onto the diamond so far this season.
The Chicago White Sox have turned 100 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (28th in pro baseball). The White Sox have racked up 1,031 assists, 79 errors and have accumulated 3,426 putouts on the season. Out of their 10,278 innings on the diamond, the White Sox have a defensive efficiency of 68.8% (22nd in the majors).
In his career, Giolito has conceded 684 base hits while tallying 831 K's in 790 innings pitched. Giolito (52-45 career win-loss mark) has earned a 4.34 ERA while surrendering 7.8 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 381 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.241 and a FIP of 4.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.80 and he has faced 3,302 batters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chicago (-150)
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