Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Bobby Wallace. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Saturday July 18th, 2015. At 2:10 PM EST.
The (52-34) Kansas City Royals of the American League Central Division will stay in the “WINDY CITY”. For the second game of a three-day series. Kansas City takes on the (41-45) Chicago White Sox also of the AL Central in 2015 Baseball action. The teams will play at U.S. Cellular Field on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Kansas City Royals will continue to flex their muscle in the tough Division. The Royals look like the team to beat in the American League. The Chicago White Sox are barely alive in the American League playoff race. The opening betting line has Chicago as a -120 Home Favorite Against The Spread. The betting odds total is eight and a half runs for Saturday’s game.
The 2015 Kansas City Royals have won three of four, including a Friday matinee win over the “CHISOX”. The Royals are first in the Division, five games in front of second-place Minnesota. Kansas City is 24-18 on the road this season.
*Center Fielder Lorenzo Cain leads the batting lineup with a .319 batting average and has ninety-four hits.
*Catcher Salvador Perez leads the offense with fifteen homers.
*Kansas City hitters have a .408 team slugging percentage.
*Starting Pitcher, Chris Young leads the rotation with a 3.03 ERA and has eight wins.
*Relief Pitcher, Greg Holland has a staff best twenty saves.
*The Kansas City pitching staff has served up seventy home runs this season.
*Kansas City begins a homestand on July 20th.
*Notable injury: Left Fielder Alex Gordon is out until early September with a groin pull.
*The betting odds under the total are 8-1-2 Kansas City last eleven MLB games on Saturday’s.
*The Royals are 15-5 the last twenty meetings between the teams.
*The Kansas City Royals are 8-2 their last ten Free Baseball Predictions overall, going over the betting odds total five times, staying under the betting odds total three with two pushes.
*The Kansas City Royals will have the Right Handed Jeremy Guthrie. Who is (7-5) with a 5.36 earned run average on the pitchers mound for game two of the series? The Stanford University product threw six innings, giving up eight hits and four runs his last start on July 8th, a 9-7 home victory over Tampa Bay.
*Bovada.Lv lists the Kansas City Royals at 3/1 to win the 2015 MLB American League Pennant.
The 2015 Chicago White Sox are on a two-game losing streak. The White Sox are last in the AL Central, twelve games from the top spot. Chicago is 23-18 at home in 2015.
*First Baseman Jose Abreu leads the offense in all five major categories.
*Left Fielder Melky Cabrera has a .259 batting average.
*The White Sox have a .355 slugging percentage.
*Starting Pitcher Chris Sale leads the rotation with a 2.72 ERA has one hundred and fifty-seven strikeouts with eight wins.
*Relief Pitcher David Robertson leads the staff with nineteen saves.
*Notable injury: Relief Pitcher Matt Albers is on the 15-day disabled list with surgery on his finger.
*The White Sox hit the road for eight games on July 23rd.
*The betting odds under the total are 21-5 the White Sox last twenty-six at home.
*The betting odds under the total are 5-2-1 the White Sox last eight baseball games on Saturday.
The Chicago White Sox are 6-4 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total twice, staying under the betting odds total seven times and has a push.
*The Left Handed Jose Quintana, who is (4-9) with a 3.69 ERA, will be on the hill. The 6’1″ 215 pound Arjona native went 7.1 innings, giving up eight hits and three runs. His last start on July 8th, a 3-1 loss road loss to the Cubs.
*The Chicago White Sox are 25/1 to win the 2015 MLB American League Crown.