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2018 MLB Season
(5-15) Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals (5-16)
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Venue: Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Lucas Giolito vs. Jakob Junis
MLB Moneyline Odds: Royals -135 | White Sox +125
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Royals -1.5 (+140)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
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Chicago White Sox
Giolito pitched the worst he has all year, and thats hard to do considering he’s been terrible from the get-go. He was kicked out early against the Houston Astros as he could only make it a meager two innings giving up nine earned off of five hits while striking out one and walking seven. It was his third consecutive loss in a row.
The highly touted Giolito has been a dumpster fire to start the season. His walk-to-strikeout ratio sits at a pathetic 19 walks to nine strikeouts. He has given up 20 earned runs off of 18 hits.
The funny thing about it all is he has only given up one home run. You can’t even blame it on bad luck as he owns a .258 BABIP, batters are just crushing him.
Chicago has been in a slump all season while they have gone just 1-5 in the last week. Their lineup is slashing .249/.308/.380 to go with 17 extra-base hits and 22 RBI.
Kansas City Royals
Junis was yet again brilliant picking up his third win of the season, this time against a hot Detroit Tigers squad. He was able to go eight innings giving up two earned off of four hits while striking out four and walking one. Three of his four starts have resulted in quality starts for the young righty.
Junis hasn’t had the hype Giolito has gotten, but he doesn’t need it as he’s doing just fine to start the season. He doesn’t strike many out with a 6.75 K/9, but he also doesn’t give up walks with a 1.69 BB/9. As for the home runs, he’s given up three, but that came in one outing.
His .169 BABIP, 90.2% LOB% and 2.03 ERA are unsustainable, but I like what I’m seeing from the young righty thus far.
Not much has been going on for Kansas City as they have gone just 2-4 in the last week. Their lineup is only slashing .237/.312/.379 to go along with 14 extra-base hits and 23 RBI in than span.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 6-1-1 in CHW last 8 overall.
- Over is 6-1-1 in CHW last 8 on grass.
- CHW are 3-13 in their last 16 games on grass.
- KC are 1-7 in their last 8 Thu. games.
- KC are 2-8 in their last 10 games on grass.
- KC are 5-17 in their last 22 overall.
Free Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Prediction: Chicago edges out Kansas City on the road
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: White Sox +125
This is an important start for Giolito as I’m sure there are talks of dropping him to the minors for a couple of starts. Junis just pitched the game of his life. I have faith in Giolito to begin the turn around, while Junis is due for a hiccup right after a terrific outing. Roll with the road dogs.
MLB Free Score Prediction: White Sox 5 – Royals 4
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