Kansas City Royals @ Chicago White Sox Matchup Preview - August 3rd, 2022

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The Royals are scheduled to start Brady Singer (4-3, 3.51 ERA) against White Sox starting pitcher Lance Lynn (1-4, 6.42 ERA) on Wednesday. In Brady Singer's last outing, the Royals lost 0-1 against the Yankees. He pitched 7 innings allowing 0 earned runs with 1 hit. He also recorded 10 strikeouts with 1 walk. The last time Lance Lynn took the mound, he recorded a loss as the White Sox got beat by the Athletics 3-7. He finished with 5.2 IP, 8 K, 0 BB, while allowing 4 earned runs on 6 hits. Today, Singer projects for 6.06 innings pitched with 2.7 ER, 6.1 hits, 5.8 strikeouts, and 1.3 walks, according to THE BAT. Meanwhile, THE BAT projects Lynn's average outcome to be 6.11 IP, 2.9 ER, 5.5 H, 6.6 strikeouts, and 1.5 walks.

Kansas City Royals Insights

  • Brady Singer has gone to his change-up 5.8% more often this year (9.7%) than he did last season (3.9%).

  • MJ Melendez's average exit velocity has dropped off of late; his 89.7-mph seasonal mark has fallen to 80.8-mph in the past week.

  • Projected catcher MJ Melendez grades out as a horrible pitch framer, per THE BAT projection system.

Chicago White Sox Insights

  • Lance Lynn's fastball velocity has fallen 1.2 mph this year (92.2 mph) below where it was last season (93.4 mph).

  • Seby Zavala is an extreme flyball batter and matches up with the strong outfield defense of Kansas City (#3-best of all teams on the slate today).

  • The Chicago White Sox bullpen projects as the 7th-best in the game, via THE BAT.

Betting Trends

  • The Chicago White Sox have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Under in 52 of their last 99 games (+8.65 Units / 8% ROI)

  • The Kansas City Royals have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Run Line in 20 of their last 31 away games (+13.55 Units / 40% ROI)

  • Jose Abreu has hit the Hits Over in 47 of his last 62 games (+22.15 Units / 16% ROI)