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Saturday at 7:10 PM
KANSAS CITY (57-58) AT CHI WHITE SOX (45-68) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
921: KANSAS CITY
922: CHI WHITE SOX
10.0
+140
57-58
45-68
54-56-5
54-54-5
4.4 / 4.6
4.3 / 5.0
(R) I KENNEDY
(R) J SHIELDS
4-8
2-4
4.83
6.03
1.23
1.60
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: Mostly Cloudy   Temperature: 54.0 °
Humidity: 51   Wind: Southwest at 11.5 MPH (10 KT)
 
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
 Power Line
TeamPitcherEstimateEdge
KANSAS CITYKENNEDY-135 
CHI WHITE SOXSHIELDS +135 
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
KANSAS CITY team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games57-58+5.2244-211+33.41515-1868-95.454-56213-2141593-1623
as a road favorite of -125 to -1750-2-2.612-12-4.559-44-1.31-016-651-48
in road games25-31-0.5107-119-0.6715-978-3.227-24104-105764-840
on the road when the total is 10 to 10.51-2-11-4-3110-189-28.31-21-4133-151
in August games2-9-7.641-27+13.4258-326-17.57-329-33260-291
when playing on Saturday9-7+3.540-28+12.8229-318-506-830-31278-242
against division opponents21-24-2.3111-86+20.5661-764-14.623-1996-89690-670
in night games38-40+2169-156+7.81033-1278-85.835-41152-1541064-1134
against right-handed starters43-39+8.4174-142+31.91094-1303-22.138-39145-1491146-1128
after a loss25-31-3.7103-103-0.5804-1041-68.427-2699-97852-893
after 3 or more consecutive losses5-10-621-28-8234-350-50.86-818-29261-289
when playing against a team with a losing record23-25-0.4108-90+10.9686-759-78.423-23107-78715-654
when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season11-9+2.257-46+3.2367-396-37.68-1156-43394-330

CHI WHITE SOX team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games45-68-6.5199-238-25.21691-1680-45.854-54208-2091564-1672
as a home underdog of +125 to +17510-9+5.224-21+1386-101+18.37-1020-2289-86
in home games25-29+2.1110-106-1.2913-771-6.526-2493-112799-809
at home when the total is 10 to 10.56-8+0.39-10+1.1217-180+1.27-78-10196-188
in August games4-6+0.828-37-5.8282-300-35.63-635-29278-283
when playing on Saturday8-11+135-35+5.2291-256+35.97-1137-29256-273
against division opponents21-25+1.985-113-28.2723-705-57.620-2395-92688-679
in night games27-46-8.1132-149-2.71096-1099-35.736-34139-1311036-1070
against right-handed starters30-49-5.7146-183-271254-1213+16.742-34167-1471148-1217
after a win22-23+6.695-103-3.8861-819-1523-2093-94783-825
after 3 or more consecutive wins4-4+0.823-23+2.9241-199+23.24-325-18217-209
when playing against a team with a losing record20-26-0.682-89-10.1823-729-45.229-1690-77719-779
when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season2-7-4.235-43-13.4413-345-20.96-346-29373-359
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
KANSAS CITY - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
7/29/2017CAHILL(R)@ BOSTONRODRIGUEZ(L)8-9L1408.5 unO14911393
7/30/2017HAMMEL(R)@ BOSTONPOMERANZ(L)5-3W1609 unU1281972
7/31/2017DUFFY(L)@ BALTIMOREJIMENEZ(R)1-2L-1059.5 ovU5401081
8/1/2017KENNEDY(R)@ BALTIMOREBUNDY(R)2-7L11010 unU5401591
8/2/2017VARGAS(L)@ BALTIMOREHELLICKSON(R)0-6L12010 unU570750
8/3/2017CAHILL(R)SEATTLEGALLARDO(R)6-4W-1259.5 ovO8511091
8/4/2017HAMMEL(R)SEATTLEPAXTON(L)2-5L+1458.5 unU430930
8/6/2017DUFFY(L)SEATTLEGONZALES(L)7-8L-1358.5 evO10601170
8/6/2017JUNIS(R)SEATTLERAMIREZ(R)9-1W-1159.5 unO1360441
8/7/2017KENNEDY(R)ST LOUISMARTINEZ(R)3-11L+1109 evO8521030
8/8/2017VARGAS(L)ST LOUISWACHA(R)3-10L+1158.5 ovO65114100
8/9/2017CAHILL(R)@ ST LOUISLEAKE(R)5-8L1308.5 unO15811181
8/10/2017HAMMEL(R)@ ST LOUISLYNN(R)6-8L1359 unO1293991
8/11/2017DUFFY(L)@ CHI WHITE SOXLOPEZ(R)3-6L-1309 unP771940
8/12/2017KENNEDY(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXSHIELDS(R) 
8/13/2017VARGAS(L)@ CHI WHITE SOXHOLLAND(L) 
8/14/2017CAHILL(R)@ OAKLANDCOTTON(R) 
8/15/2017HAMMEL(R)@ OAKLANDSMITH(R) 
8/16/2017DUFFY(L)@ OAKLANDBLACKBURN(R) 
8/18/2017 CLEVELAND  
8/19/2017 CLEVELAND  

CHI WHITE SOX - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
7/29/2017GONZALEZ(R)CLEVELANDKLUBER(R)4-5L+2658 ovO101028141
7/30/2017RODON(L)CLEVELANDTOMLIN(R)3-1W+1309.5 unU430881
7/31/2017SHIELDS(R)TORONTOESTRADA(R)7-6W+17010.5 unO1070941
8/1/2017PELFREY(R)TORONTOSTROMAN(R)4-8L+2009.5 unO117013120
8/2/2017HOLLAND(L)TORONTOHAPP(L)1-5L+19510.5 ovU8101890
8/3/2017GONZALEZ(R)@ BOSTONPORCELLO(R)5-9L2459.5 unO74115101
8/4/2017RODON(L)@ BOSTONRODRIGUEZ(L)2-3L1909.5 unU9100851
8/5/2017SHIELDS(R)@ BOSTONPOMERANZ(L)1-4L2609.5 unU861541
8/6/2017PELFREY(R)@ BOSTONFISTER(R)3-6L18710.5 unU960860
8/8/2017HOLLAND(L)HOUSTONKEUCHEL(L)8-5W+2259.5 ovO13909100
8/9/2017GONZALEZ(R)HOUSTONMCHUGH(R)7-1W+19010 ovU1151671
8/10/2017RODON(L)HOUSTONPEACOCK(R)3-2W+1409.5 unU111421292
8/11/2017LOPEZ(R)KANSAS CITYDUFFY(L)6-3W+1209 unP940771
8/12/2017SHIELDS(R)KANSAS CITYKENNEDY(R) 
8/13/2017HOLLAND(L)KANSAS CITYVARGAS(L) 
8/15/2017GONZALEZ(R)@ LA DODGERSWOOD(L) 
8/16/2017RODON(L)@ LA DODGERSDARVISH(R) 
8/17/2017LOPEZ(R)@ TEXASHAMELS(L) 
8/18/2017 @ TEXAS  
8/19/2017 @ TEXAS  
Team Statistics
Peformance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below. Categories where a team has performed poorly are denoted in red. Categories where a team has performed well are denoted in green.
KANSAS CITY - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games57-58+5.254-564.40.2550.3030.4100.7134.60.2610.3230.4080.731
Road Games25-31-0.527-244.30.2480.2950.4010.6954.70.2670.3330.4190.753
vs Right-handed Starters43-39+8.438-394.40.2570.3060.4190.7254.50.2610.3250.4020.728
Past 7 Games1-6-5.66-05.10.2870.3310.4530.7847.40.2810.3530.5210.874
Grass Games54-57+2.351-554.30.2540.3020.4100.7124.60.2600.3230.4050.728
Night Games38-40+235-414.20.2560.3020.4040.7064.60.2610.3200.4050.725
Division21-24-2.323-194.70.2650.3150.4240.7395.00.2660.3320.4040.736
KANSAS CITY - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.40.2550.30311539361003175161340.410471275862607151135110656
Road Games4.30.2480.295561977491807690.4012251304553034264216029
Righty Starters4.40.2570.306822820726126101030.4193401996154852079367338
KANSAS CITY - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.041.379392.31951763763716535122-19251464.1%
Road Games4.461.448183.7999117820881716-1212763.2%

CHI WHITE SOX - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games45-68-6.554-544.30.2560.3070.4030.7105.00.2580.3340.4410.775
Home Games25-29+2.126-244.50.2540.3100.4000.7104.90.2490.3300.4290.759
vs Right-handed Starters30-49-5.742-344.30.2510.3010.3990.7015.20.2660.3440.4500.794
Past 7 Games4-3+3.81-54.30.2810.3300.4100.7393.40.2270.2860.4090.695
Grass Games42-65-9.151-514.30.2560.3070.4010.7085.00.2590.3340.4420.776
Night Games27-46-8.136-344.40.2620.3100.4070.7175.20.2610.3370.4470.784
Division21-25+1.920-234.30.2580.3100.3980.7084.30.2480.3230.4230.746
CHI WHITE SOX - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.30.2560.3071133854988164241180.40346928096038736988011678
Home Games4.50.2540.3105417934557612540.4002311474612435345445435
Righty Starters4.30.2510.30179268067211416840.3993181946832550567618158
CHI WHITE SOX - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.881.308384.71771663425116139221-15161061.5%
Home Games3.821.295195.38883176307721213-57558.3%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
IAN KENNEDY recent results and season statistics
IAN KENNEDY - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts4.831.2324-821113.75.466619420469710-11-0.513-7
Road Starts4.301.1704-31160.75.5292948923476-5+2.26-4
Last 3 Starts6.191.5001-23165.312111717111-2-12-1
IAN KENNEDY - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
8/7/2017ST LOUIS3-11+1109Loss,OverL6766145MARTINEZ(R)
8/1/2017at BALTIMORE2-7+11010Loss,UnderL4448012BUNDY(R)
7/26/2017at DETROIT16-2+10510Win,OverW6113024SANCHEZ(R)

JAMES SHIELDS recent results and season statistics
JAMES SHIELDS - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts6.031.5962-41262.75.24642691731504-8-2.67-5
Home Starts6.461.7292-3630.75.1252234819233-3+1.14-2
Last 3 Starts6.751.5000-23165.315121856161-2-0.32-1
JAMES SHIELDS - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
8/5/2017at BOSTON1-4+2609.5Loss,UnderL6435216POMERANZ(L)
7/31/2017TORONTO7-6+17010.5Win,Over 6668326ESTRADA(R)
7/26/2017CHICAGO CUBS3-8+22010Loss,OverL4535034ARRIETA(R)
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
Games over the last 3 seasons
KANSAS CITY is 31-18 (+12.0 Units) against CHI WHITE SOX over the last 3 seasons
23 of 47 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=-2.0 Units, Under=-2.4 Units)
Games this season
CHI WHITE SOX is 6-5 (+1.8 Units) against KANSAS CITY this season
6 of 10 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.9 Units)

All games at CHI WHITE SOX over the last 3 seasons
KANSAS CITY is 12-11 (+2.1 Units) against CHI WHITE SOX over the last 3 seasons
13 of 21 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+3.9 Units)
Games played at CHI WHITE SOX this season.
CHI WHITE SOX is 4-0 (+4.4 Units) against KANSAS CITY this season
2 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+0.7 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
8/11/2017KANSAS CITY3-130  71071DUFFY(L)L6.3570
 CHI WHITE SOX6+1209 unWin91040LOPEZ(R) 6243
7/23/2017CHI WHITE SOX4+115 Under100050HOLLAND(L) 4.7343
 KANSAS CITY5-12510.5 unWin83050WOOD(L) 4.7471
7/22/2017CHI WHITE SOX2+160 Under81080PELFREY(R) 5126
 KANSAS CITY7-17010.5 ovWin94350VARGAS(L) 5271
7/21/2017CHI WHITE SOX6+165 Over100050SHIELDS(R) 4.36103
 KANSAS CITY7-17510.5 ovWin1412113KENNEDY(R) 4562
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
IAN KENNEDY vs. CHI WHITE SOX since 1997
KENNEDY is 2-2 when starting against CHI WHITE SOX with an ERA of 4.70 and a WHIP of 1.383.
His team's record is 4-3 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 3-4. (-1.5 units)
IAN KENNEDY recent starts vs. CHI WHITE SOX
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
7/21/2017CHI WHITE SOX7-6-17510.5Win,Over 4656024SHIELDS(R)
5/4/2017CHI WHITE SOX3-8-1507.5Loss,OverL4.3546213HOLLAND(L)
9/16/2016CHI WHITE SOX4-7+1157Loss,Over 6225036SALE(L)

JAMES SHIELDS vs. KANSAS CITY since 1997
SHIELDS is 7-2 when starting against KANSAS CITY with an ERA of 4.02 and a WHIP of 1.215.
His team's record is 8-4 (+1.9 units) in these starts. The OVER is 6-5. (+0.9 units)
JAMES SHIELDS recent starts vs. KANSAS CITY
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
7/21/2017at KANSAS CITY6-7+16510.5Loss,Over 4.36610133KENNEDY(R)
9/10/2016KANSAS CITY5-6+1309.5Loss,Over 6334245VOLQUEZ(R)
8/22/2012KANSAS CITY5-3-1807Win,OverW7.7335017MENDOZA(R)
Team Line Action - Where the money is going!
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
As indicated by the movement of the line, the betting public is favoring CHI WHITE SOX in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in KANSAS CITY games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1337, -141.0 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in KANSAS CITY games 57.4% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (221-164, +35.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHI WHITE SOX games 51.3% of the time since 1997. (1390-1318, -91.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHI WHITE SOX games 51.3% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (195-185, -24.7 units)
Edge=KANSAS CITY
 
The betting public is favoring the UNDER in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in KANSAS CITY games 51.2% of the time since 1997. (1189-1132, -105.3 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in KANSAS CITY games 48.9% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (195-204, -40.4 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CHI WHITE SOX games 50.9% of the time since 1997. (1194-1154, -126.0 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CHI WHITE SOX games 50.6% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (198-193, -23.7 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
KANSAS CITY
[P] 08/10/2017 - Trevor Cahill 10-day DL (08/10) ( Shoulder )
[C] 08/06/2017 - Salvador Perez 10-day DL (08/05) ( Side )
[P] 06/26/2017 - Nathan Karns 60-day DL (05/21) ( Forearm )
[RF] 06/02/2017 - Paulo Orlando 60-day DL (06/01) ( Shin )
CHI WHITE SOX
[3B] 08/08/2017 - Matt Davidson 10-day DL (08/04) ( Wrist )
[LF] 08/01/2017 - Willy Garcia 10-day DL (08/01) ( Concussion )
[P] 06/28/2017 - Zach Putnam 60-day DL (04/23) ( Elbow )
[P] 05/26/2017 - Dylan Covey 10-day DL (05/26) ( Oblique )
[C] 05/15/2017 - Geovany Soto 60-day DL (05/08) ( Elbow )
[P] 05/04/2017 - Nate Jones 10-day DL (05/01) ( Elbow )
[CF] 04/23/2017 - Charlie Tilson 60-day DL (03/30) ( Foot )
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