Friday, June 16, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Ian Kennedy vs. Jesse Chavez
Angel Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Kansas City Royals and the Los Angeles Angels on Friday, June 16, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Ian Kennedy for the Royals and Jesse Chavez for the Angels.
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Kansas City opens at +120 while Los Angeles opens at -130. The Royals have a 28-33-3 over/under record and a 31-33-0 run line mark. The Angels are 37-29-0 against the run line and have a 31-34-1 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 28-33-3 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 31-33-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 31-34-1 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 37-29-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
06/02/17 RF Paulo Orlando Undisclosed 60-day DL (06/01)
05/29/17 P Danny Duffy Oblique 10-day DL (05/29)
05/28/17 P Brian Flynn Back 60-day DL (02/15)
05/24/17 P Nathan Karns Arm 10-day DL (05/21)
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
06/14/17 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm left last game, "?" for next scheduled start
05/29/17 CF Mike Trout Thumb 10-day DL (05/29)
05/28/17 P Cam Bedrosian Groin 10-day DL (04/22)
05/21/17 P Andrew Bailey Shoulder 60-day DL (04/10)
04/29/17 P Tyler Skaggs Oblique 60-day DL (04/29)
04/22/17 P Garrett Richards Bicep 60-day DL (04/06)
04/17/17 P Huston Street Side 60-day DL (03/30)
04/15/17 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/15/17 P Nick Tropeano Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 30-34 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ian Kennedy has a 0-6 record with an earned run average of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.29. He has 49 strikeouts over his 56.2 innings pitched and he's given up 45 hits. He allows 7.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.58 and they have given up 215 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 209 hitters and walked 100 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.28. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 565 base hits and 272 earned runs. They have allowed 70 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 223 batters and struck out 505. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.20.
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As a team Kansas City is hitting .243, good for 23rd in the league. The Royals hold a .400 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .272 with an on-base percentage of .351. He has 64 hits this season in 235 at bats with 22 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .426 and an OPS+ of 105. Mike Moustakas is hitting .278 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .317. He has totaled 64 hits and he has driven in 40 men in 230 at bats. His OPS+ is 128 while his slugging percentage is at .565. The Royals have 527 hits, including 95 doubles and 77 home runs. Kansas City has walked 157 times so far this season and they have struck out 484 times as a unit. They have left 397 men on base and have a team OPS of .698. They score 3.94 runs per contest and have scored a total of 252 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 35-34 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.06, Jesse Chavez has a 5-6 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 57 strikeouts over the 74.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 75 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.58 and they have given up 201 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 250 batters and walked 76 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.06. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 578 base knocks and 278 earned runs this season. They have given up 96 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 205 hitters and struck out 584 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.36.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 25th in the league. The Angels hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Andrelton Simmons comes into this matchup batting .281 with an OBP of .342. He has 72 hits this year along with 30 RBI in 256 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .418 with an OPS+ of 106. Yunel Escobar is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .332. He has collected 56 hits in 203 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 101 and a slugging percentage of .409. The Angels as a unit have 561 base hits, including 99 doubles and 75 homers. Los Angeles has walked 236 times this year and they have struck out on 514 occasions. They have had 463 men left on base and have an OPS of .702. They have scored 4.26 runs per game and totaled 294 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels -130
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