Saturday, June 17, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Junis vs. Alex Meyer
The Kansas City Royals head to Angel Stadium on Saturday, June 17, 2017 to take on the Los Angeles Angels. The expected starting pitchers are Jake Junis for the Royals and Alex Meyer for the Angels.
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The odds for this matchup have Kansas City at +112 and Los Angeles at -122. The Royals have a 29-33-3 over/under mark and a 32-33-0 run line record. The Angels are 37-30-0 against the run line and have a 32-34-1 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 29-33-3 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 32-33-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 32-34-1 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 37-30-0 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 31-34 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Junis has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 4.67 and a WHIP of 1.79. He has 13 strikeouts over his 17.1 innings pitched and he's given up 20 hits. He allows 10.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.54 and they have given up 218 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 210 hitters and walked 100 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.23. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 571 base hits and 273 earned runs. They have allowed 70 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 224 batters and struck out 509. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.19.
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As a team Kansas City is hitting .246, good for 22nd in the league. The Royals hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .275 with an on-base percentage of .352. He has 66 hits this season in 240 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .438 and an OPS+ of 108. Mike Moustakas is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .323. He has totaled 66 hits and he has driven in 42 men in 234 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .564. The Royals have 542 hits, including 100 doubles and 79 home runs. Kansas City has walked 160 times so far this season and they have struck out 490 times as a unit. They have left 408 men on base and have a team OPS of .705. They score 3.98 runs per contest and have scored a total of 259 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 35-35 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.05, Alex Meyer has a 2-3 record and a 1.55 WHIP. He has 46 strikeouts over the 40 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 33 hits. He allows 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.21. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.62 and they have given up 206 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 252 batters and walked 77 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.1. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 593 base knocks and 285 earned runs this season. They have given up 98 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 208 hitters and struck out 590 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.39.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 27th in the league. The Angels hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Andrelton Simmons comes into this matchup batting .277 with an OBP of .337. He has 72 hits this year along with 30 RBI in 260 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .412 with an OPS+ of 103. Yunel Escobar is hitting .275 this season and he has an OBP of .330. He has collected 57 hits in 207 at bats while driving in 19 runs. He has an OPS+ of 99 and a slugging percentage of .406. The Angels as a unit have 567 base hits, including 99 doubles and 75 homers. Los Angeles has walked 237 times this year and they have struck out on 518 occasions. They have had 467 men left on base and have an OPS of .698. They have scored 4.23 runs per game and totaled 296 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Royals +112
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