Sunday, June 18, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jason Vargas vs. J.C. Ramirez
Angel Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Kansas City Royals and the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday, June 18, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jason Vargas for the Royals and J.C. Ramirez for the Angels.
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Kansas City opens at +100 while Los Angeles opens at -110. The Royals have a 29-34-3 over/under record and a 33-33-0 run line mark. The Angels are 38-30-0 against the run line and have a 32-35-1 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 29-34-3 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 33-33-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 32-35-1 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 38-30-0 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 32-34 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jason Vargas has a 9-3 record with an earned run average of 2.10 and a WHIP of 1.09. He has 65 strikeouts over his 81.1 innings pitched and he's given up 71 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.48 and they have given up 219 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 212 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 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.18. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 574 base hits and 274 earned runs. They have allowed 71 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 225 batters and struck out 515. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.18.
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As a team Kansas City is hitting .246, good for 21st in the league. The Royals hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .283 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 69 hits this season in 244 at bats with 26 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .467 and an OPS+ of 117. Mike Moustakas is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .322. He has totaled 67 hits and he has driven in 42 men in 238 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .559. The Royals have 552 hits, including 102 doubles and 81 home runs. Kansas City has walked 160 times so far this season and they have struck out 495 times as a unit. They have left 414 men on base and have a team OPS of .706. They score 3.97 runs per contest and have scored a total of 262 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 35-36 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.19, J.C. Ramirez has a 6-4 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 61 strikeouts over the 77.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 80 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.62 and they have given up 207 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 253 batters and walked 77 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.08. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 603 base knocks and 288 earned runs this season. They have given up 100 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 208 hitters and struck out 595 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.40.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 28th in the league. The Angels hold a .380 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Andrelton Simmons comes into this matchup batting .274 with an OBP of .333. He has 72 hits this year along with 30 RBI in 263 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .407 with an OPS+ of 100. Yunel Escobar is hitting .270 this season and he has an OBP of .325. He has collected 57 hits in 211 at bats while driving in 19 runs. He has an OPS+ of 96 and a slugging percentage of .398. The Angels as a unit have 570 base hits, including 100 doubles and 76 homers. Los Angeles has walked 238 times this year and they have struck out on 524 occasions. They have had 470 men left on base and have an OPS of .694. They have scored 4.18 runs per game and totaled 297 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels -110
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