Friday, April 14, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: J.C. Ramirez vs. Danny Duffy
The Los Angeles Angels visit Kauffman Stadium on Friday, April 14, 2017 to play the Kansas City Royals. The probable starters are J.C. Ramirez for the Angels and Danny Duffy for the Royals.
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The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at +150 and Kansas City at -160. The Angels have a 3-6-0 over/under record and a 6-3-0 run line mark. The Royals are 3-5-0 against the run line and have a 4-2-2 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 3-6-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 6-3-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 4-2-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 3-5-0 against the run line
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
04/13/17 P Andrew Bailey Shoulder 10-day DL (4/10)
04/08/17 P Garrett Richards Bicep 10-day DL (4/6)
04/03/17 3B Luis Valbuena Hamstring 10-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Nick Tropeano Elbow 60-day DL (4/1)
04/03/17 P Vicente Campos Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Huston Street Trapezius 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
04/02/17 3B Hunter Dozier Oblique 60-day DL (4/2)
04/02/17 LF Jorge Soler Oblique 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Brian Flynn Ribs 60-day DL
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Angels have a 6-3 overall record this season. Starting pitcher J.C. Ramirez has a 2-0 record with an earned run average of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.80. He has 3 strikeouts over his 5 innings pitched and he's given up 7 hits. He allows 12.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.91 and they have given up 25 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .194 against the bullpen and they've struck out 38 hitters and walked 7 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.5. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 70 base hits and 40 earned runs. They have allowed 14 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 24 batters and struck out 73. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.18 and their FIP as a unit is 4.46.
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As a team Los Angeles is hitting .282, good for 3rd in the league. The Angels hold a .448 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.7 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .294 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 10 hits this season in 34 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .735 and an OPS+ of 206. Yunel Escobar is hitting .405 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .450. He has totaled 15 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 37 at bats. His OPS+ is 192 while his slugging percentage is at .568. The Angels have 87 hits, including 16 doubles and 11 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 27 times so far this season and they have struck out 64 times as a unit. They have left 60 men on base and have a team OPS of .791. They score 4.89 runs per contest and have scored a total of 44 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 2-6 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.08, Danny Duffy has a 1-0 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He has 11 strikeouts over the 13 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 11 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.86 and they have given up 25 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 20 batters and walked 23 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.9 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.02. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 70 base knocks and 40 earned runs this season. They have given up 7 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 44 hitters and struck out 55 batters. They give up a walk 5.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.59 while their FIP as a staff is 4.62.
As a team, they are batting .199, good for 29th in the league. The Royals hold a .350 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .268, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 6.6 hits per contest. Eric Hosmer comes into this matchup batting .188 with an OBP of .212. He has 6 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 32 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .281 with an OPS+ of 43. Alex Gordon is hitting .182 this season and he has an OBP of .250. He has collected 6 hits in 33 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 45 and a slugging percentage of .242. The Royals as a unit have 53 base hits, including 7 doubles and 11 homers. Kansas City has walked 23 times this year and they have struck out on 69 occasions. They have had 46 men left on base and have an OPS of .618. They have scored 3 runs per game and totaled 24 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Angels +150
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