Saturday, April 15, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Shoemaker vs. Nate Karns
Kauffman Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Los Angeles Angels and the Kansas City Royals on Saturday, April 15, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Matt Shoemaker for the Angels and Nate Karns for the Royals.
Los Angeles opens at -110 while Kansas City opens at -110. The Angels have a 3-7-0 over/under record and a 6-4-0 run line mark. The Royals are 4-5-0 against the run line and have a 4-3-2 over/under record.
Valuable Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 3-7-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 6-4-0 against the run line
Important Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 4-3-2 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 4-5-0 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 6-4 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 7.71 and a WHIP of 1.50. He has 5 strikeouts over his 9.1 innings pitched and he's given up 9 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 8.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.32 and they have given up 28 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .194 against the bullpen and they've struck out 38 hitters and walked 10 batters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.85. The Angels pitchers collectively have given up 81 base hits and 48 earned runs. They have allowed 16 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Los Angeles as a pitching staff has walked 27 batters and struck out 80. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 4.54.
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As a team Los Angeles is hitting .276, good for 3rd in the league. The Angels hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. Mike Trout is hitting .333 with an on-base percentage of .405. He has 12 hits this season in 36 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .750 and an OPS+ of 233. Yunel Escobar is hitting .366 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .409. He has totaled 15 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 41 at bats. His OPS+ is 171 while his slugging percentage is at .512. The Angels have 94 hits, including 16 doubles and 12 home runs. Los Angeles has walked 30 times so far this season and they have struck out 75 times as a unit. They have left 66 men on base and have a team OPS of .771. They score 4.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 47 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Kansas City has a 3-6 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.11, Nate Karns has a 0-0 record and a 1.90 WHIP. He has 5 strikeouts over the 6.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 8 hits. He allows 11.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.81 and they have given up 27 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Royals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 20 batters and walked 23 opposing hitters. As a team, Kansas City allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.57. The Royals pitchers as a team have surrendered 76 base knocks and 41 earned runs this season. They have given up 8 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Kansas City as a staff has walked 45 hitters and struck out 63 batters. They give up a walk 5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.50 while their FIP as a staff is 4.43.
As a team, they are batting .205, good for 29th in the league. The Royals hold a .340 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .273, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 6.8 hits per contest. Eric Hosmer comes into this matchup batting .171 with an OBP of .216. He has 6 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 35 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .257 with an OPS+ of 37. Alex Gordon is hitting .189 this season and he has an OBP of .250. He has collected 7 hits in 37 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 44 and a slugging percentage of .243. The Royals as a unit have 61 base hits, including 7 doubles and 11 homers. Kansas City has walked 26 times this year and they have struck out on 77 occasions. They have had 55 men left on base and have an OPS of .613. They have scored 3 runs per game and totaled 27 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Angels/Royals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Royals -110
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