Kansas City Royals at Los Angeles Angels 6/4/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, June 4, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Danny Duffy vs. Nick Tropeano
The Kansas City Royals visit Angel Stadium on Monday, June 4, 2018 to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Danny Duffy for the Royals and Nick Tropeano for the Angels.
The opening line for this matchup has Kansas City at +160 and Los Angeles at -170. The Royals have a 23-31-4 over/under record and a 25-33-0 run line mark. The Angels are 24-34-0 against the run line and have a 28-27-3 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 23-31-4 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 25-33-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 28-27-3 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 24-34-0 against the run line
Key Kansas City Royals Injuries
05/31/18 P Blaine Boyer Back 10-day DL (05/29)
05/27/18 P Eric Skoglund Arm 10-day DL (05/26)
05/21/18 3B Cheslor Cuthbert Back 10-day DL (05/16)
05/15/18 1B Lucas Duda Foot 10-day DL (05/14)
04/25/18 P Justin Grimm Back 10-day DL (04/22)
03/30/18 P Nathan Karns Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 CF Bubba Starling Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jesse Hahn Elbow 60-day DL (03/06)
Key Los Angeles Angels Injuries
06/02/18 RF Kole Calhoun Oblique 10-day DL (06/01)
06/02/18 SS Zack Cozart Forearm is "?" Sunday vs Texas Rangers
05/21/18 P Keynan Middleton Elbow 60-day DL (05/21)
05/21/18 P Matt Shoemaker Forearm 60-day DL (04/01)
05/21/18 C Rene Rivera Knee 10-day DL (05/17)
05/15/18 P Sean Isaac Elbow 10-day DL (05/14)
05/05/18 P JC Ramirez Elbow 60-day DL (04/09)
04/24/18 P Blake Wood Elbow 10-day DL (04/23)
03/26/18 P Alex Meyer Shoulder 60-day DL (02/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Royals have a 21-37 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Danny Duffy has a 2-6 record with an earned run average of 5.71 and a WHIP of 1.58 this season. He has 54 strikeouts over his 64.2 innings pitched and he's given up 71 hits. He's allowed 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.46 and they have given up 216 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the bullpen and they've struck out 156 hitters and walked 81 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 9.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.42. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 575 base hits and 314 earned runs. They have allowed 87 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 187 batters and struck out 421. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit is 4.87.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .257, good for 9th in the league. The Royals hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Mike Moustakas is hitting .276 with an on-base percentage of .328. He has 62 hits this season in 225 at bats with 39 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .507 and an OPS+ of 125. Whit Merrifield is hitting .296 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .375. He has totaled 64 hits and he has driven in 22 men in 216 at bats. His OPS+ is 122 while his slugging percentage is at .431. The Royals have 517 hits, including 102 doubles and 52 home runs. Kansas City has walked 163 times so far this season and they have struck out 418 times as a unit. They have left 411 men on base and have a team OPS of .712. They score 4.05 runs per contest and have scored a total of 235 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 31-28 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.80, Nick Tropeano has a 3-3 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 37 strikeouts over the 45 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 40 hits. He's allowing 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.92. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.74 and they have given up 217 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 222 batters and walked 94 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.7. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 487 base knocks and 220 earned runs this season. They have given up 68 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 213 hitters and struck out 541 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.07.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 13th in the league. The Angels hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .313 with an OBP of .448. He has 65 hits this year along with 37 RBI in 208 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .688 with an OPS+ of 209. Andrelton Simmons is hitting .336 this season and he has an OBP of .405. He has collected 71 hits in 211 at bats while driving in 33 runs. He has an OPS+ of 143 and a slugging percentage of .469. The Angels as a unit have 503 base hits, including 96 doubles and 78 homers. Los Angeles has walked 204 times this year and they have struck out on 460 occasions. They have had 407 men left on base and have an OPS of .743. They have scored 4.59 runs per game and totaled 271 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Royals +160
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