Kansas City Royals at Los Angeles Angels 6/5/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Brad Keller vs. Andrew Heaney
Angel Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Kansas City Royals and the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Brad Keller for the Royals and Andrew Heaney for the Angels.
Kansas City opens at -200 while Los Angeles opens at +169. The Royals have a 23-32-4 over/under record and a 25-34-0 run line mark. The Angels are 25-34-0 against the run line and have a 29-27-3 over/under record.
Valuable Kansas City Royals Betting Trends
The Kansas City Royals are 23-32-4 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 25-34-0 against the run line
Important Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 29-27-3 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Angels are 25-34-0 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
06/04/18 CF Mike Trout Knee injured last game, is probable Monday vs Kansas City Royals
06/02/18 RF Kole Calhoun Oblique 10-day DL (06/01)
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 21-38 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brad Keller has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 2.13 and a WHIP of 1.11 this year. He has 16 strikeouts over his 25.1 innings pitched and he's given up 20 hits. He's allowed 7.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.51 and they have given up 218 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .274 against the bullpen and they've struck out 157 hitters and walked 83 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 583 base hits and 319 earned runs. They have allowed 88 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 190 batters and struck out 431. 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 4.84.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .255, good for 10th in the league. The Royals hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Whit Merrifield is hitting .294 with an on-base percentage of .377. He has 64 hits this season in 218 at bats with 22 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .427 and an OPS+ of 122. Mike Moustakas is hitting .271 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .323. He has totaled 62 hits and he has driven in 39 men in 229 at bats. His OPS+ is 122 while his slugging percentage is at .498. The Royals have 520 hits, including 103 doubles and 53 home runs. Kansas City has walked 166 times so far this season and they have struck out 424 times as a unit. They have left 415 men on base and have a team OPS of .708. They score 4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 236 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 32-28 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.66, Andrew Heaney has a 2-4 record and a 1.26 WHIP this season. He has 54 strikeouts over the 51.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 47 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.73 and they have given up 218 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 226 batters and walked 98 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.66. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 492 base knocks and 221 earned runs this season. They have given up 69 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 220 hitters and struck out 551 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 .247, good for 13th in the league. The Angels hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Andrelton Simmons comes into this matchup batting .336 with an OBP of .405. He has 71 hits this year along with 33 RBI in 211 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .469 with an OPS+ of 143. Mike Trout is hitting .308 this season and he has an OBP of .443. He has collected 65 hits in 211 at bats while driving in 37 runs. He has an OPS+ of 206 and a slugging percentage of .678. The Angels as a unit have 507 base hits, including 97 doubles and 79 homers. Los Angeles has walked 204 times this year and they have struck out on 462 occasions. They have had 408 men left on base and have an OPS of .739. They have scored 4.57 runs per game and totaled 274 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels +169
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