Kansas City Royals at Los Angeles Angels 6/6/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Ian Kennedy vs. Shohei Ohtani
Angel Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Kansas City Royals and the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Ian Kennedy for the Royals and Shohei Ohtani for the Angels.
Kansas City opens at +237 while Los Angeles opens at -260. The Royals have a 24-32-4 over/under record and a 25-35-0 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 24-32-4 against the over/under
The Kansas City Royals are 25-35-0 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
06/02/18 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 21-39 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ian Kennedy has a 1-6 record with an earned run average of 6.08 and a WHIP of 1.62 this year. He has 57 strikeouts over his 60.2 innings pitched and he's given up 76 hits. He's allowed 11.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.65 and they have given up 225 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .278 against the bullpen and they've struck out 160 hitters and walked 86 batters. As a team, Kansas City allows 10 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 5.49. The Royals pitchers collectively have given up 597 base hits and 328 earned runs. They have allowed 90 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Kansas City as a pitching staff has walked 196 batters and struck out 434. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.89.
As a team Kansas City is hitting .256, good for 9th in the league. The Royals hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Whit Merrifield is hitting .291 with an on-base percentage of .374. He has 65 hits this season in 223 at bats with 22 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .426 and an OPS+ of 120. Mike Moustakas is hitting .275 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .328. He has totaled 64 hits and he has driven in 40 men in 233 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .502. The Royals have 532 hits, including 107 doubles and 54 home runs. Kansas City has walked 168 times so far this season and they have struck out 431 times as a unit. They have left 423 men on base and have a team OPS of .711. They score 4.03 runs per contest and have scored a total of 242 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 33-28 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.18, Shohei Ohtani has a 4-1 record and a 1.08 WHIP this season. He has 57 strikeouts over the 45.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 32 hits. He allows 6.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.70 and they have given up 221 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the Angels bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 228 batters and walked 99 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 504 base knocks and 227 earned runs this season. They have given up 70 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 222 hitters and struck out 558 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 .249, good for 13th in the league. The Angels hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Andrelton Simmons comes into this matchup batting .330 with an OBP of .397. He has 71 hits this year along with 34 RBI in 215 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .460 with an OPS+ of 138. Mike Trout is hitting .316 this season and he has an OBP of .450. He has collected 68 hits in 215 at bats while driving in 39 runs. He has an OPS+ of 208 and a slugging percentage of .679. The Angels as a unit have 521 base hits, including 97 doubles and 81 homers. Los Angeles has walked 210 times this year and they have struck out on 465 occasions. They have had 416 men left on base and have an OPS of .745. They have scored 4.64 runs per game and totaled 283 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Royals/Angels MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels -260
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